External Scholarship Opportunities

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) University Partnership Program

NSHMBA mandates the requirements below for the University Partners who select NSHMBA Scholars.
To be considered for this program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • United States Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residence
  • Hispanic heritage or demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) from either a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree
  • Enrollment in an AACSB accredited program
  • Recipients do not have to be current NSHMB members as they will be provided membership once they are selected to be a scholar.
  • NSHMBA Scholars receive the following benefits (each student recipient must volunteer at the conference for a total of four (4) hours and attend the NSHMBA Scholars Meeting and NSHMBA Scholars Luncheon in order to receive these benefits):
    • Complimentary full conference registration and up to $250 travel and accommodations reimbursement for the NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo
    • A special invitation to the scholarship luncheon during the conference which honors and recognizes our scholarship recipients
    • Conference preparation webinars on resume building, elevator speeches and best practices
    • Access to scholarship corporate donors and internship and job opportunities
    • Recognition on the NSHMBA website and in other materials as a NSHMBA Scholar
    • Premier NSHMBA membership during award year (if student is not already a member) valued at $250
    • Connection with local NSHMBA Chapter(s)
    • Inclusion of the recipient’s resume in the NSHMBA Scholars resume database which is available to all top corporate donors.

For additional details, visit NSHMBA University Partnership Program.

GreenPal Business Scholarship

The purpose of The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship is to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. We believe that the generation of today's students are the future employers of tomorrow. The future of our county will be forged by the entrepreneurial spirit of today's generation.
If you currently run a small business while attending college or have a small business idea to start while you plan to attend college, see below for the instructions and criteria for applying for the GreenPal scholarship.

  • Applicant must be graduating High School's Senior Class in 2015 or currently enrolled in a college of business with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Applicant must demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner
  • Applicant must have a declared major in the college of Business
  • Funds must be used for full-time enrollment at accredited two or four-year colleges, Universities, vocational or technical schools in the United States

For online application and additional details for the scholarship, visit www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship

David Parsley Endowed Scholarship for Supply Chain Management

The David Parsley Scholarship is for undergraduate students studying supply chain management. The scholarship was established in 2013 through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, with an initial investment of $100,000 to create an endowed scholarship fund that would last in perpetuity for students studying supply chain. In 2014, the SCM ESG added an additional $100,000 into the endowed fund with the hope of continuing to grow this endowment over the years to provide numerous scholarships each year to undergraduate students studying supply chain.

The organization aimed to provide a $10,000 award in 2014. The group has simplified the application process for 2015. Students can apply online beginning December 1, 2014. The scholarship will be announced no later than May 1, 2015, with the group potentially sponsoring the willing scholarship recipient(s) to a conference in May, 14-15 at the Swissotel in Chicago. This is an unparalleled opportunity for the winning Parsley scholar to meet our industry’s top executives in Supply Chain and representatives from the leading national suppliers who service the restaurant industry.

If there are any questions, contact Katherine Schieffelin, SVP and Chief Development Officer, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, at kschieffelin@nraef.org, 202-331-5968.

AICPA/Accountemps Scholarship Award

Accounting Majors: consider applying for the highly attractive AICPA/Accountemps Scholarship Award.

One of our accounting seniors, Anthony Jakubowski, received the scholarship last year. Anthony notes that the scholarship was a huge honor for him and The University of Akron. As a recipient, Anthony joined the AICPA's Legacy Scholars Program, a program in which participants create a service project to better improve the lives of others while in pursuit of their CPA. In recommending the program, Anthony remarks "I think any of the scholarships and the program itself would be a great opportunity for students enrolled in the School of Accountancy." Read a write-up about last year's scholarship winners, including Anthony.

Students need to act quickly as the deadline for this year's scholarship is April 1.