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MBA Funding Opportunities

The College of Business helps graduate students earn their degrees affordably by offering merit-based graduate assistantships, scholarships, and grants.


Graduate Assistantship

Graduate Assistantships are available for multiple departments within the College of Business.

Students must be enrolled in six or more semester hours of graduate credit for fall and spring semesters and three or more semester hours of graduate credit for summer semesters. Graduate assistants must work a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Graduate Assistant Matriculation Fee Waiver

The matriculation fee waiver pays 50% of the in-state portion of tuition for graduate courses in the graduate assistant’s program of study (remaining 50% and additional graduate fees are the responsibility of the student).

Graduate Assistant Non-Florida Tuition Waiver

The Graduate Non-Florida Tuition Waiver is available to College of Business graduate assistants working a minimum of 10 hours per week. Students must be officially classified by the University as a non-Florida student for fee assessment purposes, present a 3.0 GPA if a new graduate student and maintain a 3.0 GPA on UWF coursework. Students must be enrolled for six or more semester hours of graduate credit during each fall and spring semester and three or more semester hours of graduate credit during each summer semester.

Apply for a College of Business Graduate Assistantship>>

John C. Pace, Jr. Graduate Scholarship

For College of Business graduate students who are enrolled for six or more semester hours of graduate credit. A minimum entering undergraduate GPA of 3.0* is required for new graduate students and a minimum UWF graduate GPA of 3.0 is required for continuing graduate students. Awards are for fall, spring and summer semesters, depending on the availability of funds. The amount awarded is competitive and based on the UWF graduate GPA for continuing students and GMAT/GRE scores and undergraduate GPA* for new students. 

*GPA as calculated by the Graduate School on the students' graduate application for admission to UWF. 

Apply for the John C. Pace, Jr. Graduate Scholarship>>


Merit Graduate Scholarship

For College of Business graduate students who are enrolled for six or more semester hours of graduate credit. A minimum entering undergraduate GPA of 3.0* is required for new graduate students and a minimum UWF graduate GPA of 3.0 is required for continuing graduate students. Awards are for fall, spring, and summer semesters, depending on availability of funds. The amount awarded is competitive and based on the UWF graduate GPA for continuing students and GMAT/GRE scores and undergraduate GPA* for new students.

*GPA as calculated by the Graduate School on the students' graduate application for admission to UWF. 

Apply for the Graduate Merit Scholarship>>


Bonfire Pizza LLC Visionary Scholarship

For students who meet the minimum enrollment requirements of The University of West Florida and who are majoring in the College of Business. Funds may be used for tuition, books, room and/or board. The amount of the scholarship will be up to $1,000 per year. Should the balance allow more than one scholarship, multiple awards may be given. This scholarship is not renewable; each student may only receive it once.

Apply for this scholarship in the UWF Scholarships Portal>>


Orville Beckford Endowment for Excellence in Business Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking students majoring in a business discipline who are registered for at least two courses (6 hours) and who maintain a GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.5 (graduate). Financial need will be considered (must qualify through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships). The scholarship is available for fall and spring and may be renewable commensurate with the policies of the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Apply for this scholarship in the UWF Scholarships Portal>>

For College of Business graduate students who are enrolled for six or more graduate level credit hours. A minimum entering undergraduate GPA of 3.0* is required for new graduate students and a minimum UWF graduate GPA of 3.0 is required for continuing graduate students. Awards are for fall, spring and summer semesters, depending on the availability of funds. The amount awarded is competitive and based on the UWF graduate GPA for continuing students and GMAT/GRE scores and undergraduate GPA* for new students.

UWF Graduate Grant is an institutional grant awarded to graduate students with documented need. The FAFSA will need to be completed in order to make a final determination of eligibility. 

*GPA as calculated by the Graduate School on the students' graduate application for admission to UWF. 

Apply for a Graduate Grant>> 


For non-College of Business scholarship opportunities, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.