Skyrocketing tuition costs are such old news at this point that it’s become cliche, but there are still ways to lessen the costs. As a business major, you’re likely the entrepreneurial sort, and that mindset will serve you well in finding ways to avoid graduation from college with crippling debt. If you can find a way to get through college with minimal debt, you’ll have a much increased appetite for risk – since you won’t have to worry about paying back onerous student loans every month. Here are 25 scholarships for business majors to get you started.
1. General Electric (GE)/LULAC Scholarship
Applicants are U.S. citizens in the sophomore year of a business or engineering program that leads to a bachelor’s degree. Minimum GPA 3.25
General Electric (GE)/LULAC Scholarship
2. Miller Coors National Scholarship
$ 3,000 /Renewable
The world famous organization offers the scholarship to Hispanic students in their junior or senior year of studies working toward a degree in a number of studies that include business. Individuals must be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of 3.0.
3. ALPFA Scholarship Program
$1,250 – $1,500 up to $10,000
The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) sponsors the scholarships for students pursuing degrees in accounting, finance or other business related fields. Students must be Hispanic, U.S. citizens and have a GPA of 3.0.
4. Frank L. Greathouse Government
This accounting scholarship applies to students in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program who desire a career in local, state or federal government.
5. Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship
The program has 17 different award and scholarship programs for students acquiring degrees in a number of study fields.
6. Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The foundation determines the award amount based on individual need.
The program is open to Available to high school students or graduates having U.S. citizenship and of African American, American Indian – Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American descent. Students must have a 3.3 GPA.
7. Coca-Cola Scholars Program
$10,000 to $20,000
This is a general scholarship program for high school students planning to attend a 4-year degree program in a U.S. school. Requirements include having a 3.0 GPA.
8. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
Florida high school graduates may apply to this program. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and an Academic Top Scholars Award winner.
9. A&F Scholarships
The Abbot and Fenner organization sponsor the scholarship program for high school and college students striving for a bachelor’s degree. Applicant must complete an essay answering the question found on the website.
10. Generation Ali Global Citizenship Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Students
The world famous boxer sponsors this program for students located in the U.S. and around the world. High school seniors or students enrolled in an undergraduate program may apply for this scholarship geared toward a 4-year degree.
11. Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program
$10,000-1 $5,000-2 $2,500-4 $1,000-23
The ACFE Foundation sponsors the scholarship in remembrance of previous employees killed in Pakistan. Students must pursue a degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice or Finance. Students must have current full-time enrollment in a 4-year college or university degree program.
12. ALPFA/HSF Scholarship Program
$2,000 to $10,000
This program benefits students of Hispanic heritage having a U.S. citizenship. Applicants must pursue a bachelor’s degree and have a current GPA of 3.0.
13. J.P. Morgan Chase
This generous scholarship applies to seniors attending New York City high schools. Individuals must plan to attend one of the qualifying secondary schools located in the state. The offer applies to a number of degree programs including business.
14. The Dell Scholars Program
Dell created the program for students experiencing underprivileged circumstances. The generous amount provided ensures that students have time to focus on acquiring a 4-year degree without worrying about financial need.
U.S. high school students with a minimum GPA of 2.4 may apply.
15. Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Students must demonstrate academic dedication, community work and be pursuant of a bachelor’s degree.
Students requiring financial assistance may apply.
16. Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships
$2,500 to $25,000
These scholarships remain available to Tennessee high school graduates who demonstrate a financial need. Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5 willing to attend school full-time while acquiring a bachelor’s degree in business.
17. AFCEA Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
This program applies to students under the age of 40 who demonstrate entrepreneurial interests or are majoring in business. Students must be attending their sophomore, junior or senior year of a bachelor’s program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
18. GEICO Achievement Award Program
Sophomores or juniors attending a four-year college or university proving a major in business, computer science or related degree program are eligible for application. Students must also demonstrate leadership qualities in the community or on campus.
19. NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards
The organization awards this scholarship to graduating seniors who operate or own a private business. The may apply to tuition, books and other fees as desired.
20. IMA Scholarship Program
$1,000 to $5,000
The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business sponsor this program. Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or individuals planning to attend a graduate degree program may apply for the scholarship. The program benefits students earning a degree in financial management or management accounting courses of study.
21. CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship
The program welcomes students interested in entrepreneurship or business leadership studies. Applying for the award requires completion of an essay.
22. PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships
$1,000 to $10,000
The PMI designed the scholarship in hopes of mentoring students interested in becoming project management professional.
23. RentDeals.com Scholarship Program
RentDeals offers a Dreamer Scholarship program to college students majoring in business or science. Application requires that individuals have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
24. Visine Students With Vision Scholarship
The program awards students in many different courses of study including those pursuing a degree in business. Students must demonstrate a financial need and have a GPA of at least 2.8 to qualify.
25. Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarships
$1,000 to $5,000
This scholarship applies to students diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Individuals may use the money for any number of bachelor’s degree options including business.