Graduate Scholarships

Collegewide Scholarships

Graduate students and new admits to any business graduate programs may qualify for one of the College of Business Graduate Scholarships. Each year the College of Business Scholarship Committee awards a number of scholarships to graduate business majors. Awards are made on an academic-year basis and cover the fall and spring semesters. To be eligible for an award, you must be a degree-seeking student in a master’s-level program in the College of Business and enrolled in no fewer than six credit hours*

All applicants to our graduate programs are considered for scholarships during the spring for awards that pay out the following fall and spring. Applicants are evaluated based on academic criteria and responses in the graduate application. Applicants who are interested in being considered for a College of Business Graduate Scholarship must apply to a graduate program no later than March 1.

Scholarship awards are for the academic year and are distributed in two equal installments, one at the beginning of the fall semester and one at the beginning of the spring semester.

In addition to graduate scholarships offered by the College of Business, the FSU Graduate School has an online fellowship application system for the many awards it offers at the university level. For more information, please visit the graduate school’s website.

To find out more about College of Business scholarships and/or apply, visit

*Please note that some awards require full-time enrollment.

Graduate Scholarships by Academic Unit

There are a number of scholarships awarded by the college’s academic units: Department of AccountingDepartment of Business Analytics, Information Systems and Supply ChainDepartment of FinanceDepartment of ManagementDr. Persis E. Rockwood School of Marketing and the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies. These awards are typically restricted to majors within each academic unit. For additional information or questions about the scholarships below, please contact the appropriate academic unit.

Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting awards a number of fellowships to applicants with strong academic credentials. No duties are associated with these fellowships other than the requirement to remain a full-time student in good standing in the Master in Accounting (MAcc) program. The funding for these awards is provided by contributions from professional accounting firms, corporations, alumni and friends of the Department of Accounting. Currently, fellowships are $1,500 per year, payable in equal installments over three terms.

Internal Accounting Scholarships

  • Albert C. Johnson, CPA Scholarship
  • Astor Family Scholarship 
  • Betsy Evans Endowment for Excellence 
  • Bond Foundation Scholarship
  • Evelyn R. & John W. Baugh Memorial Scholarship
  • Homer Black Fellowship
  • Jonathan L. Williams Fellowship
  • John & Susan Gabriel Scholarship for Excellence
  • John F. Kelly, CPA Scholarship 
  • John Sisler, Jr., MAcc Scholarship
  • Judy A. & Donald W. Schmeling MAcc Scholarship
  • Kenneth W. Cormier Fellowship 
  • Kevin & Kellie Hardee Scholarship
  • Kimberly Winter Cass Memorial Scholarship
  • Krblich Family Fellowship
  • Mauldin Family Excellence Scholarship
  • Robert G. Richardson & Cheryl E. Monroe Fellowship
  • Robert J. West Scholarship
  • Susan Pollack Delgado Fellowship
  • Thomas Howell Ferguson Excellence in Accounting Scholarship

External Accounting Scholarships

Department of Accounting Assistantships

A number of graduate assistantships are available through the department. These assistantships are a combination of cash payments and tuition waivers and require the student to work 10 hours per week as a graduate, research or teaching assistant. Assignments are made as research assistants or teaching assistants according to the current needs of the Department of Accounting.

For further descriptions of these scholarships, click here for the scholarship criteria. Additional information and applications are available in the Department of Accounting Office (RBA 309).

Business Analytics, Information Systems and Supply Chain

At this time, there are no scholarships available at the academic unit level.

Department of Finance

Nancy Casper Hillis and Mark Hillis Endowed Fund for Finance

  • Amount: $500 per semester. Available fall and spring semesters during the academic year. May be awarded for one or both semesters. One scholarship is awarded per year.
  • Criteria: This endowment provides scholarship support for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business. Recipients shall be finance majors and have demonstrated financial need as well as have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Once a qualified applicant meeting the donor's stated eligibility criteria is identified, that student shall have priority for future scholarship awards.

To find out more about this scholarship, please contact the department. In addition to the above scholarship, the Department of Finance awards a number of Collegewide Graduate Scholarships for MSF Students. Please contact the director of your program (listed above) to learn more about the department's nomination process for Collegewide Graduate Scholarships.

Department of Management

The Department of Management does not currently offer any departmental graduate scholarships. However, there are Collegewide Graduate Scholarships available. Please contact the director of your program (listed above) to learn more about the department's nomination process for Collegewide Graduate Scholarships.

Dr. Persis E. Rockwood School of Marketing

O. C. Ferrell Marketing Excellence Scholarship

 (two awards at $500)
This scholarship is named in recognition of Dr. O. C. Ferrell, a world renowned scholar and Florida State alumnus. This award is for doctoral students only and the criterion is the willingness to go above and beyond normal duties to assist the department and its members.

Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies

The department scholarships in real estate, listed below, are announced and applications requested each spring for the following academic year. These scholarships are typically awarded at the beginning of the fall semester, and the recipients announced in the fall at the Real Estate TRENDS Conference and the College of Business awards banquet. For short descriptions of the above internal scholarships, click here for the scholarship criteria. For more information, contact Mandy Chapman in the FSU Real Estate Center.

Internal Real Estate Scholarships

  • Crossman & Company Endowed Scholarship
  • Crossman Career Builders Scholarship 
  • Kislak Family Scholarship
  • Lindquist Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship in Real Estate
  • Mark Hillis and Nan Casper Hillis Endowed Fund for Real Estate
  • Peter and Jennifer Collins Real Estate Graduate Fellowship
  • Philip N. Cusmano Excellence in Real Estate Memorial Scholarship

External Real Estate Scholarships

  • Appraisal Institute and Relief Foundation Scholarships
  • REM Foundation's George M. Brooker Collegiate Scholarship for Minorities
  • Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Scholarship Program
  • Pension Real Estate Association (PREA)/Robert A. Toigo Foundation Scholarship

Internal Risk Management/Insurance Scholarships

  • FAIA Good Works Fund
  • Hilton-Oliver Scholarship
  • Hold Scholarship
  • Kristen Waters Hood/Cynthia Waters Fletcher Scholarship in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. Endowment Fund

For short descriptions of the above internal scholarships, click here for the scholarship criteria. By completing the departmental scholarship application, you will be considered for all scholarships that are listed above for which you meet the eligibility requirements. Scholarship recipients are determined by the RMI faculty unless otherwise noted. 

Please deliver your application and resume to the department office (Room 313) by noon on March 18 to be considered for a fall scholarship. Scholarships will be presented at the Gamma Iota Sigma/RMI Program Banquet at the end of the semester.

External Risk Management/Insurance Scholarships

For short descriptions of the above external scholarships, click here for the scholarship criteria. The above scholarships are awarded by organizations outside the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies. Deadlines and application procedures are unique to each scholarship. Applications may be obtained directly from the sponsoring organization through the website links provided.

Scholarships & Fellowship Programs

National and International Scholarships & Fellowships (Honors Program)
For information regarding these awards, see the University Honors Program website.

State Farm Doctoral Dissertation Award
Scholarships of $10,000 each are awarded to doctoral candidates majoring in a business-related field. Additional information and specific criteria are available on the organization's website. The application deadline is in March.

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