School of Business Graduate Scholarships

There are two groups of scholarship available to Ithaca College School of Business graduate students--Merit and Endowed.

Candidates are responsible for checking their financial aid eligibility and making sure they meet all scholarship criteria before applying. To be considered for all types of aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed each year. The priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is March 1, and there are some additional requirements for new students, graduate students and New York State residents. To get started, go to for information on graduate student financial aid opportunities and requirements.

Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships are available for MS in Accounting students only. They are awarded after a thorough review of the information provided in the candidate's admission application. All candidates who submit a completed admission application to the School of Business MS in Accounting program will be given full consideration for a graduate merit scholarship; no separate scholarship application is required. In most cases, recipients of merit scholarships will be notified along with their admission letter.

Graduate Endowed Scholarships

The following graduate scholarships were established by endowment gifts or bequests of alumni, family, faculty, and friends of the School of Business. Endowed scholarships are awarded annually and in accordance with the intent of the donor.

John D. Amsterdam '69 MBA Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding student who has earned a bachelor's degree from the School of Business and is now entering the School of Business MBA program. The student must have exhibited active involvement and leadership in the School of Business and demonstrates financial need.

Elmer D. Robinson Scholarship
Established in memory of honorary trustee Elmer D. Robinson by his family and friends. Awarded to an MBA in Entertainment and Media Management student with a grade point average of at least 3.0. Preference is given to a student from Tompkins County or a surrounding county. Financial need is not required.

Robert A. Ullrich MBA Scholarship
Established to honor the service and dedication of Robert Ullrich, who served as dean of the School of Business from 1998-2004. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of the School of Business who is now entering a School of Business graduate program with the highest undergraduate grade point average and who has demonstrated active involvement and leadership in the School of Business.

Application Process

To be considered for the endowed scholarships listed above for AY19-20, a separate application for each scholarship must be submitted by March 9, 2019 at 3:00pm. To apply, please follow the instructions listed on the main endowed scholarship page:

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Haner, Administrative & Financial Operations Manager, at or 607-274-3341 before the application deadline. 

Note: Endowed scholarships are separate from application to the graduate programs and general graduate merit scholarships. Do not include an endowed scholarship application with your program application. 

NOTE: The business graduate programs do not currently offer graduate assistantships.

Apply Now - Deadline Reminders

Merit Scholarships: apply to the MS in Accounting program by March 1, 2019 (no separate application needed)

Endowed Scholarship Applications: March 9, 2019, 3:00pm

Financial Aid Priority Filing: March 1, 2019