Erb Institute MBA/MS Student Recruitment Awards
The Erb Institute offers scholarship support for students in several forms, including recruitment scholarships for entering students, as well as community service scholarships, internship stipends and project support.
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The Erb Institute awards merit-based scholarships to entering MBA/MS students in support of strategic educational objectives:
- To attract students who exhibit high leadership potential and diversify the range of backgrounds and experiences represented in the MBA/MS student population.
- To encourage and enable students to take full advantage of the interdisciplinary opportunities available through participation in the MBA/MS program.
MBA/MS applicants may apply to the Erb Institute for recruitment scholarships before fall semester classes start, subject to the following prerequisites:
- Applicant may submit an Erb scholarship application once s/he has applied to both Ross and SNRE and has received an admission offer to either or both schools.
- If you have been waitlisted at Ross, you can still apply to Erb’s recruitment scholarship as soon as you’ve been accepted at SNRE. We may not, however, be able to review your application until you’ve been admitted to Ross. Please inform us of your Ross status as soon as possible.
- Any award will be contingent upon applicant being admitted to both the Ross MBA and SNRE MS programs in the same admissions cycle. Students who start one degree program before being admitted to the other are not eligible to apply for recruitment scholarships.
- Applicant must plan to remain enrolled as a full-time student (9+ credits) at U-M for six consecutive semesters, through to graduation.
Award amounts will vary. Applicants are not assured of receiving an award.
Once enrolled, students must satisfy several criteria to remain eligible for award disbursement:
- Students must maintain Good Standing with the Institute in order to remain eligible to receive their award.
- Students who graduate in fewer or more than six semesters will lose eligibility to receive recruitment awards.
The requirement for continuous full-time enrollment may be waived in the event of compelling, extenuating circumstances, including but not limited to family emergencies, illness, and military deployment.
Scholarship awards will be made on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle until available funds are fully committed. Therefore, applicants are advised to apply as soon as they are admitted to either Ross or SNRE.
Awards will be disbursed during a student’s sixth consecutive semester of full-time enrollment in the MBA/MS program, provided that the student has met and continues to meet the eligibility criteria listed above.
Awards are based on the Institute’s assessment of an applicant’s ability to advance Erb’s educational objectives. The following characteristics receive special consideration:
- The candidate’s potential to advance sustainability practices, demonstrated by commitment, leadership, and performance in areas consistent with the Erb Institute’s mission. Indicators include:
- Work experience and leadership with sustainability practices;
- Work or volunteer experience and leadership in organizations that advance social or environmental objectives, regardless of the applicant’s specific job responsibilities (e.g. social enterprises, non-profit and service organizations, government agencies and hybrid organizations);
- Commitment to and ability to create socially beneficial change in organizations or communities;
- Commitment to, and facility with, interdisciplinary approaches to learning and doing;
- Academic background in sustainable enterprise, sustainability more generally, and other subjects that emphasize social or environmental issues; and
- Exceptional academic potential, as evidenced by past academic performance or knowledge creation in non-academic settings.
- Diversity of knowledge and experiences that may help better prepare fellow students for globally oriented leadership for socially and environmentally sustainable enterprise. Indicators include:
- International work experience or other significant global experience;
- Life or work experience in educationally underserved communities;
- Educational or work background in physical or natural sciences or engineering;
The Institute strongly encourages students to start the MBA/MS program in SNRE, but this is not a requirement nor does it affect scholarship awards.
Submit any questions about recruitment scholarships to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also use this address to submit your application.