Type of Funding
There are a number of fellowships available under the Wharton Fellowship Program for AY 2020-2021 for students admitted to the MBA program at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. All admitted students will be considered for Wharton Fellowship support. There is no formal fellowship application, and notification of fellowship support is included with the admission decision.
Some of the special fellowships available include:
- Joseph Wharton Fellowships
- Howard E. Mitchell Fellowships
- Emerging Economy Fellowships
- Forte Fellowships
- Reaching Out LGBT MBA (ROMBA) Fellowship
- Social Impact Fellowships
The fellowships include funding for both years of the Wharton MBA.
Criteria for selection of awards may include academic achievement, compelling leadership, exceptional professional development, and unique personal qualities.
The Joseph Wharton Fellowships will be awarded to students with outstanding records of academic, personal, and professional achievements. The Howard E. Mitchell Fellowships are awarded to traditionally underrepresented domestic U.S. populations, specifically Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American/American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian/Asian Pacific Islanders to provide financial support to graduate students of color, based on proven leadership, academic excellence, work experience, and/or demonstrated commitment to empowering traditionally underrepresented groups.
Emerging Economy Fellowships are given to students from emerging economies throughout the world, whilst the Forte Fellowships are awarded to outstanding female students who demonstrate exemplary leadership academically, professionally or creatively, as well as a proven commitment to the empowerment of women in education or the workplace.
The ROMBA Fellowship is awarded to candidates who self-identify as LGBT and who have demonstrated leadership in LBGT related roles either academically, professionally, or in the community. Social Impact Fellowships are offered to students with demonstrated leadership in the public and/or not-for-profit sectors.
Applications for the Wharton MBA for AY 2020/2021 must be done online by 17 September 2019 (Round 1), 7 January 2020 (Round 2) or 1 April 2020 (Round 3). International applicants and first-time applicants are encouraged to apply by Rounds 1 and 2.