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Department of Finance offers multiple student scholarships

As businesses face a major war for talent, we focus on attracting the best and brightest students. To be competitive, financial support has become increasingly important. Inspired by long-time department member Helen Dashney, we launched the endowed Finance Excellence Scholarship Fund.

We are also pleased to announce several new student scholarship awards made possible by Haris Sorovigas. The royalty payments earned from the electronic Business Law and Ethical Leadership textbook he authors provide the funding.

The selection process is competitive, with a faculty committee reviewing the applications and determining the recipients. We list some available opportunities and hope that more will come online soon.

Finance Excellence Scholarship Fund

First awarded in the Spring of 2022, this scholarship awards $2,000 annually to rising juniors who major or plan to major in Finance. The successful applicant should demonstrate both academic achievements (minimal GPA and 3.2) and financial needs. Conditional on maintaining a 3.2 GPA, the scholarship will be renewed for a senior year. In the Spring of 2023, we plan to award two scholarships (one to junior and one to senior students). This scholarship was made possible by several generous anonymous donors. We expect that in 3 years, we will triple the number of scholarships.

Joseph R. Gatz and Sharon Scott-Gatz Endowed Scholarship Fund

Thanks to the endowment created by Joseph R. Gatz and Sharon Scott-Gatz, we award two scholarships of $1,000 each to Finance Majors. This scholarship is based on merit and participation in FI457/857 class.

Benjamin A. and Beth Hesse Endowed Scholarship in Business

Thanks to the endowment created by Ben and Beth Hesse, we award two scholarships of $1,200 each to Finance Majors. This scholarship is based solely on merit.

Robert S. Carr Memorial Scholarship

Merit-based scholarship funded by the Carr family at $1000/year.

Muldowney Scholarship

Established in 2021 for students interested in Insurance and Risk Management.

Faculty General Business Scholarship

Two annual awards of $1,500 each are awarded to a student majoring in finance, or expecting to do so (one scholarship), and one to a non-finance major.

Faculty Business Study Abroad Scholarship

This is a one-time award of $1,000 to help defray expenses for students participating in a study abroad program offered or sponsored by the Department of Finance. Four students received this scholarship for Summer 2022 programs, and we hope to aid the same number for Summer 2023. The department fully supports MSU’s and Broad’s focus on preparing students for the global workplace. Professor Sorovigas leads a study abroad program in Greece each summer.

Faculty Business Merit Scholarship

Recognizes undergraduate finance majors for their academic achievement, leadership, and volunteerism. Three students will receive a one-time award of $1,500 each this year.

Faculty Business Law and Ethical Leadership Scholarships

$150 awards to undergraduate students enrolled in our required Business Law and Ethical Leadership classes. Students should demonstrate financial need. We understand that textbooks are expensive, and we try to lower the cost for those who cannot afford them. Multiple awards are available.

Make an impact

Please consider contributing to the Finance Excellence Scholarship Fund (or start your own!). This would enable us to support additional students.