Thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporate donors, and the University of Utah, the David Eccles School of Business provides many merit- and need-based scholarship opportunities to exceptional students.

Note: The Eccles Admissions Team will notify admitted students of their eligibility to apply for a need-based scholarship or that they are eligible to receive a merit-based scholarship.

Students who are admitted into the program within the priority deadline will be automatically assessed for a merit- or need-based scholarship. Students who are admitted into the program after the priority deadline but within the final deadline have the opportunity to apply for a need-based scholarship.

Students with high undergraduate cumulative GPAs, as well as other high-achieving attributes, qualify for a merit scholarship. Resident students are eligible for a $5,000-$7,500 merit scholarship. Non-resident students are eligible for a $19,000 merit scholarship.

Students who qualify for a need-based scholarship will automatically be emailed a need-based scholarship application. Please complete the application within a week of receiving it to be considered. In addition to a completed scholarship application, domestic students must also apply for financial aid. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the student’s financial background and other related factors.

The admitted student must have graduated from the University of Utah with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. A resident is eligible for $3,500 and a non-resident is eligible for $5,000.

The department hires one graduate assistant in the fall of each year. The student is paid an hourly rate for a set number of hours each week. The student will also receive an assistantship in the amount of $5,000.

The MSIS program is approved as part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) for non-residents. The WRGP allows master’s degree, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students who are residents of the WICHE-member states to enroll in some 320 high-quality programs at 56 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition.

The WICHE states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. For more information about the WGRP, visit WICHE online.

To qualify for WICHE benefits, students must show proof that they are currently residing in a WICHE-member state. For questions about WICHE or to provide more information about your current residency, contact

  • Must be officially accepted in both the MSF and MHA, both the MSF and MSBA, or both the MSF and MSIS programs.
  • Must complete at least 30 credits of coursework, preferably with a mix of credits in both programs.
  • Must have and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Must maintain concurrent degree status and graduate from both programs at the same time.
  • Residents are eligible for $15,000 and non-residents are eligible for $25,000

The amount awarded depends on the annual tuition benefit plan of the student’s employer. The maximum amount that can be matched is $5,000. To be considered, CLICK HERE and fill out the form for students. Please allow 3-5 business days for an admissions coordinator to review your form and verify employment. Note that you must be formally admitted into one of our eligible programs to be considered for this scholarship. If you were awarded a merit- or need-based scholarship, then you aren’t eligible to receive this scholarship. We can, however, work with you to change your merit- or need-based scholarship to the employer tuition benefit scholarship.

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