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Scholarships - Executive MBA

The Jindal School awards scholarships to competitive current students just prior to their second fall semester.

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Each scholarship has specific criteria – please be sure to read through before applying.
The scholarship application is a central system available to executive education students for three donor scholarships.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for JSOM Graduate Scholarships?

  • Current executive education students are encouraged to apply for scholarship awards.
  • Neither applicants for admission nor current students are considered automatically for scholarship awards.

How can I apply for JSOM Graduate Scholarships?

  • Students must first complete the general scholarship application and then complete each desired donor scholarship application prior to final submission. Apply for graduate scholarships through the scholarship application.
  • The JSOM Graduate Scholarship Application opens in October to current students.
  • Once an application is submitted, students are unable to make any changes or apply for any other donor scholarships.
  • Students are expected to have fully read the criteria and requirements for each scholarship.

How can I learn about the status of my application for JSOM Graduate Scholarships?

  • The results for Spring scholarships for current students will be announced inJanuary.
  • You may check your Executive Education Scholarship application status at any time by emailing Pamela Foster Brady at

What are the rules about JSOM Executive Education Scholarships?

  • Scholarships are not transferable/deferrable. If a scholarship recipient defers admission, the scholarship will not be deferred and a new scholarship application is required for the semester of deferment.
  • Scholarships are non-renewable and cannot be combined or stacked with other scholarships awarded by JSOM, during the academic year.
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain minimum GPA of 3.0 during the academic year.
  • Acceptance of scholarship awards and tuition reductions can result in varying implications to your tax status/situation. Please consult your professional tax advisor to determine the financial implications. You may also contact
  • Failure to comply with scholarship requirements/criteria may result in the revocation of the scholarship.

Available Scholarships – Open October 1, Close December 31.

Duggiarala Endowed Executive MBA Fellowship

This fellowship was established in honor of Venkateswara Duggirala, an Indian born Global Leadership Executive MBA graduate. “DV” grew up in a lower middle class where it was next to impossible to think of continuous and experiential education. He working in India, transitioning early to Enterprise Resource Planning. This allowed him the opportunity to operate as a global citizen. He moved to the US and realized that the missing link in his education was an executive MBA from UT Dallas – providing the perfect blend of experience, flexibility, content and brand.

Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during the scholarship award period

Contact: Pamela Foster Brady at

Requirements, Terms and Conditions:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in the UT Dallas Executive MBA program
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.0 curriculum GPA at UT Dallas
  • Applicants may be US citizens, permanent residents, or international students
  • Scholarship award is non-renewable and cannot be stacked or combined.

Ruben Mesa EMBA ’15 Memorial Fellowship

The University of Texas at Dallas Executive MBA Class of 2015 established a scholarship in honor of their friend and classmate, Ben Mesa. Ben passed away in a tragic accident in June 2015, two weeks after graduation. Ben’s zest for life, family and lifelong learning were only a few of the qualities that made him a great classmate and a growing leader in his professional field. Ben saw great value in continuing education, which is why he decided to pursue his master’s degree later in his career, while holding a demanding finance leadership role and raising his two sons, Zachary and Aidan.

Award: There will be four awards of $2,000 each (one-time) tuition credit during the scholarship award period.

Contact: Pamela Foster Brady at

Requirements, Terms and Conditions:

  • Applicants must be incoming or current graduate students at UT Dallas.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in the Jindal School.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.5.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours each semester.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need by completing either a financial statement or FAFSA.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or international students.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years work experience and/or military service following the completion of their undergraduate degree.
  • Among equally qualified applicants, preference shall be given to applicants who demonstrate the greatest financial need or to applicants who received their undergraduate degree from UT Dallas.
  • Recipients may compete for a second year of funding, provided they have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and will be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours per semester during the second year of funding. Recipients seeking a second year of funding must reapply through the Jindal School.
  • Recipients must sign a release form, in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), allowing UT Dallas to use application material for fellowship purposes.