Graduate Scholarships & Grants

Grants and scholarships are gift aid, which means that they are not required to be repaid or earned.

Financial aid applicants will be automatically considered for the awards listed below, unless otherwise noted.

Alumni Scholarship (CAS): Awards are available to Suffolk undergraduate alumni who enroll in a CAS graduate program. Awards range from $3,750 to $10,000 for the academic year. Recipients who are selected for another form of institutional aid will have this award adjusted. Recipients of outside funding (i.e. Employer Tuition Remission, Yellow Ribbon, VA, etc.) may be ineligible for this award. Additional information can be obtained through the Office of Graduate Admission.

Alumni Scholarship (SBS): Awards are available to Suffolk undergraduate alumni who enroll in a SBS graduate program. Recipients are not eligible to receive any other form of University scholarship. Awards range from $4,000 to $12,500 for the academic year for degree programs at the Boston Campus.  As of Spring 2019, students enrolling in an online program will be eligible for a 10% tuition reduction. Recipients of outside funding (i.e. Employer Tuition Remission, Yellow Ribbon, VA, etc.) may be ineligible for this award. Additional information can be obtained through the Office of Graduate Admission.

Battillo Family Scholarship: Awards will be made to one or more deserving graduate student of the Sawyer Business School with demonstrated financial need. Preference should be given to graduate students from South Boston or the Boston Metropolitan area.

William Brennan Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need who is enrolled in the MPA program.

CAS Graduate Grant: This grant awards funds to CAS graduate students on the basis of merit, and ranges from $3,000 to $15,500. The grant is renewable for up to four semesters for full-time students and for up to 8 semesters for part-time students.

Conservation Hill Design: MAIA Scholarship: Two awards will be made each academic year to new incoming Master of Arts in Interior Architecture students at NESAD within the College of Arts & Sciences. This is a merit-based scholarship based on the quality of work that they have submitted in their application.

J.W.S. Cox Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University.

Executive MBA Grant: This program is awarded to students enrolled in the Executive MBA program. Recipients are selected based on merit, and amounts range from $9,000 to $18,000 for the length of the program.

Geraldine F. Lavin Memorial Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Sawyer Business School whose life has been impacted by breast cancer. This award requires a separate application, which can be found on its Facebook page

Gene I. Lee, EMBA ’96, Term Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need who is enrolled in the EMBA program.

McInnes Family Centennial Scholarship: Recipient will be a graduate student in good academic standing, maintaining a GPA of 3.3 or higher whose economic circumstances might otherwise preclude attendance.

Partner Scholarship: Suffolk University’s Partner Scholarship Program (PSP) offers employees and members of partner organizations a 20% tuition reduction on any on-campus master’s degree, dual degree, or graduate certificate program—with the exception of EMBA which is discounted by $15,000 dispersed evenly over four semesters. Members or employees enrolling in online degree programs are eligible for a 10% reduction.

Employees must remain employed by the partner organization, or in active membership standing, in order to receive the tuition reduction each semester.

Find out if your employer is a current partner—view our list of partner organizations.

Popeleski Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time MBA student with financial need. Priority is given to New York residents.

Graduate Progression Scholarship: Students who meet all progression requirements and earn a 3.5 GPA during the Suffolk INTO graduate pathway program will receive a $5000 annual scholarship upon enrollment in a Suffolk graduate degree program. The scholarship can be renewed for up to two years and requires the recipient remain in good academic standing while maintaining a 3.5 GPA.

Reaching Out MBA Fellowship (SBS): Up to two fellowships will be awarded each year in partnership with Reaching Out MBA Inc. In exchange for scholarship support, fellows will work to promote empowerment and representation of LGBTQA students applying to and enrolling in business schools.

SBS Management Graduate Grant: This grant is awarded on the basis of merit to new Sawyer Business School graduate students. Awards are renewable provided the recipient meets all eligibility requirements (i.e. enrollment in at least six credits per semester) and maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. All degree-seeking students are automatically considered for this grant.

Suffolk University Black Alumni Network (SUBAN) Scholarship: The Suffolk University Black Alumni Network (SUBAN) Scholarship is funded by the generous donations of alumni and friends of the University with the goal of reducing the financial burden on talented Suffolk University students. The SUBAN Scholarship supports, each year, at least one student enrolled in each of the schools of the University (College of Arts & Sciences, Sawyer Business School, and Suffolk University Law School). Based on available funding and student eligibility, it is possible awards will be renewed for selected recipients in future years. A separate application is required. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

A graduate education is a major investment. Suffolk University's goal is to provide exceptional service, clear information, and a range of options to make your degree possible.

Please visit Student Financial Services for detailed information, policies, forms, and contact information.

Graduate Loan Funding

Suffolk offers a broad range of loans to eligible students. You are encouraged to connect with the Office of Student Financial Services to discuss your options. Additionally, you are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as you submit the application for admission. You should not wait until you have received an offer of admission to apply.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) any time after January 1 of the year of enrollment. Be sure to list Suffolk's FAFSA code: 002218

Merit Scholarships

All applicants (US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and International Students) are automatically considered for merit-based awards at the time of admission. There is no separate application to be considered for a merit award. Awards generally are based on prior academic achievement, work experience, standardized test scores, and fit in the program.

Merit-based assistance is awarded to students entering in the fall and spring semesters. No merit funds are available for students who begin in the summer term. Students should apply by the priority application deadline for the best chance of getting a merit award. 

Sawyer Business School (SBS)
Students admitted for full-time study will automatically be considered for a Sawyer Business School Fellowship

Suffolk University Alumni Scholarships

Alumni scholarships are available to Suffolk undergraduate alumni who enroll in a CAS or SBS graduate program.

Outside (Private) Scholarships

Numerous private scholarships are available through outside organizations and can be an invaluable source of assistance to students. Information on such scholarships is often available at your local library, the Guidance Office at your local high school, or on numerous web-based scholarship searches. We encourage all Suffolk students to pursue as many outside scholarship opportunities as possible.

If you are the recipient of an outside scholarship, you must report the award and the amount to the Office of Student Financial Services. It is the student’s responsibility to make us aware of any source of funding not listed on your award letter. Federal regulations require that your total financial aid not exceed your calculated financial eligibility.

In some cases, outside scholarships may necessitate an adjustment to your financial aid package. Whenever possible, self-help awards (loans and/or employment programs) will be reduced before grants or scholarships are affected. Suffolk University policy does not allow for grant and scholarship funding in excess of direct costs at Suffolk University.

The thank your donor form is available for students to fill out.