For International Students

  • Students who are offered admission to the Darden School are automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship and those selected will be notified at the time of admission. These scholarships are made possible through alumni gifts and corporate endowments and are renewable for the Second Year as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA or better.

    Most scholarships do not require an additional application, and candidates offered admission to the Darden School are automatically considered. Some, such as the Jefferson Fellowships and Batten Scholars Programs, require supplemental application steps.

    Featured Scholarship

    Darden Indonesia Fellowship

    This fellowship is used to increase the access for Indonesian students who might benefit most from the Darden experience, increase the global focus of the curriculum and elevate the quality of the student body. The fellowship will provide a full tuition scholarship for qualified Indonesian applicants. For more information on this scholarship, please visit the Darden Indonesia Fellowship page.

    Scholarships for International Students

    Darden Merit Scholarships

    Full tuition, one-half tuition and one-third tuition scholarships. Selection is based on a holistic review of applicants' applications for admission.

    Darden Jefferson Fellowships

    Up to two full cost-of-attendance fellowships including full tuition, living expenses, books, computer and a research stipend. The Fellowship was established by various alumni of the Darden School in partnership with the Jefferson Scholars Foundation to secure the most exceptional MBA candidates. Candidates interested in being considered for this Fellowship should possess superior intelligence and academic excellence, but must also demonstrate leadership, citizenship, integrity and honor. For further information, please visit the Darden Jefferson Fellowship or the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.


    Darden's Madison and Monroe scholarships are distinguished scholarships named for U.S. Founding Fathers James Madison and James Monroe. Candidates who are offered admission to Darden are automatically considered for the Madison and Monroe scholarships.

    For more information, please visit the Madison & Monroe Scholarships page.


    The Batten Scholars Program, sponsored and administered by Darden's Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, supports full- and partial-tuition scholarships for students admitted to Darden's two-year, full-time MBA program. All candidates for the program are expected to exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit, strong leadership skills and a drive for innovation.

    For more information, please visit the Batten Scholars Program page

    Hund-Mejean Family Scholarship

    The Hund-Mejean Family Scholarship was established in 2013 by Martina Hund-Mejean (MBA '88) and Bruno Mejean to provide financial support for a European student, with a preference for a student from Germany, in memory of Ms. Hund-Mejean's parents, Dr. Helmut Hund and Barbara von Hagen. Hund-Mejean is chief financial officer for Mastercard and a member of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees.

    Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Fellowship

    Up to five full tuition fellowships will be awarded to exceptional students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, fellowship, service and innovation. Established by a partnership between the Stamps Foundation and the Darden Foundation, a limited number of students awarded half-tuition scholarships by the Darden School Scholarship Committee will be invited to compete for Stamps Foundation Fellowships. Each fellowship recipient will also be awarded a $5,000 enrichment fund to support research, conference attendance or participation on global business experiences.

    Allan and Barbara Staats Fellowship Fund

    Established in 2012, this fund was created for the purpose of providing financial support for MBA students who have been admitted to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The fund was created by Allan W. Staats (MBA ’62) in honor of his 50th reunion and in gratitude for the Darden experience and its influence on his career.

    Arno Burckhardt Scholarship Fund

    Established in 2006, this scholarship was created for the purpose of providing financial support for outstanding German-speaking students who have been admitted to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    Chesapeake Corporation Fellowship Fund

    Established by the Chesapeake Corporation Foundation in Richmond, Virginia. This scholarship is awarded with first preference to joint MBA/ME students and second preference to students who have a graduate engineering degree and the desire to put their engineering skills to work after receiving their MBA. The Chesapeake Corporation Fellowship Fund enables the Darden School to offer a fellowship to an outstanding MBA student.

    Class of 1957 Charles C. Abbott Scholarship

    Awarded to students who bring diversity of work experience to the classroom from non-traditional work backgrounds.

    Class of 1958 Charles C. Abbott Scholarship

    Established in 1987 by the Class of 1958 to honor the memory and educational philosophy of the Darden School’s founding dean. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence, character and, most importantly, diversity in professional practice.

    Class of 1965 Scholarship

    Established in 1985 by members of the Class of 1965 upon the occasion of their 20th reunion. The award is for one or more scholarships to be awarded annually to enrolled MBA students.

    Class of 1968 William E. Fisher Memorial Scholarship

    Established by the Class of 1968 in memory of William E. Fisher, a treasured classmate, for promising students at the Darden School.

    Class of 1972 Scholarship

    Established in 1987 by the Class of 1972, the Killgallon Family Foundation and the Ohio Art Company for outstanding students at the Darden School.

    James A. Cooper Family Fellowship

    Established in 2011 to provide financial support for an MBA student who has been admitted to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    Colgate W. Darden Scholarships

    Established in 1981 and named for the third president of the University of Virginia, the Colgate W. Darden Scholarship supports outstanding students. 

    Darden China Scholarship

    This scholarship is made possible through the gifts of Darden's Chinese alumni and Adjunct Professor, Larry Franklin. It is awarded to a top candidate from Greater China who is selected by the Darden First Year Scholarship Committee.

    Darden-Israeli Student Transition Grant

    Funded by Darden's Israeli alumni as well as other supporters, this gift of approximately $3,000 is selectively awarded to a First Year MBA student who meets the criteria of the award. These criteria include one or more of the following:

    1. Israeli citizenship, preferably currently living in Israel;
    2. Prior education at an Israeli university;
    3. Service in the Israeli military; and
    4. Strong work experience, community service and other extracurricular activities, preferably in Israel or with an Israeli company/organization.

    Students from Israel or of Israeli background (i.e., meeting one or more of the above criteria) are automatically considered for this award by the Darden Financial Aid Office. For more information on this grant, please visit the Darden Israeli chapter website at

    Dean's Scholarship

    For students at the Darden School.

    DuPont Scholarship

    For students at the Darden School.

    Franklin Family Fellowship

    This endowed scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of Dr. Carl Mason Franklin, University of Virginia Law 1948; Dr. Sterling C. Franklin, born in Charlottesville, Virginia; Dr. Laurence C. Franklin, who has been honored to teach at Darden as visiting faculty, and his wife, Wei-ching Kwong Franklin, who have lived and prospered in Hong Kong for more than twenty years. The Fellowship shall be for top First Year MBA students from the Asia Pacific Region as a demonstration of Darden’s commitment to international business studies.

    Frank E. Genovese First Year Scholarship Fund

    Established in 2007 by Frank E. Genovese (MBA ’74), an alumnus of the Darden School and trustee emeritus of the Darden School Foundation. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to First Year students in the School’s full-time MBA program.

    Henry Wayne and Annie Griffin Lewis Scholarship

    An endowed scholarship established with a gift from Samuel A. Lewis, a former member of the Darden Foundation’s Board of Trustees, in honor of his parents.

    HMB Holdings Scholarship Fund

    Established in 2015, this scholarship was created for the purpose of providing financial support for outstanding students who have been admitted to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business with a preference for students with a background in manufacturing organizations.

    Innovation in Education Reform Scholarship Fund

    Established to support students in the MBA/M.Ed. program, a dual-degree program between the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the Curry School of Education. In May 2013, Patricia B. and W. Keith Woodard provided a current use gift to the fund which will enable a partial merit scholarship for a student enrolled or intending to enroll in the MBA/M.Ed. in Innovation in Education Reform degree program.

    Darden Philippine Scholarship Fund

    This scholarship is funded through the generosity of Darden alumni. It is awarded to a top candidate from the Philippines or the Southeast Asia region.

    IRC International Scholarship

    A half-tuition merit-based scholarship for an international student.

    Robert E. Lamb II Scholarships

    Endowed half tuition scholarships established by Robert E. Lamb II (MBA '70).

    Marion M. and Samuel T. Pendleton Fellowship

    A full-tuition fellowship awarded to worthy admitted candidates who are citizens of Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom including England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The fellowship recipient will demonstrate high leadership and academic qualities and show a seriousness of purpose to serve his/her home country in the public or private sector. In the event that a qualified candidate worthy of receiving a full fellowship is not available from the limited geographic regions listed above, the Darden School First Year Scholarship Committee may broaden the pool of admitted candidates to be considered to include citizens of any country who were or are considered a part of the British Commonwealth.

    William Richmond Scholarship

    For students at the Darden School who have demonstrated academic excellence and an interest in entrepreneurship.

    Roger H. Sherman Scholarships

    An endowed fund established by Lucille H. Sherman as a memorial to her husband, Roger H. Sherman, for students who give promise of becoming outstanding citizens.

    Sydney F. Small Memorial Fellowship

    An endowed scholarship fund established with income from a trust bequeathed by a former and dedicated supporter of the Darden School.

    William Wooding Sihler Scholarship

    Established in 2000 by alumni of the Darden School in recognition of Professor Bill Sihler’s dedication to students and learning. Up to four Sihler Scholarships will be made without regard to need to candidates accepted for admission to the first year MBA Program, whose academic record is above average and who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit.

    David and Jane Walentas Scholarship

    Established in 2005 by David Walentas (SEAS ’61, MBA ’64). The scholarship is awarded to First- or Second-Year MBA students who are enrolled at Darden, who show promise for success in business, and whose parents are not college graduates.  As a first preference, the Walentas Scholarship is awarded to a student neither of whose parents has a four-year college degree. As a second preference, the scholarship is awarded to a student from a household in which only one parent has a four-year college degree.

    James Su-Ting and Jeanette Wang Cheng Scholarship

    This scholarship is used to attract the best and brightest students from East Asia to Darden by providing a half tuition two-year scholarship to First Year MBA students who have accepted admission to Darden. First preference shall be for students from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau or Singapore. If these preferences cannot be met, then the scholarship may be awarded to a student from other East Asian countries.