2023 EMBA Impact Scholarship Application

DEADLINE: November 1, 2023

Thank you for your interest in applying for an Executive MBA Scholarship at Sonoma State University. Please contact mba@sonoma.edu with any questions. 

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The EMBA Impact Scholarship

  • The Sonoma EMBA program strives to admit a diverse cohort of experienced professionals. Our scholarship funding recognizes applicants from a variety of industries and backgrounds who are making (or seek to make) an impact in their organizations or industries.  

  • Applicants for this scholarship will demonstrate through their essay recent achievements or professional goals related to any of the following values and priorities of the School of Business and Economics: 

    Diversity and Social Justice
    Sustainability and Environmental Inquiry
    Connectivity and Community Engagement
    Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • The deadline to submit the materials is November 1, 2023. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be an MBA student who has applied for admission to the Sonoma Executive MBA program. 

  • Applicants must have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA in their last 60 units of coursework. (GPA will be verified through Sonoma State University's Admissions and Records Office.)

  •  Applicants are required to submit an essay and a resume.

  • Formal admission to SSU is not required to apply however all applicants must submit their online university application via Cal State Apply before applying for scholarships.

  • Scholarship amount is $1,000 per student. Number of scholarships may vary. 

Application Process: 

  • After review of the materials submitted, selected applicants may be interviewed by the scholarship committee.   


  • The award will be distributed in two installments per academic year.

  • In the event that the awardee fails to maintain enrollment in the Sonoma Executive MBA program, all undistributed funds will be forfeited and awarded to a future recipient.

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