Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird Alumni Scholarship

Master's MBA Executive MBA Female Only Male Only LGBTQ+ Military
1 November 2027
No. Scholarships

This merit-based tuition scholarship is designed for competitive applicants who demonstrate above-average: Academic performance (undergraduate grade point average, GMAT/GRE scores, etc.) Previous work and/or leadership experience Personal, intellectual and professional fit with Thunderbird’s mission To be considered for a Thunderbird Alumni Scholarship for one of our graduate degree programs, please complete and submit the Optional Scholarship Essay as part of the graduate program application. Selection is based on this essay, as well as documentation submitted with your application. This scholarship award is exclusively applied to tuition and is not a refundable award.

Application criteria

Application requirements

QS Event attendance is NOT required

Entry requirements

You must be admitted to this school to be awarded

Instructions on how to apply

Thunderbird applicants will be prompted to complete a scholarship essay within the graduate degree application.

Useful resources

Social Responsibility Winner 2022

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Undergraduate Winner 2022

Take a look at this year`s winner Riya`s study plans, how she started her own non-profit organisation and her tips for a successful scholarship application.

Academic Excellence Winner 2022

Read Abhishek`s interview to find out about his advice to students wanting to make a difference in society and hear his application advice.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the QS ImpACT Scholarships?

In a landmark partnership, the QS Scholarships platform merged with ImpACT charity organization in 2020, culminating in a synergy of resources that now manifests as QS ImpACT Scholarships.

What is the difference between institution-funded and QS ImpACT scholarships?

Institution-funded scholarships are exclusively backed by the institution itself. This implies that scholarship recipients need to secure acceptance for their studies at the said institution in order to qualify. It's essential to note that each scholarship comes with its own set of eligibility criteria and prerequisites. On the other hand, QS ImpACT Scholarships mark a collaborative effort between the ImpACT charity organization and QS. These scholarships present a unique advantage – they allow candidates to be considered regardless of the institution they choose for their studies, as long as they meet the appropriate study-level requirements. To delve deeper into the eligibility criteria associated with these scholarships, we invite you to explore the relevant scholarship details.

What does an exclusive scholarship mean?

An exclusive scholarship means that the scholarship is not advertised or available anywhere else but on our platform. To be eligible for these scholarships, you must attend one of our recruitment events (Discover Master's, Discover MBA, Connect Masters, Connect MBA, STEM) as they are exclusively available for event attendees. Click here to register for an event for free.

What if a scholarship is not exclusive?

It means that the scholarship is advertised on other platforms and websites as well, and so are available to a wider audience. You don’t need to attend one of our events (Discover Master's, Discover MBA, Connect Masters, Connect MBA, STEM, etc.) to apply (but we’d love to see you anyway).

Which scholarships are funded by QS ImpACT?

Discover the array of scholarships funded by QS ImpACT, each designed to empower your educational journey:

QS ImpACT Leadership Scholarship for MBA Studies $10.000 - Deadline 31st May 11:59pm BST

QS ImpACT Community Scholarship for MBA Studies 2* $5.000 – Deadline 31st May 11:59pm BST

QS ImpACT Social Responsibility Scholarship for Master's Studies $10.000 - Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST

QS ImpACT Academic Excellence Scholarship Master's and PhD Studies $10.000 – Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST

QS ImpACT Women's Scholarship $5.000 - Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST

QS ImpACT Undergraduate Scholarship for Bachelor's Studies $2.500 - Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST

QS ImpACT Bukola STEM Scholarship for Bachelor's and Master's Studies $2.500 - Deadline 30th April 11:59pm BST