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MBA Scholarships

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Get a discount on tuition fees. Make a financial plan. Explore options for obtaining financial support for your studies.

 

MBA Merit Based Scholarship for Incoming Students

This Merit Based Scholarship is awarded to a student for excellent bachelors’ study results, measurable by the cumulative GPA and documented by the official academic transcript issued by the bachelor degree granting institution.

These Merit Based Scholarships are awarded to students who have completed bachelors’ studies at an accredited institution consisting from at least 120 US credits at an US institution or 90 US credits (i.e. 180 ECTS) at a European institution or adequate equivalent for other parts of the world.

A students’ GPA is calculated cumulatively from the beginning of the studies of a bachelors’ program. 
The table matching levels of scholarships (in terms of percent tuition discount), with required GPA scores, is published in the annual addendum to the Scholarship Policy by the Provost on the first working day of January.

MBA Merit Based Scholarship for Continuing Students


This Merit Based Scholarship is awarded to a student for excellent common base LIGS MBA study results, measurable by the cumulative GPA and documented by the Office of Registrar within the LIGS Student Services Center.

These Merit Based Scholarships are awarded to students who have successfully completed at least 18 US credits at LIGS, namely all 500 – level MBA courses. A students’ GPA is calculated cumulatively for all completed MBA courses.

The table matching levels of scholarships (in terms of percent tuition discount) with required GPA scores is published in the annual addendum to the Scholarship Policy by the Provost on the first working day of January.

Students who register for the 600 – level courses prior to the completion of all 500 – level ones are assigned tuition that does not yet reflect the Merit-based Scholarship. Eligible students that have already paid the tuition may select to receive either a refund or tuition credit for future studies.

Alumni Scholarships


LIGS offers scholarships to graduates from any existing or past programs offered by LIGS University or Edu Effective. 
Alumni scholarships are awarded in fixed amounts of financial support applicable towards the first tuition payment. 
Alumni Scholarships amounts are published in the annual addendum to the Scholarship Policy by the Provost on the first working day of January. 
 

Joseph James LeVesque Scholarship


This special scholarship named after late prominent LIGS faculty member, Dr. Joseph (Joe) LeVesque, is a one-time scholarship which may be awarded to an incoming or continuing student or applicant upon fulfillment of conditions and criteria announced by the President.
The scholarship amount and criteria for the award are announced by the President and are published in the annual addendum of the Scholarship Policy by the Provost (upon instructions of the President) on the first working day of January.

Hawaii Residents’ Special Scholarships

This specific type of scholarship may be offered to incoming or continuing students residing in the state of Hawaii in good academic standing.

The amount and conditions for the award are announced by the President and are published, inter alia, in the annual addendum to the Scholarship Policy by the Provost (upon instructions from the President) on the first working day of January.

View detailed information on Opening our Doors scholarship

Need Based Presidential Scholarships

This specific type of a Special Presidential Scholarship may be offered to incoming or continuing students should the President decide to introduce these scholarships for the given year.

In this case a special Scholarship Committee appointed by the Provost is formed with the Provost serving as its chair and the Vice Provost serving as its Vice Chair. The committee makes the decision based on the evidence provided by the applicants.

The amount and conditions for the award of a Need Based Presidential Scholarship are announced by the President and are published in the annual addendum to the Scholarship Policy by the Provost (upon instructions of the President) on the first working day of January.


 

Special Scholarships funded by External Provider/Donor


This Special Scholarship is a one-time or continuing scholarship which may be awarded to a student or applicant upon fulfillment of conditions announced by the President on behalf of an external provider/donor.

The amount and conditions for the award of a Special Scholarship are announced by the President (in cooperation with external scholarship provider/donor) and are published in the annual addendum to the Scholarship Policy by the Provost (upon instructions of the President) on the first working day of January or, if necessary or prudent, on an earlier occasion in a separate manner.

 


 

Scholarships Granted by the Federal, State or Local Authorities or an US Foundation


The US Federal Government, State of Hawaii, City of Honolulu or an US Foundation may grant scholarships that may be applicable to (some) LIGS students.

Such scholarships may be awarded to students who fulfil all the conditions announced by the supra mentioned subjects and by the President.

The conditions for these awards are published in the annual addendum to the Scholarship Policy by the Provost (upon instructions of the President) on the first working day of January or, if necessary or prudent, on an earlier occasion in a separate manner.

 


 

Looking for other funding options?

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Divide your funding into smaller chunks that you can manage better.

Here are some tips on how you can finance your studies

Your own funds

Finance the tuition from your own savings or from your monthly earnings in the form of a payment plan. Set your repayments smartly so that they don't compromise your monthly budget.

  • The shorter the payment plan, the more you save
  • You can switch between the payment plans during your studies - you can extend or shorten your repayment plan
Student loans

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Reach out to your friends

Growth, development, planning, estimation and drive for results. These qualities can help you to reach out to your friends who can support you and you can return their help and demonstrate your ability with your push for results.

And a few more tips on financing

  • Scholarship with a government organization supporting education in specific segments
  • Help from a church organization you are a part of
  • Scholarship from philanthropists or private organizations
  • Tuition reimbursement through your company's HR department
  • Extended family assistance
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