The College of Business and Economics offers a variety of scholarships for majors within the college. Some of these scholarships require proof of financial need and others do not. The following scholarships are administered by the CBE Scholarship Committee.
How to Apply
Students can apply for CBE scholarships online starting December 1 each academic year. The deadline to apply is February 20 by 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Scholarships That Do Not Require Proof of Financial Need
Dr. Sayeed Kayvan Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Sayeed Kayvan Memorial Scholarship is open to full-time freshman, sophomore, junior, or seniors in the College of Business and Economics. Upperclassman applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major. Incoming freshman must have a minimum SAT score of 1100. The amount of scholarship is not to exceed 75% of the cost of tuition and fees for one year. The scholarship is renewable.
Efat Mirmiran Endowed Scholarship
The Efat Mirmiran Scholarship is open to undergraduate students in the College of Business and Economics. To receive this award, students must demonstrate academic merit, provide evidence of leadership skills, and have completed at least 100 hours of community service.
Fran Soistman and Family Scholarship
The Fran Soistman and Family Scholarship is open to undergraduate students with a declared major in accounting or finance enrolled in their junior or senior year of study. Recipients must possess a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Twenty hours of community service is also required to have been completed in the year prior to the awarding of this scholarship.
The Jamie Hurd Scholarship
The Jamie Hurd Scholarship is open to full-time sophomore, junior or senior students in the College of Business and Economics with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. The recipient, if eligible, may reapply for the scholarship.
Kathryn H. Gerling Scholarship
The Kathryn H. Gerling Scholarship is open to sophomores, juniors or seniors in the College of Business and Economics. The recipient will be a Maryland state resident, with preference given to an individual in Baltimore County. With all things being equal, preference will also be given to a female recipient. The award is to be based on merit and/or need.
Mary Fyffe Chiswell, Class of 1922, Scholarship
The Mary Fyffe Chiswell, Class of 1922, Scholarship is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors with a declared major in the College of Business and Economics. Preference is given to a Maryland resident.
Hojati-Kaynama Student Scholarship
The Moneer Hojati-Kaynama Student Scholarship is open to international students with a declared major in the College of Business and Economics.
Sam Barone Scholarship Fund
The Sam Barone Scholarship Fund open to students with a major in the College of Business and Economics. Recipients should be of junior of senior class standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Family Endowment Fund
The Tignanelli Family Endowment Fund supports a scholarship that is open to continuing freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students in the College of Business and Economics with a 3.0 or above.
Towson Rotary Foundation Scholarship
The Towson Rotary Foundation Scholarship is open to juniors and seniors in the College of Business and Economics. Recipients must be graduates of high schools located in Baltimore County or Baltimore City. Applicants are required to have a 3.0 GPA, and extra weight is given for active participation in student organizations during their high school and/or college experiences. Recipients should have a history of participation in community or international service projects during their high school and/or college experiences.
A FASFA form must be completed by the student and submitted to the Financial Aid office prior to applying for certain scholarships. If you are not eligible through FASFA, you will not be considered for any of the following scholarships.
CBE Advisory Board Scholarship
CBE Advisory Board Scholarship is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students who have chosen business as their primary major. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and indicated a strong interest in a business career. Preference will be given to students with financial need and to a student who demonstrates leadership potential.
Christopher Scott Stark Memorial Scholarship
Incoming or returning students in the College of Business and Economics may apply for the Christopher Scott Stark Memorial Scholarship. There is no class-standing requirement. Recipient must display high moral character and personal integrity.
Stephen K. Shock Memorial Scholarship
The Stephen K. Shock Memorial Scholarship is open to students enrolled in the College of Business and Economics with a demonstrated financial need.
Business and Professional Women's Club
The Towsontown Business and Professional Women's Club award is open to full- or part-time undergraduate students with a declared major in the College of Business and Economics, who maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, have completed 60 credit hours, and demonstrate financial need. Application for this scholarship must include an essay outlining academic and career goals.
In addition to the scholarships noted above, which require students to complete an application, the college awards the following scholarships.
Rising Star Scholarships
Students cannot apply for the Rising Star Scholarships, but rather, are nominated by a CBE faculty member. Students nominated must be full-time sophomores or juniors in good academic standing (rising juniors or rising seniors). If nominated, students must also provide a clear statement of professional and/or academic goals. The scholarship may be renewable so long as the candidate(s) meets the stated criteria.
Dr. Louise Laurence Rising Star Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Sayeed Kayvan Rising Star Endowed Scholarship
Jerry German Rising Star Endowed Scholarship
To apply for accounting department scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year, submit all of the following to the accounting department in Stephens Hall, room 102 no later than 10 a.m. on February 1, 2014:
>> Accounting Alumni Scholarship
>> Kenneth Moreland and Renee Moreland Accounting Scholarship
>> Russell E. Denison Award for Excellence in Accounting
>> Sylvia Bernstein Memorial for Excellence in Accounting
>> Catherine Britt Memorial Scholarship
>> Dr. Harvey Paul Scholarship in Economics - Deadline February 11
>> Jeremiah J. German Scholarship in Economics - Deadline April 30
>> Dr. Tamara M. Woroby Scholarship in Economics
>> National Scholarships for Economics Students
>> James L. Dunbar, Jr. Memorial Scholarship - Deadline Sept. 15 or Feb. 10