Apply for Kelley Direct scholarships

Earning an online MBA is a major investment of both your time and money. Kelley Direct offers a range of scholarship opportunities—and we let you know how much scholarship funding you’ll be awarded before you decide to enroll.

Kelley Direct scholarships

After completing the admissions interview, your admissions counselor will send you a link to the scholarship application. You must complete the application to be considered for one or more of the scholarships. The maximum total amount of scholarship funds awarded is $25,000. Should a student receive multiple awards, the grand total will not exceed $25,000.

Military Service Scholarship

Open to: Active duty and US military veterans

As one of U.S. News & World Report's top online MBA programs for veterans, we are proud to offer this scholarship to those who are serving or who have served in the US military. We also accept most military tuition assistance, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Thank you for serving our country.

Kelley Direct Momentum Scholarship

Open to: All applicants

To be considered for this award, applicants must have strong professional and academic accomplishments and embody the Kelley Direct values—leadership, global and civic engagement, inclusion, innovation, and collaboration. You must also show a commitment to the Kelley Direct community and its success.

How to apply for scholarships

Step 1: Complete the Kelley Direct Program Application Form.

Step 2: If selected to move on to Phase 2 of the application process, you’ll complete a scholarship application as well as an admissions interview and the Indiana University Graduate School Application. You will also submit official test scores and transcripts.

How to prepare your application

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Many items are considered during the scholarship review process. Submitted essays, previous academic performance, and professional experience are all important factors in the process.

Please reach out to your assigned admissions representative. You can find their email and phone number on the Contact Us page.

Applicants will be notified during Phase 2 of the application process. After you complete the scholarship application, you will receive an email with the scholarship award decision. Final awards are contingent upon full admission into the degree program and Indiana University, including final review of official transcripts and other application materials. 

Yes! Competitive applicants may be awarded multiple scholarships.

Scholarship awards are applied to student accounts in equal parts over the course of the degree program. Total value is not applied with the first initial term. The total value is realized after completing the full degree program. 

No. Scholarships are only awarded as part of the admissions application process. One scholarship application is allowed. Current Kelley Direct students are not eligible to apply.

Kelley Direct offers the scholarships listed on this page. We encourage applicants to research and evaluate third-party scholarships, student loans through the university financial aid process, or private student loans to provide funding for the degree program.

Tuition & financial aid

Additional grant and scholarship opportunities

Your Kelley degree is a smart investment in yourself and your future. Kelley Online MBA advance their career paths and increase their salaries—often before they graduate. The upfront cost of earning a graduate business degree is significant, and we encourage you to explore grant and scholarship opportunities outside of IU:

Thank you to our partners

Kelley is a proud partner with the Forté Foundation and Reaching Out MBA.

Opportunity is waiting for you at Kelley.