Details about several of Columbia Business School’s numerous fellowships are listed below.
Ronald O. Perelman Family Scholarship
In 2021, Ronald O. Perelman P ’00, ’24 created the Perelman Family Scholarship Fund to offer full tuition awards for students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups, with the aim of expanding a more diverse generation of business leaders. Mr. Perelman owns and operates several distinct businesses as chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. He is well known for his philanthropic support of leading cultural and educational institutions, as well his commitment to advancing women’s health, the arts, and education. Alongside his daughter, Debbie Perelman ’00, he serves as a member of the Columbia Business School Board.
Robert F. Smith '94 Scholarship
The Robert F. Smith Scholarship Fund offers financial support to CBS students who have graduated from HBCUs, overcome systemic hardships or challenges in their academic pursuits, or who have demonstrated a strong commitment to engaging diversity. The fund, which will offer full or partial scholarships, is expected to support approximately 200 students over a 10-year period. Robert F. Smith '94, founder, chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, is known for his industry leadership and commitment to the community and is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Leadership in Business Award and the Columbia BBSA Distinguished Alumni Award.
Columbia Business School Board Fellowships
The Columbia Business School Board Fellowships are awarded to incoming students who exhibit exceptional academic and professional promise. The board is composed of nearly 100 accomplished men and women—each a global leader in one of a wide range of industries, from financial services to manufacturing to technology to the arts. Award funds are renewable for the second year.
Columbia Fellows Program
Columbia Business School’s institutional fellowship program, Columbia Fellows, rewards select entering students who have demonstrated the greatest potential to lead the world’s enterprises. The recipients of this fellowship will have proven themselves to be innovators, leaders, and creative thinkers in their professional, academic, and extracurricular activities. Columbia Fellows are honored by a partial- or full-tuition award.
Meyer Feldberg Distinguished Fellowship Program
In honor of Professor Meyer Feldberg’s ’65 15-year tenure as dean of Columbia Business School, several alumni and supporters of the School established a fellowship program to uphold his continued tradition of leadership. Each year, the Fellowship is given to select incoming students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential, as well as academic excellence. Selection as a Feldberg Fellow provides full tuition and lifelong membership in a distinguished group of similarly driven students, alumni, and donors. Meet the sponsors of the Meyer Feldberg Distinguished Fellowship Program.
Forté Foundation Scholarship
The Forté Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of launching women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education and professional development. Forté Fellowships are awarded through Columbia Business School to admitted MBA students who demonstrate a commitment to advancing women in business. Any incoming MBA student can apply to be a Forté Fellow. In addition to a financial award, Forté Fellowship recipients are given access to professional development programs and mentoring opportunities.
R. C. Kopf Global Fellowships
R. C. Kopf endowed the first R. C. Kopf Fellowship and the R. C. Kopf Professorship in International Marketing in 1980. A 1927 graduate of Columbia Business School, Kopf credited the School’s international business focus for much of his professional success, including the establishment of the Kobrand Corporation. Today, Kopf’s children and their spouses carry his commitment to enhancing the international character of Columbia Business School. Thanks to their generosity, the School offers several Kopf Global Fellowships each year. The Kopf Global Fellows are diverse and highly accomplished, not only in the academic realm but also in the breadth of personal, professional and highly international experience that they contribute to the School’s community.
The McGowan Fellowship
The McGowan Fellows Program partners with top-tier business schools to award full-tuition scholarships to 10 second-year MBA students and, most importantly, to provide experiential learning opportunities through the following components: leadership training steeped in the McGowan values of ownership, accountability, and self-awareness; an opportunity to work on a social impact project towards improving the lives of others; an annual Symposium focusing on crucial questions facing business and society; and a long-life community of change agents across sectors. For more information, please visit the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund website.
Project Charity Trust Fellowship
The Project Charity Trust (PCT) Fellowship Program provides financial assistance to admitted Columbia Business School students from the European Union. Assistance is awarded to students who have not only demonstrated past success in academic and professional endeavors but also a significant commitment to philanthropy. The PCT Fellowship aims to create a community of people dedicated to improving the lives of others. Special consideration is giving to those students who are pursuing career plans in Europe. This fellowship is funded by PCT, a charitable trust under the law of England and Wales, and is administered jointly by Columbia Business School and the PCT Fellowship Committee.
The PCT Fellowship covers partial tuition for one year and is renewable for the recipient’s second year of study provided strong academic standards are achieved. European Union citizens are eligible for the PCT Fellowship.
Full Listing of Merit-Based Awards
- Alexander Bodini Real Estate Fellowship
- Barth Family Scholarship
- Bernard Gray Fellowship
- Benjamin H. Schore Fellowship
- Bishan Singh Kochhar Fellowship
- BNP Paribas Scholarship
- Cari Widmyer '06 Memorial Scholarship
- Caswell J. & Mark M. Caplan Fellowship
- Chief M. F. Lababidi Fellowship
- Class of '68 Fellowship
- David Gill Memorial Fellowship
- David L. Dodd Scholarship for Excellence in Finance
- Filippo de Vecchi '95 Fellowship
- First Eagle Investment Management Foundation Scholarship
- Gilbert Butler '62 Fellowship Goldman Sachs Foundation Fellowship
- Howard Flinker Scholarship
- James L. Freeman Scholarship
- Linda and Gordon Bonnyman Fellowship
- Mario Gabelli Fellowship
- Mark Venrick Fellowship
- Michael Corasaniti Scholarship
- Nancy W. and Harry Silver Fellowship Fund (MIA/MBA candidates only while at SIPA)
- Pan-European Reunion Scholarship
- Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship
- Rita B. Cohen Memorial Fellowship
- Robert Heilbrunn Fellowship
- Robert Y.F. Tam Scholarship
- Rudolph Barth Scholarship
- William Kaplan Memorial Fellowship
- Yellow Ribbon Program
- Yuchengco Fellowship
- Yury Rubinovich Memorial Scholarship