Scholarships

You’ve completed your Application for Admission and Student Financial Records Form and are ready to take the next step toward securing a scholarship. Pinchot’s scholarship selection process awards applicants with strong leadership capacity, community engagement skills, and desire to become a change agent for a better future.

Students complete one application and essay for consideration of the Capa Diversity and Inclusion, Pinchot Leadership, and Wilhelm Sustainability scholarships. Please click on the scholarship titles below for further details on requirements application process. Scholarship funds are provided by Pinchot University. In 2014-2015, Pinchot has a total of $645,000 available to award in scholarships.

Scholarships Available

The Capa Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

The Capa Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship recognizes leadership in the areas of diversity, social justice, equal opportunity, civil rights and non-discrimination. Eligible applicants are current or future change agents in some facet of diversity.

Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated commitment to working within diverse communities. This scholarship defines diversity as anything pertaining to (but not necessarily limited to) race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, nation of origin, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and/or physical ability.

Requirements: The Capa Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship is available to students in all Master’s programs at Pinchot beginning in the 2014 – 2015 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and a minimum of half-time enrollment while receiving this award.

Award Amount: $1,000 maximum, disbursed per credit over the duration of your program. Scholarships are applied to tuition and fees only.

For questions regarding scholarships please contact the Office of Admissions.

Before you apply:

Scholarship Application

The Pinchot Leadership Scholarship

The Pinchot Leadership Scholarship recognizes leadership, creativity and community engagement. Eligible applicants are future or current leaders within their community or business organization.

Scholarships are awarded to individuals demonstrating a commitment to Pinchot’s values: transformational leadership, integrity, community, social justice, innovation and sustainability.

Requirements: The Pinchot Leadership Scholarship is available to students in all Master’s programs at Pinchot beginning in the 2014 – 2015 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and a minimum of half-time enrollment while receiving this award.

For questions regarding scholarships please contact the Office of Admissions.

Before you apply:

Scholarship Application

The Wilhelm Sustainability Scholarship

The Wilhelm Sustainability Scholarship recognizes leadership in the areas of promoting sustainability in business. Eligible applicants are enrolled in BGI at Pinchot’s MBA in Sustainable Business (Metro MBA) program.

Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated commitment to spreading sustainability within business and companies. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply. This scholarship defines diversity as anything pertaining to (but not necessarily limited to) race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, nation of origin, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

Requirements: The Wilhelm Sustainability Scholarship is available to students in BGI’s Metro MBA program at Pinchot who begin study in Spring or Summer quarter in 2014 only. Scholarship recipients must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and a minimum of half-time enrollment while receiving this award.

Award Amount: $1,000 – $5,000, disbursed per credit over the duration of your program. Scholarships are applied to tuition and fees only.

For questions regarding scholarships please contact the Office of Admissions.

Before you apply:

Scholarship Application

George W. Cawman Scholarship

The George W. Cawman Scholarship is designed to assist individuals who demonstrate economic need while in graduate school and who want a life changing experience through new career opportunities that reflect BGI core values: transformational leadership, integrity, community, social justice, innovation, and sustainability.

Requirements: The George W. Cawman Scholarship is open first year students applying to Pinchot for the 2014-2015 school year. Scholarship recipients must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and a minimum of half-time enrollment while receiving this award.

Because this scholarship is funded by the Cawman Family in honor of George W. Cawman, upon accepting the award, scholarship recipients are asked to write a 250-500 word statement to the Cawman family emphasizing how the award will contribute toward their academic, professional, and personal success.

Award Amount: $3,000 maximum, disbursed per credit over the duration of your program. Scholarships are applied to tuition and fees only.

For questions regarding scholarships please contact the Office of Admissions.

Before you apply:

Scholarship Application

Invested in Your Future

Admission and Scholarship Deadlines

We are currently accepting applications for all programs. Pinchot reviews applications on a rolling basis and space is limited. Secure your seat in classes beginning in 2015 by submitting your application as soon as possible.

Fall 2015 Priority Application Deadline Priority Scholarship & Financial Aid Regular Application Deadline Regular Scholarship & Financial Aid Final Application Deadline**
MBA in Sustainable Systems January 30, 2015 January 30, 2015 May 1, 2015 May 1, 2015 July 31, 2015
MBA in Sustainable Business January 30, 2015 January 30, 2015 May 1, 2015 May 1, 2015 September 4, 2015
MA in Organizational Leadership January 30, 2015 January 30, 2015 May 1, 2015 May 1, 2015 September 4, 2015
Certificate in Sustainable Built Environment January 30, 2015 N/A May 1, 2015 N/A September 4, 2015
Certificate in Sustainable Energy Solutions January 30, 2015 N/A May 1, 2015 N/A September 4, 2015
Certificate in Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems January 30, 2015 N/A May 1, 2014 N/A September 4, 2015

* Scholarships not guaranteed for final deadline applicants. Only if funds remain available. We recommend applying early.

Notification and Acceptance

Pinchot will notify students of scholarship awards by February 13, 2015 for Priority Applications and on May 15, 2015 for Regular Applications. We ask that students notify us as soon as a decision has been made if they are accepting their offer of admissions and scholarship award. We do ask that Priority Applicants notify us no later than May 15, 2015 and that Regular Applicants notify us by July 15, 2015. Scholarship recipients should respond no later than their appropriate deadline to accept their scholarship. If recipients do not accept their scholarship, the funds are redistributed to other applicants.

Other Opportunities

INSTITUTIONAL GRANT

Institutional grants are financial awards that do not have to be repaid. They are based on need, meaning that whether or not a student qualifies will be determined by their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) determined by the FAFSA. To request more information about an institutional grant, contact our Student Financial Services office.

EXTERNAL FINANCING OPTIONS

Pinchot may work with external sources of aid including but not limited to: private scholarships, Americorps assistance, outside loans, employee tuition assistance, etc…. Please contact Student Financial Services with questions if you may have an external funding source.