Applications are now open to exceptionally unique students in various fields of specializations into the Wharton Fellowship for Graduate students of Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Applicants are to choose from the list of programmes available for scholarships and grants of  the institution into its 2013/2014 academic year.
Wharton provides a broad range of fellowships opportunities for a number of our exceptional students thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporate and foundation donors, and the Wharton School.
All admitted students are considered for Wharton Fellowship support. Criteria for selection of awards may include academic achievement, compelling leadership, exceptional professional development, and unique personal qualities. There is no formal fellowship application, and notification of fellowship support is included with the admissions decision.
The information below is a select list of special fellowships available at Wharton. These fellowships include funding for both years of the Wharton MBA. Other awards are available in the second year of study for students in leadership roles and for teaching assistants.

  • Joseph Wharton Fellowships
  • Howard E. Mitchell Fellowships
  • Emerging Economy Fellowships
  • Forté Fellowships
  • Social Impact Fellowships
  • Corporate and Foundation Fellowships

Joseph Wharton Fellowships
Joseph Wharton Fellowships are named in honor of Joseph Wharton, the founder of the Wharton School. These fellowships are awarded to those students with outstanding records of academic, personal, and professional achievements.
For details on how to apply, click here
Howard E. Mitchell Fellowships
Howard E. Mitchell Fellowships (HEM) are full-tuition awards for exceptional students from underrepresented backgrounds. Each year a cohort of students will receive full tuition, engage in leadership programming, and join a large network of other Mitchell Fellows and alumni.
For details on how to apply, click here
Emerging Economy Fellowships
Emerging Economy Fellowships are offered to support students from emerging economies throughout the world.
For details on how to apply, click here
 Forté Fellowships
Forté Fellowships are awarded each year to outstanding female students who demonstrate exemplary leadership in one or more ways: academic leadership, team leadership, community leadership, creative leadership.
For details on how to apply, click here
Social Impact Fellowships
Social Impact Fellowships are offered to students with demonstrated leadership in the public and/or not-for-profit sectors.
For details on how to apply, click here
How to Apply

  • All admitted students are considered for Wharton fellowship support. A separate application is not required, and fellowship recipients will be notified in their admission decision letters.
  • Please apply for admission in order to be considered for the scholarships
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for outside scholarships to help offset educational costs.

Application Deadlines for 2013-2014 session
Round 1: October 1, 2012
Round 2: January 3, 2013
Round 3: March 5, 2013
Note: MBA/MA–Lauder program applicants can only apply to one of the first two rounds. MBA submatriculation applicants can only apply for the third round.
To be considered for a round, you must submit a complete application by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the day of the deadline. If you submit an application earlier in a round, which we encourage, you will be able to confirm receipt via your Wharton online account. You will also have more time in which to schedule an interview (Interviews are by invitation only). Applications received after the deadline for Round 1 or 2 are rolled to the next round. No applications for Round 3 will be accepted after the deadline
General guidelines on when to apply are based on your application type.

  • First-time applicants. We strongly encourage you to apply in Round 1 or 2. The first two rounds have no significant difference in terms of level of rigor; the third round is more competitive as we will have selected a good portion of the class. However, there will be sufficient room in Round 3 for the strongest applicants.
  • Submatriculants. Wharton undergraduates only are considered submatriculants and should apply in Round 3 so that a more complete academic record is available.
  • Reapplicants. We strongly encourage you to apply in Round 1 or 2. For more information, visit Reapplication Procedures.
  • International applicants. We advise you to apply in Round 1 or 2 if you need to apply for a student visa in order to study in the U.S. For more information, please visit International Applicants.
  • Lauder applicants. Applications are accepted in Rounds 1 and 2 only, to meet the early program start date of May 2013. International Lauder applicants who will need to obtain a visa to study in the U.S. are strongly encouraged to apply in Round 1. For more information, visit the Lauder Program.

How to Apply
Use the online application system to apply and to check your status
For details on the various scholarships, click here