MBA Fellowship

INVEST IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS AND PROVIDE FOR SIGNATURE WHARTON STUDENT EXPERIENCES

“This fellowship changed the trajectory of my life and the opportunities available to my family. I have been introduced to a world and community that I didn’t even realize existed. My Wharton experience will help me achieve the life I want and allow me to be a strong contributor to the world I want to see.”

Nicolette Omoile, WG’19
Fellowship Recipient

MBA Fellowship

INVEST IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS AND PROVIDE FOR SIGNATURE WHARTON STUDENT EXPERIENCES

“This fellowship changed the trajectory of my life and the opportunities available to my family. I have been introduced to a world and community that I didn’t even realize existed. My Wharton experience will help me achieve the life I want and allow me to be a strong contributor to the world I want to see.”

Nicolette Omoile, WG’19
Fellowship Recipient

Invest in the Next Generation of Leaders and Provide For Signature Wharton Student Experiences

HELP STUDENTS CHOOSE WHARTON

Making significant fellowship offers during the admissions process helps ensure Wharton attracts and matriculates the highest-caliber students, a critical component to staying competitive among peer schools. Fellowships send a signal to prospective students that Wharton is invested in their success.
By establishing a fellowship, you will help Wharton bring the best and brightest to campus, where they can learn from leading faculty, build analytical skills, and develop entrepreneurial thinking. Through your support Wharton will build a diverse student body and empower them to realize their full potential as industry leaders.

EMPOWER STUDENTS TO THRIVE

MBA candidates are strongly encouraged to participate in immersive learning experiences, such as Leadership Ventures and Global Modular Courses, the cost of which go beyond tuition and fees. By offsetting the cost of attendance, fellowship aid bridges this gap. You will ensure students have the financial support they need to take full advantage of the opportunities Wharton offers — within and beyond the classroom.

LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY

Wharton makes a difference — not just in the lives of students, but also in the companies and organizations they go on to lead. Alumni turn great ideas into results that matter, creating value in communities near and far. By investing in future business leaders, you will empower them to create an impact that endures long after graduation.

CONTACT US

Molly McKenzie
Director of Regional Development
mollymck@wharton.upenn.edu

Fellowship Giving Opportunities

Wharton is committed to recruiting, educating, and empowering the most promising MBA students. Fellowships have a multiplier effect — giving back to students who will shape growth in their communities and inspiring them to pay it forward to future generations of Wharton students.

Your support of such high-potential students will provide them with the opportunity to transform business and change the world.

How It Works

An elite business education is still in demand and the best students are as well. Merit-based fellowships help ensure that Wharton continues to attract and matriculate the best students. Recipients graduate with less debt and have more financial flexibility to participate in Wharton’s robust experiential learning opportunities — a critical component of the MBA experience.

  • The average fellowship per aided MBA student has risen at an average rate of 9 percent per year — 70 percent overall — between the class of 2015 and 2021.
  • Criteria for fellowship selection include unique personal qualities and background, academic achievement, exceptional professional development, and community involvement.
  • Fellowships are two-year awards, split equally over four semesters for a typical MBA student.
  • Awards are offered in the Admission and Financial Aid letter.

Current MBA Fellowship Funding

  • 59% Funded by the School
  • 41% Funded by philanthropy

Class of 2022 Profile

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U.S. Race / Ethnicity*

  • 39% White
  • 24% Asian American
  • 10% Black/African American
  • 6% Hispanic/Latinx
  • 2% Did Not Report
  • >.5% Native American / Indigenous / Native Alaskan

*Data represents 81% of students that are U.S. passport holders only. Percentages are out of 916 students.

MBA Fellowship Opportunities

*The average annual award projected is based on the University of Pennsylvania’s annual target payout of 5% of each endowment fund.

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The MBA Fellowship Celebration is an annual event bringing together MBA fellowship. Lauder Institute fellowship, and student experience fund donors with exceptional student recipients. Held each spring, the celebration provides an opportunity for donors and students to share their inspiring stories at an event with the Dean and other Wharton leadership.

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Ways to Give

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact The Wharton Fund at +1.215.898.7868 or whartonfund@wharton.upenn.edu

The University's fiscal year is July 1 - June 30.

▼ Phone

Call The Wharton Fund at +1.215.898.7868

▼ Mail

Make checks payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania”
Include your name and your spouse’s name (if applicable), affiliation, and The Wharton Fund

Mail by USPS
University of Pennsylvania
Office of the Treasurer
PO BOX 71332
Philadelphia, PA 19176-9913

Mail by FedEx, UPS, DHL
University of Pennsylvania
Wharton External Affairs
Suite 300 FMC Tower
2929 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

▼ Giving from Outside U.S.

If you live outside the United States, visit Penn’s Giving from Outside the U.S. website before making a gift. Your contribution may qualify for tax benefits in your home country, especially if you are a taxpayer in Mexico, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, or the United Kingdom.

▼ Matching Gifts

Increase the impact of your giving through a matching gift program. To find out if you or your spouse’s employer participates, visit Penn’s matching gifts database.

▼ Donor-Advised Funds or Private Foundations

Recommend or direct gifts through donor-advised funds or private foundations.
Penn’s Tax ID/EIN is 23-1352685
Make donations payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Designate gift to The Wharton Fund.

▼ Bank Wires

Send your gift via a bank wire to:

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Account Name: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania – Gifts Accounting
Account# 2000030009956
Reference: Name and Affiliation (example: Susan Lee, WG’99)

For Domestic Wires and ACH’s
ABA Routing #: 121-000-248

For International Wires Only
SWIFT CODE: WFBIUS6S
CHIPS: 0407

▼ Securities

To make a gift of appreciated securities, either you or your broker should contact:
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Attention: Kristine Hankins
+1.610-260-8531
DTC: 0015
Customer Name: University of Pennsylvania
Penn’s Tax ID/EIN is 23-1352685
Account Number: 858-010018

 To contact the University’s Securities Office contact:
Contact: Jean Suta
+1.215.898.7254
stockgifts@lists.upenn.edu
University of Pennsylvania
2929 Walnut Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5099

▼ Planned Giving

The Office of Gift Planning can help you:

  • Donate appreciated securities
  • Structure gifts of stock
  • Use real estate to make a gift
  • Set-up a Penn Donor Advised Fund
  • Designate retirement plan assets or life insurance
  • Use charitable gift annuities
  • Give with IRA charitable rollovers
  • Tailor a bequest from your living trust or will

Learn more or contact the Office of Gift Planning at +1.215.898.6171.