Fund Your Degree

Explore our many funding options

Funding options

Thunderbird seeks individuals whose global mindset and personal mission align with our own—and we make generous scholarships available to those whose passion for international management, cultures, and world relations is seen in both their words and their actions.

There are many different options available to help you finance your graduate education at Thunderbird. In fact, more than 96% of Thunderbird students receive financial assistance through loans, scholarships or other awards.

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Graduate appointments and assistantships

Graduate students can receive financial support through teaching and research assistantships as well as through student employment and internships.

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Graduate College awards and fellowships

The Graduate College provides funding and support to a number of awards, fellowships, training, and development opportunities for entering and continuing students.

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SHARE Fellowship

The Thunderbird SHARE Fellowship is a full-tuition scholarship and mentorship program. It is available to students from emerging and developing countries who are enrolled in the MGM program. The SHARE Fellowship's supportive community provides recipients with funding and support to help them transition to Thunderbird and be successful in their education and career.

The goal of the program is to give promising talent the opportunity to take control of their future. At the same time, the recipients bring their insight, cultural experiences and broad worldview to the school, enriching the student experience and the Thunderbird community through their unique perspectives.

2023 Update: We are proud to acknowledge the creation of The Persons Scholarship, funded by alumnus Tom H. Persons ‘81, which provides specific SHARE funding for a Native American student to join the cohort.

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Scholarship conditions

Learn about the renewal policies for Thunderbird scholarships. By accepting funding through the incoming student scholarship program at Thunderbird School of Global Management, you agree to the these renewal policies.     

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Contact admissions

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Thunderbird Admissions team for more information at