COVID-19 Relief and Inclusive Excellence Scholarships Support Returning Whitman Students

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management has announced two new scholarship funds for returning undergraduate and graduate students. Current students must apply for either scholarship by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020. Students will be contacted within two weeks of their application.

“These are challenging times for many of our students and their families and in different ways. We have heard from some of them and want to continue to support our students in their academic endeavors at Whitman. We have created these new scholarship funds as part of our commitment to students and their success,” says Alex McKelvie, associate dean for undergraduate and master’s education. “We are tremendously appreciative of the generous funding from our alumni donors, who are making these scholarship funds possible.” 

Learn more about the two new scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year:

COVID Relief Fund

Due to the dire financial situation that many of our students are currently facing, the Whitman School has created a COVID-related relief fund to provide scholarship support to a limited number of full-time returning students at the undergraduate and graduate level.

If you are in need of COVID-related financial relief for this coming academic year, you are encouraged to apply for this additional scholarship opportunity. In your application, your academic performance, leadership and engagement (while at the Whitman) and your current financial hardship and need due to COVID-19 related factors will be considered.

Please apply by Friday, July 31.

Dean’s Inclusive Excellence Scholarships

As part of the Whitman School’s commitment to an inclusive and collaborative learning environment, the school has created a Dean’s Inclusive Excellence Scholarship fund to support returning full-time students at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Whitman is looking to honor students with strong academic and leadership potential, who demonstrate commitment to a community service, diversity and fostering equity and inclusion. Particular consideration will be given to applicants with a history of community leadership and service, bringing diverse people together and fostering a sense of belonging, perseverance and resilience under challenging conditions – including the current COVID-19 pandemic, and service to historically underrepresented individuals.

If you feel you have demonstrated excellence in one or more of these areas, you are encouraged to apply for this additional scholarship opportunity.

Please apply by Friday, July 31.

For questions or more information about the scholarships, please contact Alex McKelvie at

Kimmy Kimball