Business Scholars

“Thank you for awarding me the Business Scholars scholarship again next school year. I have learned many things from the business classes that I took this past year, and I know that I have chosen the correct major. I’m excited about the classes I enrolled in next year! The business program at Mary Washington is very well respected and it is an honor to be part of it.
Having this scholarship helps keep me focused working hard on my studies and on keeping my grades up. At the same time it helps remove some of the financial worries of attending college.”

                                                                                          -Current Business Scholar

COB Business Scholars is a competitive scholarship program available to incoming 2017-18 freshmen. Business scholar recipients will receive $5,000 as freshmen, and scholarships are renewable for three additional years (for a total of $20,000) if  expectations are met.

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be considered for a COB Freshmen Recruiting Scholarship, a high school graduate must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Have been admitted to the University of Mary Washington.
  • Cumulative 3.75 or higher grade point average.
  • SAT score of 1220 (1600 scale) or ACT score of 27.
  • Have demonstrated extracurricular activities involvement.
  • Have exhibited leadership.
  • Have completed a declaration of intent to major in business.

To renew the scholarship a student must:

  • Make progress towards achieving a business degree, earning at least 9 credit hours in BUAD courses each academic year.
  • Maintain an overall 3.25 grade point average.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.25 grade point average in all business courses.


The completed application deadline is March 15, 2017.  The College of Business Scholarship Committee may request Skype interviews with each candidate.  Recipients will be notified no later than April 15, 2017.

2017-2018 Application Form