Scholarships: Tippie MBA Women’s Award

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This is the second in a series of posts introducing Tippie’s new Full-time MBA Scholarship Awards.

In the University of Iowa’s Full-time MBA Program, women make up 26% percent of the first-year class.  This is an increase of 3% from the Class of 2014, but we can do better.

The graphic below (from Forte Foundation) shows that women are still under-represented in full-time MBA programs, and consequently, they’re under-represented in the C-suite and on Boards of Directors.


This despite research showing that companies with women on their boards make more money, are smarter investors, and give more to philanthropy.

Here is what my fellow student blogger, Sarah Arter, had to say about the number of women in the full-time MBA program:

“I would love for Tippie to have more women business leaders as my peers and role models. Currently each team in the program only has one female team member. Being able to work with a female classmate on projects would help me be more confident and assertive.” – Sarah Arter ’15

The Tippie MBA Women’s Award is a full-tuition financial award set aside for high-potential female candidates and awarded based on the following criteria:

  • professional achievement (work experience — the program recommends at least two years of full-time, post-undergrad work experience)
  • standardized test scores (GMAT or GRE are accepted; view the class profile to see how your score stacks up against the class average)
  • undergraduate academics (evaluated via transcripts and GPA)
  • results from the admissions interview (the admissions committee is looking for professionalism, good communication skills, and potential for success)
  • outstanding leadership potential

The Tippie MBA Women’s Award is a full-tuition award. To be considered, apply to the Full-time MBA program at Tippie now.

Questions? Contact our Admissions/Recruiting team.

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Lydia Fine

About Lydia Fine

Lydia joined Tippie in 2008 and now works with the Tippie Marketing & Design group as an Associate Director. Prior to joining the marketing group, Lydia recruited new Tippie MBA students for 5 years. Lydia earned her BBA in Marketing (2002) and her MBA in 2010, both from the University of Iowa. She and her husband live in North Liberty with their two children, a dog named Kitty, and a cat that thinks it's a person.