A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

Alumni Referral Scholarship group

Business Master’s Alumni Referral Scholarship


Two 2019 graduates

Calling all UCR AGSM Alumni!

As an AGSM alumna or alumnus, you are best positioned to help us identify prospective students who meet the cultural expectations, academic rigor, and personal characteristics necessary for success in one of the five business master’s programs at AGSM: Full-time MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Finance, Master of Professional Accountancy, and Master of Science in Business Analytics. With this alumni referral scholarship program, we’re giving you the opportunity to help friends, family, co-workers, and peers receive a substantial scholarship towards their degree funding. As a “thank you,” we’ll send you UCR swag in appreciation. See below for program details and instructions for referring a prospective student.



Scholarship Details and Requirements:
Alumni Networking
  • The referring AGSM alumni must submit their referral and endorsement of the student applicant prior to the prospective student’s application.
  • AGSM alumni seeking to refer a prospective student must complete the referral and endorsement form. A student may not refer themselves on behalf of an alumna or alumnus.
  • AGSM alumni may independently refer and endorse one student at a time and may refer up to five student applicants per academic quarter.
  • Prospective student applicants must complete their application to the Master program prior to the application deadline for the desired intake quarter.
  • Candidates will not be awarded multiple scholarships based on multiple endorsements.
  • Successfully admitted MBA/PMBA candidates will receive a $10,000 scholarship and successfully admitted MFin/MPAc/MSBA candidates will receive a $6,000 scholarship to distributed equally across each quarter of the candidate’s program.
  • The student candidate may be eligible for additional merit-based scholarships.

*Please note that this program is designed both to engage AGSM alumni and to bring in candidates outside of our existing pools. Only graduates of the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) are qualified to refer students to receive this scholarship. UCR undergraduate students do not qualify for the scholarship, as the admission team already considers undergraduate students for additional funding – what we call R’Love! Additionally, the alumni referral scholarship is not intended for alumni currently serving as UCR Business professors.

Alumni Networking

Alumni Referral Form

Please provide the following information about the prospective student you are referring and endorsing for admittance to one of the UCR School of Business graduate programs:

- Full name
- Email address
- Phone number
- Home country / territory
- Undergraduate institution
- Qualifications & Recommendation

*The referring alumna / alumnus should additionally be prepared to submit their personal information when completing the form.

Online Referral Scholarship Form

Zeeeshan Khan
I am immensely grateful to Mr. Shahid Saleem Mohammad, MBA ’16, for his guidance and for referring me to UCR’s AGSM, resulting in me being awarded the Alumni Referral Scholarship. The scholarship played a huge part in helping me in pursuing my academic and career goals, and making it into my dream university. Coming into the MSBA program with a non-business background is challenging, but nevertheless a great experience. I couldn’t have done it without the insights shared by Shahid throughout my journey
Zeeshan Khan
MSBA ’22
Jiahui Tang, Alumni Referral Scholarship Program
I chose UCR because my colleague Mindy, MBA ’19, referred me to the Professional MBA program. Mindy’s personality and field skills really impressed me. As a representative of UCR’s graduate business program, it is apparent that the program educates excellent talent, accelerates personal skills, and increases practice results. I am grateful to receive the scholarship and learn the hard and soft skills that Mindy emulates.
Jiahui Tang
PMBA ’23

Program Contact

For questions about the referral program, please contact:

Abigail Wheeler

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions


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