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Doctoral Business Scholarships

Hard work pays off and Capella wants to offer an incentive to maintain your momentum. We’re offering scholarships to new students:

  • $8,000 PhD in Business Management Success Scholarship
  • $7,000 DBA Scholarship

Enroll in an eligible PhD or DBA program by July 2018, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and remain continuously enrolled to qualify.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must meet Capella University admission requirements PDF.
  • Must be a new student accepted into and enrolled in an eligible program at Capella University in April, May, or July 2018. Former students reapplying to the university are also eligible.
  • Maintain good academic standing (3.01.04 Academic Standing pdf) and good financial aid satisfactory academic progress (3.01.05 FASAP pdf).
  • Must be continuously enrolled through quarter five of your program.
  • Must successfully pass your first course upon first attempt. Returning students must pass first course taken upon readmission to Capella.

How to Apply for the Scholarship:

  1. Submit the Capella University online admission application. If you have already applied to Capella, skip this step.
  2. Apply for the scholarship. Complete the application for the program you are seeking:
  3. Begin courses on April 9, May 7, or July 9, 2018.

Scholarship Application Deadline:

Apply before your first course begins; applications received after your first course begins will not be considered.

Scholarship Details:

  • The scholarship can be applied only to an eligible GuidedPath program. Depending on the program you enter, the scholarship will be applied to your Capella account during the third week of the quarter in the following disbursements
    • PhD Business Management: $8,000 scholarship will be applied to your Capella account equally over six consecutive quarters ($1,333 per quarter)
    • DBA: $7,000 disbursed equally over seven consecutive quarters ($1,000 per quarter)
Start date Date of first scholarship disbursement
April or May 2018 April 2019
July 2018 July 2019  
  • Recipients who do not remain enrolled through the first two weeks of the quarter will forfeit the award for that quarter.
  • Recipients who change to an ineligible program, graduate, discontinue, or withdraw from Capella will have all future scholarship disbursements cancelled.
  • Recipients who do not use the full scholarship award will not be eligible for a cash disbursement or any other compensation equal to the value of the scholarship award.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for other Capella grants, scholarships, or discounts in excess of 15 percent.
  • The scholarship may decrease the amount of financial aid funds available to the recipient.
  • The scholarship is intended to address the cost of attendance, including but not limited to, tuition.
  • Capella University faculty and staff, their spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children are not eligible for the scholarship.


Call an enrollment counselor at 1.844.285.7421 to learn more about this scholarship opportunity and to explore Capella programs.

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