Scholarships for the GRE Exam

Several schools offering a master degree in business administration offer scholarships for GRE test takers.

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is often required for admission to graduate programs across the globe. General tests or subject tests in the areas of biology, biochemistry, computer science, chemistry, literature in English, psychology, mathematics and physics are available. Usually the general test is the one required for college admission, and it consists of three parts. The three portions of the test include quantitative reasoning (math), verbal reasoning (vocabulary) and analytical writing. Each portion has its own score, as the math and vocabulary scores range from 200 to 800 and the writing is on a scale of 0 to 6. Several institutions offering graduate programs requiring this test offer scholarships to those with excellent scores.

1 The Chicago School: Merit Scholarships for GRE and GPA

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides annual scholarships for $10,000, to be divided per semester, for master degree applicants or doctoral degree applicants for the school that meet certain GRE and GPA scores. New students who apply to a master's degree program must have a cumulative GRE score of 1300 or a GPA of 4.0 and doctoral candidates must have scored at at least of 1300 on their GRE. Scholarships are available to students in any of the Chicago schools across the country, and each school has a specific deadline date. Awards are provided for up to three years for doctoral students and for up to two years for master's degree students.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Office of Financial Aid 325 North Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654 312-329-6699

2 Oklahoma City University: GMAT/GRE Scholarship (MBA, MSA)

The Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University offers the GMAT/GRE Scholarship for students accepted to the school's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program who have taken their GRE. Scholarships are available for domestic or international students who have maintained good academic standing and a cumulative GPA of 3.0. The amount of the award is based on the overall score of the GRE. Scores from 1100 to 1299 will result in $9,000, or $750 per course; between 1300 and 1499 will earn $12,000, or $1,000 per class and from 1500 to 1600 will earn a scholarship of $15,000 or $1,250 per course. This scholarship is effective as of May 2010.

Oklahoma City University
2501 North Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106 405-208-5000

3 Northwood University: Scholarships GRE

Located in Midland, Michigan, Northwood University provides two scholarships for students taking the GRE, one for full-time or evening MBA (Master in Business Administration) students and the other for any student within the graduate department. Scores of the test must be sent to the graduate department before the start of school and students are not eligible for receive funding for both the GRE and the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) if both were taken. Candidates must provide GPA documents (transcripts) for all undergraduate coursework, official GRE of GMAT scores and leadership attributes, which are submitted through a resume, personal statement, letters of recommendation and an interview.

Northwood University DeVos Graduate School 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 800-622-9000

Heather Neuharth received her B.A. in psychology with a minor in multicultural and ethnic studies at Westfield State College. She has been employed as a direct-care professional for the mentally ill, a job coach for individuals with disabilities and an activity assistant for the elderly. Neuharth writes for various online publications.