​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Graduate Business Scholarships & Assistantships

Kinne Scholars​​​​​

The Kinne Scholarship for graduate business students was created through the generosity of Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, past president and Chancellor Emeritus of Jacksonville University, and her late husband, Harry.

The award, to be used toward the honorees’ tuition in their first academic year, was established to recognize the top applicants of the JU Davis College of Business graduate programs. Candidates applying for admission in the MBA, specialized masters or DBA program are eligible for the Kinne Scholarship. Kinne Scholarships are awarded annually through the generosity of Dr. Kinne. Future candidates will be chosen by the Dean and Dr. Kinne.

“Fran heard we were turning away some of our best candidates because they lacked the funding or support to continue with an advanced degree,” said Don Capener, the former Dean of Davis College of Business when the scholarship was created. “She stepped in with her own resources and is actively soliciting for more.” Capener added, “I am grateful for Fran’s generosity and insight to pay it forward. She knows where and how this effort will benefit JU. It is a gift from her heart to future business leaders who she believes will give back to JU.”


  • Incoming graduate student (ground graduate programs only, no online programs)
  • Complete Scholarship application
  • GMAT or GRE Scores (Required, even if waived for admission purposes)
  • Resume

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Deadline EXTENDED to June 15th.  Recipients will be notified by July 1st.
  • Spring: Deadline is November 15th.  Recipients will be notified by December 1st.

Application Form: Kinne Scholarship Application

For more information and to submit application and documentation, please email to​​.

Bank of America Research Scholars​​​​

Bank of America Research Scholars are awarded stipends from the Bank of America Research Scholar​s Fund to select JU Davis undergraduate and masters students.  These students work collaboratively with a faculty member on specific, meaningful research that would be presented at a national conference and/or published in an internationally recognized scholarly journal.

The Bank of America Research Scholars assist a sponsoring JU Davis faculty member with data collection, analytics, literary searches and reviews, and contribute written pieces for inclusion in the final work. This provides an educational experience well beyond the classroom and creates the close mentoring relationship between professor and student that is valued at the best liberal arts institutions.

The selection process is designed to attract and recognize talented students by providing them with an exceptional opportunity and resume building experience.


  • 3.0 minimum GPA in major or masters program
  • Undergraduate who will be graduating in spring or summer terms and is applying, or has applied, to a JU Davis graduate business program or current JU Davis Masters student
  • A U.S. resident or eligible to work in the United States
  • Availability to work on a project 10 hours weekly with a faculty member

Application Form: Bank of America Scholarship Application

For more information and to submit application and documentation, please email to​​ 

Accelerated MBA Assistantships​​​

​Becoming a JU Davis College of Business Graduate Assistant is a high honor. To qualify for an appointment as a JU Davis Graduate Assistant, you must have a solid scholastic record, a strong undergraduate background in your major field, and for foreign students, must have demonstrated evidence of a high level of English proficiency. The assistantships will be merit based and awarded to students who have excelled academically, can provide outstanding letters of recommendation, and exude qualities of a senior leader in their academic surroundings and community involvement.

Assistantships run for two consecutive semesters, covering one-third of the student’s tuition.  Recipients will be responsible for paying the balance of their tuition. The assistantship will continue for each semester only if account is in good standing.

Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and will be required to work a total of 15 hours per week for three consecutive​ semesters for the JU Davis College of Business consistent with the support needs of the College. Should any recipient fall below the GPA requirement, or otherwise lapse in good standing within the program, the award will be revoked and the student will be responsible for the full tuition in the next semester and thereafter.


  • Admitted in the Accelerated MBA program
  • Completed application
  • GMAT or GRE scores 
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA in undergraduate work
  • Personal essay - 500 words or less stating your academic and career goals and aspirations

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Deadline EXTENDED to June 15th.  Recipients will be notified by July 31st.
    Spring: Deadline is November 15th.  Recipients will be notified by December 15th.

Application Form: Graduate Assistantship Application

For more information and to submit application and supporting documentation, please email to​​.

Outside Scholarship Sites​

Stay tuned as we create exciting new scholarship opportunities for our Davis Graduate Students!​