Graduate Student Scholarships

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Fund your future with scholarships

We’re here to make your education even more affordable. Hamline University recognizes the important role that scholarships serve in helping graduate students finance their education. We have generous scholarships run by individual programs of study, as well as tuition discounts for eligible students. When combined with other financial aid planning, our scholarships can help you take a step closer to the future you envision for yourself.

Some of the scholarships we offer for graduate students are:

  • Program-specific scholarships for incoming students
  • Learning partnership discount
  • Service discount
  • Alumni discount

Please keep in mind that scholarships and discounts can’t be combined. Most scholarships and discounts must be applied when applying for admission, so it’s important to explore your options as soon as possible. Reach out to us at or by phone at 651-523-3000 if you have any questions.

Scholarships for all master’s students

All master’s degree-seeking students are eligible for both our learning partnership discount and our service discount.

Learning partnership discount

Employees of our Learning Partners receive a 10% discount on tuition and a waiver of application and processing fees when enrolled in one of our eligible programs.

Explore Learning Partnership discounts >

Service discount

Hamline University offers a 10% discount on tuition to master’s degree students who have served in any of the following organizations:

  • AmeriCorps (including Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps)
  • US military
  • Peace Corps

Simply indicate your service while completing your application for admission.

Alumni discount

Hamline alumni of both undergraduate and graduate programs are eligible to receive 10% tuition discounts for eligible programs.

See eligible programs >

Graduate scholarships by program

Many of our graduate programs offer scholarships or other forms of aid. Check the table below to see what scholarships are available for your specific program, or visit the School of Business scholarships page or School of Education and Leadership scholarships page for a comprehensive overview.

    Scholarship types Amounts and description
    MBA Scholarships Up to $10,000 for new MBA students who demonstrate academic achievement and exceptional leadership
     MPA Scholarships Between $1,000 and $2,500 per year for eligible students selected to receive endowed or annual scholarships
    Master of Arts in Teaching $2,100 to $3,000, paid in installments of $350 or $500 across six semesters. All new students applying to the Master of Arts in Teaching program will be automatically considered for the award. 
    Merit and Leadership Scholarships for Graduate Education Programs Up to $1,500 for incoming students planning to get a master’s in any of the following: Teaching/Initial Licensure; Education; Natural Sciences and Environmental Education; Literacy Education; TESOL
    MFA in Creative Writing Scholarships $1,000 awards/stipends for various scholarships, graduate assistantships, and teaching assistantships
    MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults Scholarships From $500 to $5,000 for a wide range of scholarships open to new and enrolled students
    Master in the Study of Law Scholarships Up to $2,000 for onetime department scholarships awarded in fall and spring semesters
    Paralegal Certificate Scholarships From $500 to $2,000 for department scholarships, the 3M scholarship, and outside sources