Creating the most powerful business education means bringing together the most powerful minds, regardless of background and financial circumstance.

Financial Aid

Competition for top students is fierce.

And, for many hopeful Falcons and their families, scholarships and financial are the only avenue toward a college degree. Financial aid not only gives us a leg up on our peer schools, it empowers us to create a community that’s diverse in every way — a more accurate reflection of society at large that prepares students to lead in an increasingly global workforce.

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Dr. Earl L. Avery with scholarship recipient

Dr. earl l. avery scholarships

For 33 years, Dr. Avery was the voice to help all others be heard, creating a ripple effect that touched thousands of lives. Carry on his pioneering legacy of diversity and inclusion, and ensure talented students of color have access to Bentley — and the greater business world — for years to come.

Women’s Leadership Program Scholarships

This dynamic program awards an annual scholarship for selected individuals who identify as female and demonstrate leadership potential through their extracurricular activities and essays. Scholars develop skills and strategies for self-advocacy, authentic leadership and thoughtful teamwork — essentials that build confidence and prepare women to reach higher. Help bring gender equality to the C-suite, and shape the leaders who’ll shatter ceilings.

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“To succeed in the global marketplace, companies must recruit talented and diverse candidates who possess the skills required to lead organizations. Bentley’s Women’s Leadership Program does just that. It strengthens our talent pipeline with highly qualified female candidates who are ready to lead.”


Trustee, Bentley University
Executive Vice President, Chief Talent and Enterprise Services Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance

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Supporting first-generation students

Continuing Bentley’s long tradition of educating motivated and talented students, regardless of means.

A Bentley education pays off: Recent data shows a net economic gain of more than $1 million 20 years after graduation. First in Family Scholarships allow us to match the in-state tuition of UMass for select first-generation students and help promising students earn a Bentley degree — and the assured success that comes with it.

First-generation college students. Next-generation executives. The FirstGen Presidential Fellows program rewards talent with opportunity, providing mentorship, leadership skills and more.

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Opening doors to those who earn — and deserve — their place.

This vital fund helps Bentley meet the most pressing areas of greatest need, financial aid always being a priority. It’s creating unlimited possibilities for those who lift our community. Support as many talented students as possible by making a Bentley Fund gift to general financial aid today.

Be a force for Bentley today.

Contact a gift officer to explore how you can set your generosity in motion — you might not realize just how far your support will go.