Scholarship FAQs

The Harvard Business Analytics Program offers income-based and military scholarships to a limited number of applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please reach out to your enrollment counselor or student success advisor.

  • Income-based scholarships are need-based and will be awarded based on an applicant’s annual household income. Scholarships are open to both domestic and international applicants.

    Military scholarships are for military members who are currently serving, or have served in the United States military. Applicants must submit proof of service such as military ID or discharge certificate to verify eligibility.

    Applicants must complete their program application and be admitted to the program to be eligible for a scholarship.

  • “Annual household income” can be defined as your last 12 months of income, including that of your partner’s, if applicable. This should be your income after taxes. You may also take your current monthly income after taxes and multiply that number by 12 to calculate your annual income. 

  • Based on financial need, the income-based scholarship awards cover either 20 percent or 30 percent of the total program cost. 

    Military scholarships cover up to 20 percent of the total program cost.

  • Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants. Scholarships are limited, and it’s likely that we’ll receive more applications than we can accept. We encourage anyone interested in a scholarship to apply early. 

  • Scholarships are awarded in two rounds roughly 6–7 weeks before the start of the academic term. If awarded a scholarship, you will have three business days from the day the scholarship is awarded to officially accept. If scholarships are not acted on within three business days, funds will be removed from your registration portal and reallocated to another applicant. 

  • If you’re awarded a scholarship, you must add your choice of courses in the registration portal within three business days to accept the scholarship. If you do not add your course(s) within that time frame, you will forfeit the award. Written or verbal acceptances alone will not be honored. Please note that you must be enrolled before adding your course(s). To be considered an enrolled student, you must have a signed “Intent to Enroll Form” on file and have paid your $500 enrollment fee.

  • Scholarships are awarded on a cohort-to-cohort basis. If you defer your acceptance to a future cohort, you are declining your scholarship. If you do need to defer your acceptance, please reach out to your enrollment counselor or student success advisor.