Big Data Science & Analytics Scholarships

This field is booming!!

The business and data analytics field is definitely booming; it is estimated by IBM there will 364,000 more data analytics job openings in 2020, for a total of 2.720,000. ( To fill the gap, employers will look beyond data scientists and fill these jobs with various types of data analysts, engineers, and data and privacy security specialists.  IBM also reports demand for data analysts, data scientists, and data engineers will grow 39% in 2020.

Most of these jobs pay high salaries, with an average analytics manager earning $94,677 per year. (

That is why many students are interested in earning their bachelor’s, master’s in business and data analytics. The good news is there are many scholarships and fellowships available to ease the financial burden of attending college.

Our research has uncovered the following outstanding scholarships below. Review each award and click the link to review in more detail.

Amount: $10,000 | Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

Bill Caspere Memorial Diversity Scholarship

This $10,000 scholarship was begun by The Collective LLC in 2015 to encourage undergraduates and postgraduates to consider careers in data science. Applicants must be black, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, multiracial, or LGBTQ. A minimum of 60 college credits completed with a minimum of 3.25 GP is required.

Amount: $4,000 | Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

Daniel Larose Scholarship for Data Mining Excellence

This annual award is worth $4000 per year or $2000 per semester and is offered to post-graduates who excel in a master of science in the data-mining program. Big data students must have finished at least 12 master’s credits.

Amount: $1,500-2,000 | Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

HIMSS Minnesota Graduate Health IT Scholarship

The HIMSS Minnesota Chapter offers this $1500 scholarship for master’s and $2000 for doctoral students who are studying health informatics, including data science and data analytics. You must live in MN, WI, IO, ND, or SD and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $3,000 | Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

INFORMS Analytics Society Student Scholarship

The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences partners with SAS each year and hosts the Analytics Society Student Scholarship Competiton each spring to provide a $3000 big data scholarship to a college student who presents the most compelling analytical project proposal. You must be 18 or older, submit a resume, and two references.

Amount: $5,000 | Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

Lilly Endowment Scholarship for Data Science

The Lilly Endowment Scholarship offers $1000 per term for $5000 total for outstanding male or female postgraduates who are pursuing a Master of Science in Data Science. Qualified candidates must live in Indiana, have graduated from an accredited college in the last year in the state, have two semesters of calculus, and a 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $5,000 | Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

Milliman Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Overseen by Scholarship America for the Chicago Public Schools system, this fund awards $5000 each year to minority IL residents of Latino, black, American Indian, Native American, or Pacific Islander heritage, including Dreamers without legal documentation. Students need to have been admitted into a four-year, US college for majors including data science, data analytics, economics, statistics, mathematics, and computer science.

Amount: $1,000 | Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Feb/Sept

Remote DBA Experts to Students Scholarship

Since 2015, Remote DBA has offered $1000 through the Experts to Students Scholarship to support high school seniors or current college students who want a data-focused career with training in data science, data analytics, database administration, and related disciplines. You must have a 2.8 GPA, submit an online application, cover letter, and 500-word essay.

Amount: $1,000 | Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

Strong Analytics Data Science Scholarship

Strong Analytics is a big data company in Chicago that offers a $1000 scholarship to post-secondary students studying data science. Each applicant must use publicly available datasets to select research questions, code analysis, and make PDF presentations that visualize data findings. Projects are judged on rigor, creativity, methodology, and reproducibility.

Amount: $5,000 | Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

UNCF/Alliance Data Scholarship and Internship

Alliance Data Systems has partnered with the United Negro College Fund to provide a $5000 scholarship each year to minority undergraduates who are going to historically black colleges and studying computer science, data science, IT management and digital marketing. A 3.0 or higher GPA is required and students must be rising juniors or seniors.

Amount: Varies | Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

Russ Peterson Technology Scholarship

The CUNY School of Professional Studies in Manhattan provides almost $400,000 annually with financial aid, such as the Russ Peterson Technology Scholarship. The scholarship program supports full-time students with career goals in big data who are within 30 credits of finishing their MS in Data Analytics or BS in Information Systems with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Amount: $2,000| Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

Carlson School of Management Scholarship

The University of Minnesota offers a $20,000 scholarship for students pursuing a Master of Science in Business Analytics. Twenty scholarships will be awarded to students who are admitted to begin the program in June 2020.

Amount: $1,000| Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

Minneanalytics Data Science Scholarship

This nonprofit organization with more than 10,000 members awards this scholarship of $1000 before awarding a grand prize of $5000 at the end of the year. This is a big data scholarship that is suitable for undergraduates and post-graduates at in-state universities who are working on analytics degrees.

Amount: $2,000| Type: Scholarship | Deadline: Varies

Fisher Family Fund Scholarship

A $2000 scholarship offered to students at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte for students pursuing a degree in data science or business analytics.

Amount: $1,000| Type: Fellowship| Deadline: Varies

Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship

The University of California Berkeley School of Information offers $8500 of scholarships to students in master’s programs in information and data science.

Amount: $1,000| Type: Fellowship| Deadline: Varies

Women in Data Science Scholarship offers a $1000 scholarship to women earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree in data science or data analytics. Must be enrolled full or part-time in a relevant degree program in the US in 2019 and 2020, such as computer information systems, business analytics, statistics or computer science.

Amount: $15,000 | Type: Fellowship | Deadline: Varies

ACM SIGHPC/Intell Computational & Data Science Fellowship

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on High-Performance Computing has partners with Intell to offer this fellowship for $15,000 to master’s or doctoral students doing research on big data. Eligible candidates are females or members of minority groups who have finished less than half of their computer science degrees at US universities.

Big Data Science & Analytics Bi-Annual Scholarship

pick specialty 1One of the most in-demand skills on the job market today is data science. Whether writing code for machine learning algorithms or using advanced analytics to determine where to open a new branch, people with the aptitude for harnessing data should continue to have very bright prospects in the workforce, both here in the United States and around the world.

It is estimated by IBM there will 364,000 more data analytics job openings in 2020 than 2019, for a total of 2,720,000. ( To fill the gap, employers will look beyond data scientists and fill these jobs with various types of data analysts, engineers, and data and privacy security specialists.  IBM also reports demand for data analysts, data scientists and data engineers will grow 39% in 2020.

This scholarship is an ideal way for data science & analytics students to help fund their important educational pursuits in this exciting and evolving field! — Jen Hood, Data Analytics Expert and Founder of The Career Force

Masters of Business is offering a bi-annual $2,000 scholarship to students who plan to pursue or are currently working toward a business analytics degree either bachelor’s or master’s in data science or related field. Individuals must be enrolled full-time or part-time, in the current year in a relevant U.S.-based campus or online degree program, such as computer information systems, business analytics, data science, data analytics, math/statistics, or computer science. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

UPDATE: We are currently in process of selecting our September winner! Please check back soon. 

2020 Scholarship Essay Topic

— What do you hope to contribute to the field of data science? *—

*Please include official sources within your essay to substantiate facts or claims. 

The following section discusses the rules and guidelines for the scholarship essay award.

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There will be two (2) scholarships presented, each as a $2,000 check made to an accredited university in the name of the winner. The scholarship is not transferable.

A minimum of 3.0 GPA is required.

Scholarship essay entries must be received on or before the date of the deadline. All scholarship essays must be submitted through the application form at the bottom of this page. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Multiple entries will disqualify you from this scholarship.

All scholarship essays must:

  • Be written in English
  • Answer this year’s essay contest question
  • Be between 800 and 1,000 words long, excluding works cited
  • Contain standardized citations and bibliography, if needed


Any students pursuing undergraduate- or graduate-level degrees in any of the following fields:

  • Business Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Math/Statistics


Masters of Business announces two (2) scholarship awards of $2,000 bi-annually, specifically for Business Analytics, Data Science, Computer Science or Information Systems. Those who most effectively answer the essay question will be considered for the scholarship.

Deadlines for Scholarships are September 1st and February 1st each year. Winners will be announced within 30 days of each deadline.

Sample of Previous Award Winners

Our organization has awarded over $20,000 in scholarships over the last 5 years to deserving students! It’s our way of giving back to help our future leaders.

saintmaryScholarship Winner – Spring 2019

Thomas J.

University of Saint Mary

“My passion is for organizational health. I want to help people work together— firing on all cylinders and having a blast! Thank you for investing in my journey.”


Scholarship Winner – Fall 2018

Jenny R.

Liberty University

“I am so thrilled! I will definitely put this to good use.”

WSU220Scholarship Winner – Spring 2018

Steve B

Washington State University

“Words can hardly express my gratitude, but I am sincerely thankful and will do my utmost, to one day contribute to the educational needs of another student, as you have done for me. ”

Cal State University San Marcos

Scholarship Winner – Fall 2017

Kevin B

Cal State University San Marcos

“I am beyond thrilled to receive the high honor of this scholarship. My passion for medicine began in the outdoors and it has been a journey ever since to accomplish my academic and professional goals. This award and the help it provides me in pursuing my dreams provides a giant step forward….”


A winner will be selected by a panel of experts. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Notification of the winner will be by email at the address provided on the application form. The scholarship may be awarded to an alternate candidate if the scholarship notification is not acknowledged within 14 days of the notification date.


By submitting an entry, the Applicant states that he/she agrees to all competition rules.


All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The Scholarship is void where prohibited. Applicants agree to be bound by the terms of these rules and by the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Scholarship.

By entering the Scholarship, the Applicant represents that any essay is his/her original work, was not copied from any other source, does not infringe upon the rights of any third party and that the Applicant has the rights to convey any and all right and title to such essay.


Masters of Business does not discriminate based on age, race, sex, religion, disability status or sexual orientation. All essay scholarship applicants are considered equally, based upon their merits and strength of their essay and application.

*This Website has complete discretion in choosing the winners of each essay contest.


  • Q: What is the deadline to apply?
  • A: The deadlines to apply are February 1st and September 1st each year. 

  • Q: When are awards given?
  • A: Scholarship winners are announced within 30 days of deadline

  • Q: What is the minimum GPA?
  • A: The minimum GPA required to apply is 3.0. All GPAs will be verified before the award is given.

  • Q: When is this scholarship offered?
  • A: It is offered two times a year with due dates of September 1st and February 1st.

  • Q: Do you need a letter of recommendation for this scholarship?
  • A: Letters of recommendation are neither required nor accepted for this scholarship.

  • Q: Is there a cost involved in submitting an application?
  • A: There is no cost involved.

  • Q: Can international students apply?
  • A: International students are welcome to apply.

  • Q: Is this program available to military personnel?
  • A: All military are welcome.

  • Q: Do I need to be a current student?
  • A: Yes.

  • Q: Where will the scholarship award check be sent?
  • A: Payments will be sent directly to the college or university where you are studying.

  • Q: Are you going to publish submitted essays anywhere?
  • A: No.

  • Q: What disqualifies an essay?
  • A: Any essay that has false information or plagiarized material is disqualified immediately.

  • Q: Who will determine the winners?
  • A: Our staff will determine the winners.

  • Q: Are students from technical programs and/or adult education programs eligible to participate?
  • A: No.

  • Q: Does the bibliography count toward the final word count?
  • A: No.

  • Q: Can I apply if I’m under 18?
  • A: If you are under the age of 18, you may still apply, but a parent or legal guardian will have to verify before a financial award may be granted.

  • Q: Who is Master’s of Business
  • A: is a digital publication created to help showcase careers, degrees and newsworthy developments for professionals interested in business analytics, data science and data modeling. Our site is designed to educate and inform students of educational opportunities in business and data analytics. The scholarship is made possible by private funds from World Web Search, Inc, DBA TrafficWorx, a California company founded in 2002 to help students learn about higher education programs around the country. Located in beautiful San Diego, California, TrafficWorx was founded on the belief that education can be the silver bullet that changes a person’s trajectory in life.

*Please direct any additional questions, comments through our online contact form.


Just a few suggestions for you to look at before submitting your essay:

  • Is your essay written in English?
  • Does the essay answer this year’s essay contest question?
  • Does your essay address all parts of the question?
  • Is your essay no less than 800 and no more than 1,000 words long excluding works cited?
  • Does your essay have standardized citations and bibliography?


Simply complete the form below and submit before the due date.


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