Based on the strength of our relationships with our partner companies and the continuing investment they make in LGO, every student receives a fellowship provided by our partners. While the amount of the fellowship varies each year, it always covers a substantial portion of each student's tuition.
For the LGO Class of 2015, partner companies will offer generous fellowships. For students admitted into Aeronautics and Astronautics, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering, we expect the fellowship to be $65,000. For students admitted into Engineering Systems, we expect the fellowship to be $55,000. The fellowship is a one-time award that supports tuition over both years.
In addition to the tuition fellowship, all graduating students in the Class of 2015 who accept full-time employment with a partner company will receive an additional $20,000 scholarship, which will be applied to the last semester tuition.
About 10 percent of each LGO class is sponsored by partner companies. We encourage applicants who are employed by LGO partners to discuss sponsorship with their human resources department or their company's LGO Operating Committee member. You may contact the LGO Office at 617.253.1055 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Each year, LGO offers merit scholarships to outstanding applicants. Scholarships are awarded separately from (i.e. above and beyond) the LGO fellowship. These scholarships vary from year to year, historically funded by sources including the LGO Alumni. As the LGO Admissions Committee selects each scholarship recipient, we strive to build a diverse class across dimensions including ethnicity, gender, academic discipline and academic performance. We do not solicit or accept applications for scholarships. Scholarship recipients are notified as they receive their LGO admissions decisions.
With their dual MBA and Master of Science in engineering degrees, LGOs have long assumed leadership roles in manufacturing and operations companies, both partners and non-partners. However, applicants should understand that partner companies are funding the program anticipating they will hire graduates to meet their manufacturing/operations leadership needs.
Since program sustainability depends on industry funding, LGO expects students to make a good-faith effort to consider employment by our partner companies. However, non-sponsored students have no obligation to work for an LGO partner company following graduation. Students expecting to pursue careers in banking, financial services or consulting should consider other academic programs that are more aligned with these career goals.
Students are encouraged to use the networking and career development services available through LGO to become familiar with its partner companies (and other manufacturing and operations companies) along with associated job opportunities.
For more information about scholarships and financial support options, please visit MIT Student Financial Services.