UCR School of Business to Provide Scholarships for Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Members

New partnership will support eligible members pursuing master’s degrees from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

An photo of representatives from UC Riverside and the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber.

Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members Maria Ureña, chair-elect; Emilio Ramirez, chairman; and Dina Esquivel, immediate past chair; with Mark Estrada, associate director of graduate programs at the School of Business; and Yunzeng Wang, dean of the School of Business.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — The School of Business at the University of California, Riverside has established a partnership with the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GRHCC) that will support chamber members wishing to pursue master’s degrees from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management.

Through this partnership, scholarships covering 60 percent of tuition will be offered to qualifying GRHCC members, including students and family members, to pursue a full-time MBA, flex MBA, Master of Professional Accountancy, or Master of Finance.

This scholarship is the first of its kind from the School of Business and represents the school’s commitment to economic development in the region. The scholarship is particularly aimed at owners and employees of small- and medium-sized businesses who are GRHCC members.

“The Hispanic community, along with all small business owners, comprises people with tremendous ambition to succeed. This partnership will be a great asset for those who didn’t have the opportunity to continue their education due to limited finances, and it has the potential to significantly improve our local small businesses, and the lives of their employees and families,” said Blanca Arellano, executive board director of GRHCC.

In 2016, the School of Business was named a “Best Business School for Minority Opportunities” in the Princeton Review. It has the largest undergraduate business program in the UC System, and has a diverse student body, with Hispanic or Latino students accounting for nearly 26 percent. This year, applications from local graduate students increased by 20 percent, and the school admitted 40 percent more local students into its programs.

In November, the school received an Award of Recognition from the GRHCC for its dedication to meeting the needs of traditional and nontraditional students, and workforce demands throughout greater Riverside.

Dean Yunzeng Wang said the school will continue its work with the local community.

“Being recognized by our community leaders for our service is one of the highest honors we can receive. This award represents exactly what we are striving to achieve at the Business School,” Wang said.

For questions regarding eligibility and the admissions requirements into the master’s programs, contact Mark Estrada, associate director of graduate programs, at mark.estrada@ucr.edu or (951) 827-2915.


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