“BGI is singularly focused on sustainable business education, values-based leadership, and entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. The world needs BGI’s purpose-driven and inclusive business leaders.”

Craig Nakagawa, Co-founder of Village Reach

Financing Your Education

You’ve made the decision to pursue your dreams through education, congratulations! BGI’s admission process selects applicants with diverse backgrounds, strong academic achievement, significant work and leadership experience, and personal and professional goals. Our Student Financial Services team is here to help you discover your options. Let’s get started.

BGI participates with federal, state and private agencies to make financial aid programs available to students. Financial assistance awarded through BGI may consist of a combination of institutional scholarships and grants, federal and private loans and part-time work-study opportunities for those who qualify.

Students who wish to apply for financial assistance are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the BGI Student Financial Records Form.

Financial aid opportunities


Bainbridge Graduate Institute students may qualify to borrow up to their total cost of attendance per year through the federal student loan program. Learn more about federal student loans here.


Our work-study program offers students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning money for graduate school. Students can enhance their current learning as well as their future professional prospects by integrating classroom concepts with real-world work experience. Work study opportunities are limited and can be requested upon enrollment.


BGI will gladly accept VA education benefits, including but not limited to the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The federal Department of Veterans Affairs website is the best source for information about all VA Educational Benefits Programs.


Scholarship funds are provided by BGI and a variety of government, civic and professional organizations. Scholarships are awarded in recognition of outstanding student achievement in academics, community service, and demonstrated leadership abilities.

BGI offers various scholarships, most based on financial need and leadership in sustainability. Some are offered to both MBA and Certificate students, and some only to new students or for particular programs. Students complete one application and essay for the Capa Diversity, Pinchot Leadership, Sustainability Innovator, Sustainability Intrapreneuer and Sustainability Entrepreneur Scholarships. The Leadership Spirit award has a separate application and essay prompt. Please click on the scholarship titles below for further details on requirements, award amounts and application process.


  • Capa Diversity Scholarship: The Capa Diversity Scholarship recognizes leadership in the areas of diversity, social justice, equal opportunity, civil rights and non-discrimination. Eligible applicants are current or future change agents in some facet of diversity.
  • Pinchot Leadership Scholarship: The Pinchot Leadership Scholarship recognizes leadership, creativity and community engagement. Eligible applicants are future or current leaders in sustainability practices within their community or business organization.

OTHER opportunities


Institutional grants are financial awards that do not have to be repaid. They are based on need, meaning that whether or not a student qualifies will be determined by their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) determined by the FAFSA. To request more information about an institutional grant, contact our Student Financial Services office.


BGI may work with external sources of aid including but not limited to: private scholarships, Americorps assistance, outside loans, employee tuition assistance, etc…. Please contact Student Financial Services with questions if you may have an external funding source.