The 2010 Beat The GMAT Scholarship Winners

by on May 27th, 2010

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After reviewing 437 applications this year, our panel of judges has selected 6 winners for this 5th annual Beat The GMAT Scholarship competition.  Here are the winners:

  1. Uyen Hoang – Pomona, California, USA
  2. Michael Sable – Arlington, Virginia, USA
  3. K. Shyamala Soundari – Chennai, India
  4. Iliana Estevez – Washington, D.C., USA
  5. Rhonda Lee Hunter – Pleasant View, Tennessee, USA
  6. Mark W. Herman – Bluffton, South Carolina, USA

Each scholarship recipient will receive a full GMAT prep course along with a $250 GMAT registration voucher.

A special thanks goes to this year’s scholarship sponsors: Grockit, Kaplan, Knewton, Manhattan GMAT, The Princeton Review, and Veritas Prep.  Our sponsors generously donated one full GMAT prep course for this year’s scholarship, and without their help this competition wouldn’t be possible.

Also a big thanks goes to Ganesh Kumar and Katie Brennan–these two people are former Beat The GMAT Scholarship winners themselves, and they served as guest judges for this year’s competition.  It was a pleasure collaborating with them both this year.

To all applicants whom we couldn’t award a scholarship–be proud of yourself.  It takes a lot of courage and discipline to apply for this competition, and your stories were nothing short of phenomenal.  You guys are going to go on to do great things in your careers and lives.

Thank you all so much for supporting the Beat The GMAT Scholarship.  Let’s hear it for our 2010 winners!


  • Congratulations to all winners!

  • Congratulations to all the winners! You guys have amazing stories/essays!

  • Congrats to all winners!

  • Congrats to all the Winners :) .

  • Warm congrats to all winners!! BTG is just too generous & awesome!!

    Without BTG , I dont think my GMAT journey would be complete!

  • Yippee....
    Thank you BTG !!! It's certainly a confidence booster to move ahead in the MBA Journey.

    Thanks all for your wishes!

    • Congrats to all the winners!!!!!!!

      Congrats to Shyamala....I am really happy to see Chennai in the winning list as I am also in chennai.

  • Congratulations to all winners...

  • Congratulations to all the winners, good luck to everyone and let's keep the challenge for a better future.

  • Thank you so much BTG. It is such a confidence booster, as Shyamala Soundari said, to have been selected as one of the winners of the competition.

    • Rhonda, have you been receiving our e-mails to you in the past 24 hours? We are getting bounce backs to the address you provided...

  • Congratulations everyone!

  • Hi Babu,

    Mikka Nandri...! :) Hope u get it..

  • Thanks so much BTG and the Scholarship Team! I am deeply honored to receive this award and will be forever grateful. You have laid a strong foundation for my MBA journey and I will do my best to build upon it. Congratulations to the other scholarship recipients and good luck to all on beating the GMAT!

    • Dear Mr Hoang,

      First of all, I would like to congratulate you for your achievement with Beat The Gmat Scholarship.

      I would like to introduce myself. I am Linh, from Vietnam. The reason I am writing to you is that You are a Vietnamese person and You have the same goal as I have ( apply for a MBA in the future ). All above, I feel so proud when I see name of a vietnamse person on international competition. that encourages me to make more effort to reach my MBA goal because I know that I try my best, one day I can be successful like you.

      If you don't mind, Could you please help me with application process to an MBA or if I have any information about application process, Could I ask you.

      Once again,

      Congratulation! and good luck to you!!!

      Yours sincerely,

      Manh Linh

  • Congratulations guys! Many of you were amazing!

  • Thanks again to all applicants who applied this year! To use an over-used HBS saying--its was a pleasure reading about your "transformative experiences" :)

  • Congratulations all winners......

  • congratulations!

  • Congrats to the winners. :) Also I'm sure it wasn't an easy task for the judges, having to go through so many apps :)

  • Firstly Congrats !! all of you and I wish you All the Best for further progress.

  • I am planning to write gmat, for which i am looking for some good coaching intitutes in delhi. Can anyone please provide name of good institutes which gives really good help to crack gmat.


    • Ya there are few good Institues in delhi which ll be really helpful. Let me know if u need further details.

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