Apply now! 2011 edition of the Beat The GMAT Scholarships

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Hey Beat The GMAT Community Members,

It's our pleasure to announce that this year's Beat The GMAT Scholarship is now accepting applications! As always, the team is anxious to read your stories!

This year, we have seven prizes worth over $8,000 to distribute to seven community members. In total, Beat The GMAT has distributed over $185,000 in courses and prizes over the past six years. This is our way of saying "Thank you!" for being part of an awesome community!

An extra special thanks to all our partners: Grockit, Kaplan, Knewton, Manhattan GMAT, Master GMAT, The Princeton Review and Veritas Prep are providing this year's course prizes.

This year's application deadline is May 31. Check out a full set of rules here: https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/scholarship

Winners will be announced on June 8. If you have any questions, please post them in this part of the forum.

Best of luck to all the applicants!

The Beat The GMAT Team
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by nehs » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:23 am
I'm so excited about this!! Yay!!!
How can I sign up for this? I'm unable to login using my BTG account..is there a spcial login username required?

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by DanaJ » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:35 am
Heh, sorry nehs - I made a small mistake in the form. It should be visible now. Really sorry about the confusion.

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by nehs » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:23 am
Thanks Dana. Yes, the form is visible now But , one of the questions says ' how did you hear about the 2010 BTG scholarship'. so am I looking at last year's form ?

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by DanaJ » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:55 am
Hey nehs,

Nope - this is a completely separate form. I'm always confused about the year :)

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by nehs » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:12 am
Ok got it !
So I guess this is the latest form isn't it :-)
I can't wait to get started!!

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by DanaJ » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:37 am
Yup - you can start writing your app right now!

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by nehs » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:33 pm
Thanks Dana. Yes, I will start working on the application right away :-)

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by Libertata » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:27 am
Good afternoon!
I understand, I've got to provide two references to be able to take part in the competition. Can I provide e-mail addresses of the references who are blood relatives? I am going to apply to a business school but I have not officially announced my decision at work yet, so I would rather keep it quiet at this stage.
I am looking forward to your reply.

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by DanaJ » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:57 am
Hey Libertata,

We understand why some applicants are reluctant to provide references such as their direct supervisors. If your relatives are connected to your job/extracurricular activities in some way, then it is acceptable to provide them as references.

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by Libertata » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:02 am
Point taken, thank you.

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by Sergio. » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:46 am
Hello,

The form says I must provide phone numbers of two of my references.
I'd like to know can I give, say, email addresses instead of phone numbers?

Thanks.


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by DanaJ » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:58 am
Hey Sergio,

If you're sure that your recommenders will reply within the day, then I suppose it's fine to give us email addresses. We're asking for phone nos. just to be able to get in touch with them easily. If however your recommenders don't check their emails too often, we might have a problem!

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by Sergio. » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:50 pm
Thanks for reply DanaJ

I understand that they'll need to check emails at least once a day, just wanted to make sure you'll accept emails as contact info too. I guess I'll just ask them personally and let them choose.


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by prachich1987 » Sun May 08, 2011 2:07 am
Hi Dana

Thanks for posting this competition!
I was going through the prizes and found that all the prizes are in terms of GMAT course material :(
I have already taken GMAT.
Aren't there any prizes which can help me in applying to schools?
Thanks!
Prachi