Scholarship Criteria

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Scholarship Criteria

by ibnbatuta » Mon May 09, 2011 10:21 pm
Hi Dana,

On what basis this scholarship is awarded. Is this need based, merit based or some other third criteria?

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by DanaJ » Tue May 10, 2011 2:31 am
Hi ibnbatuta,

It's a combination of merit + need. We want to hear a compelling story why you deserve this scholarship. It's structured so that it's similar to the MBA admissions process itself - you could consider it a rehearsal!

We're mainly interested in merit, although don't expect us to favor someone who got straight As over someone who set up a foundations and helped thousands. We want to hear your full story. Also, the need part is sort of a secondary criterion. If you're Bill Gates' son and we'd judge your story to be just as interesting as the story of someone from a developing country, the person with the most need would get the prize. Basically, your story is the most important, but we'll keep need in mind as well.