IMD Business School invites applications from women from developing countries for the 2013 IMD Nestle MBA Scholarship. The Nestlé Scholarship for women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA. IMD is a world pioneer in executive education. The programs are delivered from their campus on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland and key locations worldwide, and combine practical experience, thought leadership and a global mind-set.
Worth of Award: CHF 25,000
Number of Awards: One
Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Women candidates who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program and who demonstrate financial need.
  • Employees of Nestlé and its subsidiaries are not eligible.
  • Acceptance into the IMD MBA Program prior to their application
  • Submitting an essay discussing the issue: ‘Does diversity in management impact the bottom line? If so, how?’ (maximum 750 words).

The  scholarship applications are essay based, with winning essays typically including the following features:

  • Relevance to the essay title
  • Organization and structure
  • Fully developed arguments
  • Persuasiveness
  • Personal element and/or passion

IMD reserves the right not to award a scholarship if the criteria are not met to the satisfaction of the jury/sponsors.
Please note: the scholarships are awarded on academic merit and demonstrated financial need.  
Contact: Scholarship essays, or questions, should be sent to [email protected]
Application Deadline: September 30, 2012
For more information, and to apply, click here.