INSEAD invites applications for the INSEAD Rémy and Verena Best Endowed MBA Scholarship for 2018 academic year. Rémy Best, Managing Partner of Pictet & Cie and INSEAD MBA’93D, established this scholarship together with his wife Verena to help strengthen the school’s core differentiator which is diversity.

It will provide outstanding individuals with limited financial means the opportunity to study at a world-class business school and will support INSEAD’s aim at attracting the best talent to its MBA Programme. The scholarship will underwrite INSEAD’s commitment to bringing outstanding men and women professionals to the MBA programme, especially those who demonstrate the need for financial assistance.

Worth of Award
€20 000-€40 000

Eligibility
One to two scholarship awards will be made in each Class to meritorious candidates of any nationality and who have limited financial means.

Essay topic:

1).In approximately 300 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as your budget for the year at INSEAD. How do you expect to finance your studies if you do not obtain a scholarship from INSEAD? Why INSEAD should consider you for a Diversity scholarship? What amount do you consider appropriate? Please do not forget to submit a number of supporting documents as required.
2).Please outline how, if you are successful in your career, you might help others in theirs.
3).Only if you would like to be considered for the IAF Special Profile scholarships, please answer the following question in no more than 300 words: Briefly describe an instance or aspect in your life to date that has made you stand out amongst your peers or that you consider exceptional in one way or another.(If not applicable, please enter N/A)
4).Please answer the Diversity Scholarships essay questions
5).Only if you would like to be considered for the INSEAD Alumni Fund Robin Hood Scholarship: in approximately 350 words give the main reason for your application for the IAF Robin Hood Scholarship. Award recipients will be expected to lead the on-campus campaign. State how you will get involved and make peers participate. What are your ideas for the campaign?(If not applicable, please enter N/A)
6).In approximately 300 words for all the questions that follow: (a) introduce yourself and include an account of your early years i.e. where you grew up and the primary and secondary schools you attended. How did you finance your secondary education? (b) briefly describe how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country/region after graduation and (c) Give the main reason why an INSEAD MBA is relevant to your future career development.

How to Apply

Please refer to the Diversity Scholarships application and essay questions

Deadline:

July 2019 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 23 October 2017
Deadline: 6 November 2017
Round 2:
Applications Open: 15 January 2018
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Round 3:
Applications Open: 5 March 2018
Deadline: 19 March 2018
December 2019 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 23 April 2018
Deadline: 7 May 2018
Round 2:
Applications Open: 11 June 2018
Deadline: 25 June 2018
Round 3:
Applications Open: 30 July 2018
Deadline: 13 August 2018

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