The Economist’s GMAT prep course is now accepting entries for its first ever 2015 Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest. The scholarship contest is open to prospective MBA candidates worldwide. The international  contest is open only to college graduates with a four-year degree who are age 18 or over.
Worth of Award

  • The prize is a USD $25,000 tuition scholarship to a business school of the winner’s choice from among the business schools that are sponsoring this Contest.
  • Payment of the USD $25,000 will be made by Sponsor directly to the business school and may not be used for any purpose other than a tuition scholarship for the winner, and may not be granted in any other form such as cash or check and may not be transferred by the winner to another person.
  • Five runners-up will receive a free GMAT preparation course from Economist GMAT Tutor, worth $550 each.
  • For the name of the winner, send an email requesting such information to [email protected] with words “Brightest Mind Scholarship winner” in the subject line within 30 days after the end of the Promotion Period.


  • The scholarship contest is open to prospective MBA candidates worldwide.
  • The contest is open only to college graduates with a four-year degree who are age 18 or over.
  • Winners must be willing to apply to, and study in, one of the partnering prestigious business schools.

Eligible Business Schools

  • The Rady School of Management
  • UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
  • International University Of Monaco
  • Melbourne Business School
  • Audencia Nantes, School of Management
  • CEIBS – China Europe Int’l Business School
  • University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School
  • HEC Paris MBA
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business
  • Yonsei University School of Business (Yonsei Global MBA)
  • University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business
  • Warwick Business School
  • University of Florida MBA Programs
  • Grenoble Graduate School of Business
  • University of Edinburgh Business School
  • The St. Gallen MBA
  • Weatherhead School of Management Global MBA

How to Apply

  • Each entrant must complete the full-length (2.5 hour) Economist GMAT simulation test. Each entrant may sign up for and take the test only once.
  • Any attempt by any person to obtain more than one entry via any method will void all of that person’s entries and that person will be disqualified. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry methods will disqualify all entries by such methods.
  • All entries become the property of Sponsor. Entries that are obtained through unauthorized sources are void. Entrants may not use written materials, the Internet, calculators, mobile phones or any other devices during the test. As on the actual GMAT, the only aid an entrant may use on the test in this competition is an erasable notepad and a marker. Entrants must complete the test alone without the aid of any other person(s).
  •  Entrants must complete the test in the allotted time, and may utilize optional breaks officially provided during the test. Once begun, the test may not be paused for any other reason. Incomplete tests will not be considered. Entrants must be willing to attend one of the sponsor business schools in either 2015 or 2016.
  • The Contest is open from August 4th 2014 to October 31st 2014. Entrants must complete the simulation test and click to submit their scores via the website to Sponsor no later than 11:59 PM EST on October 31st to be considered.
  • Sponsor is not responsible for unsuccessful attempts to enter. Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for this Contest. To be eligible for the drawing, entries must be received and recorded by Sponsor during the Promotion Period. LIMIT: ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.

Note: The prize winner is solely responsible for all taxes, fees, surcharges and shipping on any prize received, including federal and state income taxes, and must furnish Sponsor with his/her social security number.
Deadline: The contest closes October 31, 2014.
To visit the contest website and start your simulation test, click here.

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