Stanford Africa 2014 MBA Fellowship (Fully Funded)

Stanford Africa 2014 MBA Fellowship (Fully Funded)

Deadline: June 13, 2014

Stanford Graduate Business School invites Africans to apply for its fully-funded 2015/2016 Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship.

The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $145,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB. Stanford will award up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually.

Benefit:

  • The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $145,000)
  •  Stanford will award up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually.

Eligibility:

Stanford Africa MBA Fellows must first be selected as finalists through the fellowship application process. Stanford will select up to 50 Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalists based on:

  • Merit
    • We evaluate three criteria when considering candidates for both the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship and the MBA Program: intellectual vitality,
    • demonstrated leadership potential,
    • personal qualities and contributions that will add to the class.
  • Commitment to developing Africa
    • You must be a citizen of an African country.
    • You must have completed, or be in the final year of completing, your university studies.
    • Stanford Africa MBA Fellows must return to work in Africa, within two years of Stanford MBA graduation, for a period of at least two years.
  • Financial need
    • Stanford will determine your financial need based on personal financial information you submit in the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship application.

Application process:

Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Application materials include:

  • Educational history
    • Self report your grades from college or university.
    • You may also submit the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), if available. These are optional at the fellowship application stage. If you are selected as a finalist, you’ll be required to take one of these exams as part of your application to the Stanford MBA Program.
  • Awards and honors (academic, professional, or personal)
  • Employment history
  • One-page resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • 250-word essay addressing how you plan to make an impact in Africa
  • Individual financial information

Fellowship Schedule:

  • Finalists announced (11 July 2014):
    • Up to 50 finalists will be selected for the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship.
  • Finalists apply to Stanford MBA Program (Round 1, October 2014)
    • Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalists must apply to the Stanford MBA Program in Round 1 to be eligible for the fellowship.
    • Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalists must submit the Stanford MBA Program application, including GMAT or GRE scores, and if applicable, one of the English language tests (IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL).
  • Receive an offer of admission (December 2014):
    • Stanford GSB will select up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellows each year from among the finalists.
  • Enroll in two-year Stanford MBA Program (September 2015)
  • Successfully complete the two-year Stanford MBA Program (June 2017)
  • Within two years of graduation from the Stanford MBA Program, return to Africa (June 2019)
    • Work in Africa – in a business, government, or non-profit organization – for at least two consecutive years.

To apply online, click here.

For more information, click Stanford Africa 2014 MBA Fellowship.

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