Funded 2018 INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship for African Students

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Applications Open: 24 April 2017. Deadline: 8th May 2017

Round 2: Applications Open: 5 June 2017.  Deadline: 19th June 2017

Round 3: Applications Open: 17 July 2017.  Deadline: 31st July 2017

Subject Areas: Masters in Business administration – MBA

Scholarship Info: Classmates from 2007, Sam’s family and friends, INSEAD staff and former colleagues have all contributed to this scholarship fund in commeration of Sam Akiwumi ’07D (a Ghana/UK national) who died tragically in the year he was at INSEAD. The scholarship is for applicants from Africa, with a preference for Ghanaians.

Scholarship Type:  MBA Scholarships only

Eligibility Criteria: Only applicants admitted to the MBA programme from Africa qualify for scholarships. Preference will be given to Ghanaians and to candidates who demonstrate financial need.

Essay topic :

1).Only if you would like to be considered for the IAF Special Profile scholarships, please answer the following question in no more than 400 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.

2).In approximately 350 words for all the questions that follow:(a) state why you feel an INSEAD MBA is relevant to your particular career needs, (b) explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country/region after graduation.

3).In approximately 350 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year e.g. details of income (such as your income, investment income, savings, property rentals,etc) set against details of expenditure (such as local outgoings, INSEAD fees, rent living expenses). How do you expect to finance your studies if you do not obtain a scholarship or financial aid from INSEAD? Why INSEAD should consider you for a need-based scholarship? What amount do you consider appropriate?Please do not forget to submit a number of supporting documents as required.

Benefits: Up to €10,000 scholarship money will be awarded

Duration: Scholarships will last the entire duration of the Programme

How to Apply

To be eligible for this scholarship,all applicants must complete the Need-based Scholarship application and essay question.

For more information, on how to apply click here

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