INSEAD Daniel and Yvonne Lalonde Scholarship


The Daniel and Yvonne Lalonde Scholarship was established thanks to a generous gift from Daniel Lalonde MBA’91J. The scholarship supports INSEAD’s goal of attracting the most diverse and talented candidates to the MBA programme, regardless of their economic circumstances.

Diversity is a core element of INSEAD’s values and culture. Our global scholarship portfolio allows the school to attract top talent of different nationalities, gender, academic and professional backgrounds. The Daniel and Yvonne Lalonde Scholarship will help diverse candidates from around the world to realize their dream of obtaining an MBA at one of the top business schools in the world.


The Daniel and Yvonne Lalonde Scholarship will be awarded to talented candidates who demonstrate the need for financial assistance and who add to the diversity of the programme. Only candidates at the admissions interview stage or admitted to the MBA programme may apply. One award will be made in each Class.

Essay topic :

1).Please submit the essays under the Diversity scholarship.
2).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.
3).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.
4).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)
5).Please outline how, if you are successful in your career, you might help others in theirs.
6).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. Please note that this scholarship is on offer for the candidates in the rounds 1 and 2.

Amount of Award:

€15,000 to 20,000 EUR
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