INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF) Diversity Scholarship(s)

Description:

The INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF), created in 1977, raises funds from alumni for INSEAD's development. One area of alumni support is for scholarships to underwrite the breadth of diversity of participants on the programme: country of origin, academic and professional background, gender etc.

The IAF Diversity scholarships support INSEAD's commitment to bringing outstanding men and women professionals from emerging/developing countries to the MBA programme, especially those who may have difficulty affording it.

A major source of funding for the IAF Diversity Scholarships is from Class Reunion Gifts made to the School when classes return to campus every five years.

The recipients of IAF Diversity Scholarships may expect alumni to actively encourage them to make their own contribution to the Alumni Fund in the future.

Eligibility:

Several awards will be allocated per class to candidates who can justify the difficulty in raising sufficient finances for their studies at INSEAD. Preference will be given to candidates residing in emerging/developing countries.

Essay topic :

1).Complete Diversity Scholarship application and essay questions.
2).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)
3).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.
4).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.
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:

Amounts vary from €10,000 to €18,000

Application Format:

To be considered for these scholarships please apply under INSEAD Diversity Scholarships.

Scholarship Application Deadline:

July 2020 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 22 October 2018
Deadline: 5 November 2018
Round 2:
Applications Open: 17 December 2018
Deadline: 4 January 2019
Round 3:
Applications Open: 11 February 2019
Deadline: 25 February 2019

December 2020 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 25 March 2019
Deadline: 8 April 2019
Round 2:
Applications Open: 20 May 2019
Deadline: 3 June 2019
Round 3:
Applications Open: 8 July 2019
Deadline: 22 July 2019

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