March 09, 2007

Prospective MBA students have scholarship opportunities


Weatherhead School of Management scholarship opportunities are now available for fall 2007.

All applicants admitted to the full-time MBA program are automatically considered for these merit-based scholarships. Scholarships require full-time enrollment at the Weatherhead School and are provided for the first academic year. Scholarships are renewable for the second year if the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, full-time enrollment in the Weatherhead School and good standing within the academic policies. Students are notified of a scholarship award in their admission letter.

Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated academic achievement, managerial experience and leadership potential. Candidates are encouraged to complete the application process early for maximum scholarship consideration.

The Weatherhead scholarhip opportunities provide tuition allowances, living and travel stipends and unique experiential opportunities, such as access to executive mentors, leadership conferences, professional associations, action learning projects and internships. They also will benefit from a unique blend of academic and practical experiences in preparation for future success.

The scholarships available are:

Dean's Fellows

These are awarded to five qualified candidates who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academic, leadership and professional experience. The scholarship includes full tuition and a living stipend, in addition to opportunities to compete for corporate exposure assignments such as junior board seats, executive mentorships and teaching assistantships. Awardees also will have access to an annual employer preview event, a leadership conference of your choice and faculty mentorship.

Eligibility: Competitive GMAT score (minimum 670), at least five years of progressive responsibility in work history, a minimum of a 3.8 or equivalent undergraduate GPA (quality and length of work history may substitute for lower GPA), and contribution to the overall academic, professional experience, global, gender and ethnic diversity of the class.

Weatherhead Impact in Business Scholarship (by functional area of study)
Impact Scholars

These are awarded to up to 16 individuals who have demonstrated academic and career success in key disciplines that are of interest to our corporate partners and the community. These areas include, but are not limited to, finance, social responsibility, entrepreneurship, marketing, social entrepreneurship, non-profit or high growth/emerging markets (as determined by the scholarship committee). Half to full tuition will be granted, in addition to opportunities and access to annual employer preview event, alumni mentorship and a professional association membership of your choice.

Eligibility: Competitive GMAT score (minimum 630), the minimum years of experience required for intended post MBA opportunity, progressive level of responsibility in work history, competitive undergraduate GPA as required for intended field of study, and contribution to the overall academic, professional experience, global, gender and ethnic diversity of the class.

Weatherhead Ambassadors

These are granted to up to 10 qualified individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, potential for career success in chosen field of study and strong leadership experience. Half to full tuition benefits are granted, as well as an opportunity to compete for administrative graduate assistantships.

Eligibility: Demonstration of leadership success, work experience and communication, contribution to the overall academic, professional experience, global, gender and ethnic diversity of the class, and completion of an exceptional faculty interview.

In addition, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and BioEnterprise are among those organizations partnering with the Weatherhead School to combine scholarship dollars with industry experience. Students will have a unique experience to contribute and learn from industry practitioners at some of the nation's top medical institutions and organizations.

For more information contact Susan Griffith, 216.368.1004 or visit

Posted by: Heidi Cool, March 9, 2007 06:00 AM | News Topics: HeadlinesMain, Philanthropy, Provost Initiatives, Students, Weatherhead School of Management

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