To honour the life and work of President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, the INSEAD MBA Class of ’75 created an endowment at their 30th Class Reunion to provide financial support for one or more African participants per year at INSEAD in perpetuity. At their 5th reunion the Class of ’01J contributed to this important scholarship fund, as did the Class of ’97D on the occasion of their 10th reunion and the Class of ’69 at their 40th reunion. Recently the “Atlantic Group” in the Class of ‘99D contributed. By way of their interests, activities and accomplishments candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate: (a) outstanding academic achievement and promise (b) aptitude for business and financial management (c) strong likelihood of spending the better part of their working careers in Africa and (d) a firm commitment to the goals of African development, understanding amongst peoples and public interest. In awarding scholarships, INSEAD shall particularly seek candidates from southern Africa.
Sound management education can harness Africa’s entrepreneurial culture”, commented Mr Mandela in support of this project. “I embrace INSEAD’s academic rigour and diversity, which will equip our scholars with the right management skills to drive Africa’s economic development. My hope and belief is that they will inspire a strong, globally integrated Africa.
To be eligible for the INSEAD MBA’75 Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship, candidates must be a national of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.
Essay topic :
Please submit the essays under the INSEAD Africa Scholarship Group.
Amount of Award:
Up to €20,000
Submit your application on line through the INSEAD Africa Scholarship Group.
Scholarship Application Deadline:
July 2020 Class:
Applications Open: 22 October 2018
Deadline: 5 November 2018
Applications Open: 17 December 2018
Deadline: 4 January 2019
December 2020 Class:
Applications Open: 25 March 2019
Deadline: 8 April 2019
Applications Open: 20 May 2019
Deadline: 3 June 2019
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