INSEAD Indeed Endowed Scholarship

  • Master
  • Partially Funded
  • 19 June 2017

As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD offers participants a truly global educational experience. With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Middle East (Abu Dhabi), and alliances with top institutions, INSEAD's business education and research spans around the globe. Our 148 renowned faculty members from 40 countries inspire more than 1,300 students in our degree and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 9,500 executives participate in INSEAD's executive education programmes each year.

The Indeed Endowed Scholarship aims to encourage and help those from atypical backgrounds attend the INSEAD MBA Programme.

The scholarship has been established by Indeed, the world’s leading job site, and its founders Paul Forster and Rony Kahan, both class of 1994 graduates of the School.

The scholarship supports students with backgrounds that are not typical of the majority of MBA entrants, both within business, such as entrepreneurial ventures, and outside business, such as public sector, non-profit, academic, media and creative professions.

The Indeed Scholarship aims to make an MBA more affordable for such individuals, reducing their debt burden and opening up broader career and entrepreneurial options after graduation.

By helping to increase the number of attendees with atypical backgrounds, the Scholarship also aims to increase the professional diversity of the School and hence the richness of the academic experience for all attendees.

Essay topic: 1) In approximately 350 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 scholarship where the need element is factored in? What amount do you consider appropriate?
2) Please answer the following questions (up to 450 words in total for all the three questions that follow): How have you made an impact in your entrepreneurial or professional environment? What are the lessons learned?
3) How does your experience demonstrate your creativity, innovation and/or entrepreneurial talent?
4) How will your background, interests and aspirations contribute to your class at INSEAD?


To be considered for the Scholarship, candidates will have made an outstanding impact and must demonstrate: • an atypical business or non-business background • creativity, innovation and/or entrepreneurial talent. Priority will be given to highly qualified candidates with financial need.


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