INSEAD Padma and Rashmi Shah Social Enterprise Scholarship

  • Master
  • Partially Funded
  • 31 July 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 INSEAD Padma and Rashmi Shah Social Enterprise Scholarship aims to support candidates who have substantial experience from the social enterprise sector and a genuine commitment to the pursuit of a career in social enterprise post-MBA. A social enterprise is defined as an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being and may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders. Charitable activities associated with fund raising will not be considered.

Essay topic:

1).How does your experience to date demonstrate your commitment to social enterprise? How have you made an impact? How do your future career plans include social enterprise? Please provide arguments why you qualify for the award. (up to 450 words in total)
2).Provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD (details of income set against all expenditures). Explain how you expect to finance your studies if you do not obtain this scholarship (approximately 150-200 words).


One award will be made each year to a candidate who demonstrates commitment to career in social enterprise. First consideration will be given to candidates from small business environments, micro community projects or welfare related work places. Preference will be given to candidates with non-financial or business related qualifications. Priority will be given to qualified candidates with financial need.


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