INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship for African Students 2018


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Brief description: Masters scholarships in the field of Business administration for the applicants from Africa with preference to Ghanaian Students

Application Deadlines: 

Round 1: Applications Open: 24 April 2017. Deadline: 8th May 2017
Round 2: Applications Open: 5 June 2017.  Deadline: 19th June 2017
Round 3: Applications Open: 17 July 2017.  Deadline: 31st July 2017

Subject Areas: Masters in Business administration – MBA

About Scholarship: Classmates from 2007, Sam’s family and friends, INSEAD staff and former colleagues have all contributed to this scholarship fund in memory of Sam Akiwumi ’07D (a Ghana/UK national) who died tragically in the year he was at INSEAD. The scholarship is targeted at participants from Africa, with a preference for Ghanaians.

Offered Since: 2007

Type:  MBA Scholarship

Who is qualified to apply?

  • Candidates admitted to the MBA programme from Africa qualify. Preference will be given to Ghanaians and to candidates who demonstrate financial need.

Essay topic :

1). Only if you would like to be considered for the IAF Special Profile scholarships, please answer the following question in no more than 400 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.

2). In approximately 350 words for all the questions that follow:(a) state why you feel an INSEAD MBA is relevant to your particular career needs, (b) explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country/region after graduation.

3). In approximately 350 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year e.g. details of income (such as your income, investment income, savings, property rentals,etc) set against details of expenditure (such as local outgoings, INSEAD fees, rent living expenses). How do you expect to finance your studies if you do not obtain a scholarship or financial aid from INSEAD? Why INSEAD should consider you for a need-based scholarship? What amount do you consider appropriate?Please do not forget to submit a number of supporting documents as required.

Benefits: Up to €10,000 will be awarded

Duration: Duration of Programme

How to Apply
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants should complete the Need-based Scholarship application and essay question.

If you need more Information about this scholarship, visit the Scholarship Webpage and How To Apply

Sponsors: INSEAD staff and former colleagues have all contributed to this scholarship fund in memory of Sam Akiwumi ’07D



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