March Scholarship Weekend Success

In late March, we hosted our second Scholarship Weekend event for the year. Scholarship Weekend is an opportunity for a select group of our admitted full-time candidates for MBA and MS admission to be invited to campus to compete for additional scholarships. Through this event, the Admissions Committee was able to make decisions about scholarship increases, named scholarships, and full-tuition fellowships, and living stipends. During the weekend in March, we had over 50 students participate by preparing for a team case competition as well as informal interviews with Simon alumni, students, faculty and staff.

As a recruitment team member within the Admissions Office, I was thrilled to be able to assist with this program. It was wonderful to interact with many of the prospective students I have been assisting through the b-school search process. The dynamic of Scholarship Weekend is unique in the sense that all students who participate have been already admitted, which relieves quite a bit of stress, but  it was also tremendously enthusiastic, not only about the opportunity to increase scholarship awards, but also because of the amazing friendships that were already being fostered among future classmates. Scholarship Weekend is the perfect blend of team-based work, advice from the Career Management Center, discussions with alumni and current students, tours of the Rochester community, lots of great food and laughter, and who could forget – very little sleep!

 Thank you to all who were involved in making the weekend an amazing success, including all who participated. We are thrilled to have so many of you joining the Simon School this fall. Prospective candidates considering Simon down the road – this incredible opportunity can be YOURS! Applying early to the Simon School (generally by our January application deadline) can qualify you to be considered for the Scholarship Weekend event. For more information and to learn about Simon Leadership Fellows who were granted their fellowships through Scholarship Weekend events in the past, please click here.





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