Apply Now for McKinsey Emerging Scholars


Are you headed to a full-time MBA program at one of the top-tier business schools this Fall? Then consider applying for a McKinsey-sponsored scholarship opportunity for outstanding pre-MBA students.

The Emerging Scholars program offers  a monetary award, individual mentorship with McKinsey consultants, and an opportunity to network with fellow peers across top MBA campuses during a celebratory weekend this summer.

Launched in 2013, this program has already extended scholarships and mentorship to many amazing pre-MBA students in its three years, and McKinsey plans to build upon the program even more this year. They want to get to know people who:

  • Actively seek to maximize their potential
  • Enjoy tackling complex challenges that matter
  • Thrive working collaboratively

According to the company, they are looking for people who yearn to do more than just come to work; they want to create change – for clients and the world around them.

Says one former recipient from Kellogg School of Management, “McKinsey’s Emerging Scholars program was an invaluable experience. We didn’t just hear about their culture, we experienced it over drinks and dinner. They didn’t show slides touting their high-impact work and renowned problem-solving approach they let us actually tackle a prior project with McKinsey facilitators.

In the end, you understand why CEOs and prime ministers call McKinsey first, why the best and brightest work there and, most importantly, whether or not the firm (and consulting) is right for you—all before you step foot on campus.”

The application—it’s simple and takes just a few minutes to complete—is open now and has a May 19th deadline for submission. Selected candidates will go through a short interview process and winners will be invited to a unique celebratory weekend in mid-summer.

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