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Starting in fall 2008, ten incoming Harvard MBA students with outstanding credentials in the life sciences field will have a shot at $20,000 in fellowships, according to a recent HBS news release. These new Life Sciences Fellowships recognize prior academic achievement and professional accomplishments, and, unlike HBS’s other financial aid options, will be awarded to entering students regardless of financial need.

The Life Sciences Fellowship Fund targets candidates with significant accomplishments and aspirations in this field; possible recipients would include physicians, lab scientists and biotech professionals, with preference going toward students planning careers in science-related businesses and organizations.

“Life sciences will continue to play an ever-increasing role in the economy and global business environment, and we are proud to announce a new fellowship program that focuses specifically on students interested in science-related careers,” said Deirdre Leopold, Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid at HBS. “The Life Sciences Fellowship Fund builds on the academic strengths and extraordinary resources of Harvard Business School and its ability to address the growing need for management and leadership skills in the life science professions. It also continues the School’s efforts to make prospective students aware of the wide range of options, opportunities, and jobs that an MBA degree makes possible.”

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