Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester has created a new Simon Leadership Fellows Program to provide leadership development through service to the community and the school. According to a recent statement released by Simon, fellowships will go to full-time MBA candidates who exhibit outstanding academic and professional credentials and want to make a significant impact on the world.
The program includes full-tuition scholarships and a stipend to help cover living expenses. Admitted full-time MBA applicants will compete for the fellowships during two Scholarship Weekends on February 3”“5th, and March 30”“April 1, 2012.
These invitation-only events for admitted full-time MBA candidates include a team case competition, formal and informal interactions with Simon alumni, students, faculty and administrators, and opportunities for attending a class, networking and social interactions with peers. Prospective students must submit an online application for admission consideration on or before January 25, 2012.
The Simon School expects fellowship recipients to make a commitment to giving back through active participation in community service projects. In addition to full tuition support for two years of study ($45,000 per year), the fellowships include stipends for living expenses (approximately $10,000 over the two-year program).
Other benefits include alumni networking and involvement in special programming, roundtable meetings with senior staff and administrators, and access to key on- and off-campus events and speakers.
“The Simon Leadership Fellows Program will allow us to identify and enroll students who will be the strongest contributors during their time at Simon, and ultimately, throughout their careers,” says Dean Mark Zupan.