IMD MBA BackPack Excellence Scholarship for Women in Switzerland

Through the BackPack-Excellence Scholarship for Women, the Swiss foundation aims to help women acquire the leadership skills they need to advance in business or public life and fulfill their leadership ambitions.

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The scholarship aims to provide a transformative experience for talented and driven women who at some point in their lives have been forced to flee conflict, natural disaster, or persecution and may have believed that an MBA program was out of reach.

IMD MBA BackPack Excellence Scholarship for Women in Switzerland Details

  • Application deadline: September 1, 2022
  • Scholarship amount: CHF 133,500 to cover the full tuition and living expenses of the IMD MBA program
  • Recipient confirmed by October 26

“The successful applicant should be committed to pursuing a meaningful career in leadership and, upon graduation, will be expected to draw on their skills to catalyze positive change,” the board said in a statement.

IMD MBA BackPack Excellence Scholarship for Women in Switzerland
IMD MBA BackPack Excellence Scholarship for Women in Switzerland

The goal of the scholarship is to provide a transformative experience for women who at some point in their lives have been forced to flee conflict, natural disaster, or persecution and may have believed that an MBA program was beyond their reach.

The BackPack-Excellence Scholarship for Women will award one scholarship holder CHF 133,500 to cover the full tuition and living expenses of the IMD MBA program. Preference will be given to female candidates who have experienced the hardships of being forced to leave their homeland as a result of conflict or natural disaster, or who have been persecuted for their beliefs.

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Criteria for IMD MBA BackPack Excellence Scholarship for Women

  • Preference will be given to female candidates who have experienced the hardships of being forced to leave their homeland due to conflict or natural disaster or because they were persecuted for their beliefs.
  • The candidates must also apply for the MBA program by completing the online form.
  • Submit a 500-word essay entitled: Tell us how an MBA at IMD will be transformative for you and indirectly for other women.

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