Alumni Scholarships

Patricia Escudero Scholarship

About the scholarship

The Patricia Escudero Memorial Scholarship was created by the Class of 2000, in memory of of their classmate, Patricia. The Scholarship is structured under the International Business Education Foundation (IGBEF), whose mission statement is:

1. To promote and support the values and beliefs of a culturally diverse and truly international graduate business education

2. To support Hult International Business School in admitting the most qualified and promising students by providing the school with the means to supplement the cost of education

3. To celebrate the memory and spirit of Patricia Escudero by providing meaningful financial assistance to students who demonstrate a similar commitment to success and dedication of self

The IGBEF granted its first scholarship to a student from the class of 2003, with funds donated by the class of 2000 and faculty and staff from the school. The foundation is managed by a steering committee formed by alumni of the class of 2000, friends of Patricia, and staff from the school.

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is available to applicants to Hult International Business School who meet the following requirements:

1. Must be in need of financial aid. In other words, the candidate would not be able to afford the studies through self-financing

2. Should not be fully sponsored by any company or organization

3. Must maintain a minimum 3.4 GPA throughout the entire course **

Essay Evaluation:

An essay of maximum 500 words is required on the following topic:

Describe one event in your personal and professional life where you overcame significant adversity in order to achieve a goal

1. Your essay must be submitted in Word format. Please note that PDF, Power Point and any format other than Word will not be accepted

2. Use Arial font, size 10, and must fit on one (1) page

3. Don't include extra pages for your contact details. Just write one line at the beginning of your essay with the following: Your full name, date of birth, email address and phone number.

Interview:

The top 3 candidates will be interviewed by at least one member of the Patricia Escudero Scholarship's Steering Committee. Interviews will be conducted in person, where possible, or via conference call.

Application:

*Awardee must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4 throughout the entire course. Failure to do so may result in the awardee being asked to pay the remainder of the tuition fee in order to complete the program. Any decision will be made upon review by the scholarship Steering Committee.

Applications for 2014/2015 will open soon.

About Patricia Escudero

Shortly after joining the MSM program in the Fall of 1999, Patricia was diagnosed with cancer. She continued to attend classes throughout the fall and spring, juggling studies and class assignments with radiation and chemotherapy sessions. She was determined to complete the MSM program, despite the hardships placed on her by the effects of her disease.

Patricia's impressive strength and determination served as a role model to many. Her dedication to her teammates and the class as a whole, brought light and life to all those around her. Nonetheless, in July of 2000 Patricia succumbed to the disease. She was three weeks short of graduating.

Shifaruh Scholarship

About the scholarship

Divyan Gupta, a 2009 Hult International Business School MBA graduate, created this scholarship in 2011. This year, Professor Steve Hurley, also a Boston graduate from ADL/SOM 1980, will join Divyan's efforts and together they offer a total of USD 4,000 to acknowledge Indian applicants with exceptional leadership qualities and a keen interest in pursuing a career in the field of marketing.

The Shifaruh Scholarship was inaugurated in order for Indian nationals to foster access to higher education in Divyan's native India.

Divyan's grant, matched in contribution by Professor Hurley, signifies high commitment to his alma mater and will be awarded each academic year in memory of his loving grandparents. The word "Shifaruh" means banyan tree, which signifies knowledge and eternal life. Divyan said:

"I expect the Shifaruh Scholarship to be recognized among brilliant Indian applicants as a stepping stone to acquiring not only a competitive business outlook, but also a benevolent outlook with a genuine wish to give back to India."

Click here for information on the recipient of the Shifaruh Scholarship 2011/2012, Roopsi Narula.

Eligibility requirements

Only Indian nationals applying for an MBA or a Master program at Hult International Business School are eligible for this scholarship

Essay Evaluation:

An essay of maximum 450 words will need to be submitted electronically on the following topic:

How can you help the development of a low income community in India by participating in Hult's Global Campus Rotation program and enrolling in the Solutions Marketing elective course?

1. Your essay must be submitted in Word format. Please note that PDF, Power Point and any format other than Word will not be accepted

2. User Arial font, size 10, and must fit on one (1) page

3. Don't include extra pages for your contact details. Just write one line at the beginning of your essay with the following: Your full name, date of birth, email address and phone number

Interview:

The top 3 candidates will be interviewed by at least one member of the Shifaruh Scholarship Committee. Interviews will be conducted in person, where possible or via conference call.

Application:

Applications for 2014/2015 will open soon.