Patricia Escudero scholarship

The Patricia Escudero Memorial Scholarship was created by the Class of 2000, in memory of of their classmate, Patricia. 

About the Patricia Escudero scholarship

The Scholarship is structured under the International Business Education Foundation (IGBEF). The foundation is managed by a steering committee formed by alumni of the class of 2000, friends of Patricia, and staff from the school The mission of the foundation is to:

1. Promote and support the values and beliefs of a culturally diverse and truly international graduate business education
2. 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. Celebrate the memory and spirit of Patricia Escudero by providing meaningful financial assistance to students who demonstrate a similar dedication and commitment to success
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. 

Eligibility for the Patricia Escudero scholarship

This scholarship is available to applicants to Hult International Business School who meet the following requirements and complete the application requirements below.


  • Must be in need of financial aid. In other words, the candidate would not be able to afford the studies through self-financing
  • Should not be fully sponsored by any company or organization
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.4 GPA throughout the entire course**


Applicants must submit an essay detailing an event in your personal and professional life where you overcame significant adversity in order to achieve a goal

  • maximum 500 words and to fit on one (1) page
  • submitted in Word format only (note that PDF, Power Point and any format other than Word will not be accepted)
  • Use Arial font, size 10
  • Don't include extra pages for your contact details. Simply list the following details at the beginning of your essay (full name, date of birth, email address and phone number)


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.

Apply now

Click here to complete your application for the 2016/2017 Patricia Escudero scholarship. All applications must be submitted by Sunday, March 20, 2016.
**Awardees 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.

About Patricia

Shortly after joining a Master program in 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 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 2000 Patricia succumbed to the disease. She was three weeks short of graduating.

Shifaruh scholarship

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

About the Shifaruh scholarship

Divyan Gupta, a 2009 Hult International Business School MBA graduate, created this scholarship in 2011. The Shifaruh scholarship aims to acknowledge Indian applicants with exceptional leadership qualities and a keen interest in pursuing a career in the field of marketing. Divyan's grant is awarded each academic year in memory of his loving grandparents. The word "Shifaruh" means banyan tree, which signifies knowledge and eternal life.
In 2014, Professor Steve Hurley, also a Boston graduate from ADL/SOM 1980, decided to contribute towards the Shifaruh scholarship too. In Divyan’s words, together their USD 6,000 scholarship gives "brilliant Indian applicants 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."

Eligibility requirements

Only Indian nationals applying for an MBA at Hult International Business School are eligible for this scholarship. Applications for 2016/2017 are now open until July 1, 2016. 

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Develop a relationship with an Indian NGO, and
  • Continue to support the NGO throughout the academic year
  • Deliver a final strategic marketing plan

Essay evaluation

In addition to submitting a standard application, an essay of maximum 500 words should be submitted electronically to 


  • why you are interested in the scholarship
  • your interest in the non-profit or social enterprise sector, including any past experience
  • GPA and/or GMAT scores
  • details of your particular interest in the field of marketing

Essay requirements

  • Your essay must be submitted in Word format. Please note that PDF, Power Point and any format other than Word will not be accepted
  • User Arial font, size 10, and must fit on one (1) page
  • 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.


The top three 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.

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