Stanford Seeking Indian MBA Applicants for Reliance Dhirubhai MBA
Fellowships to Study at Stanford University
Applications Accepted Through June 13, 2014
STANFORD, Calif. -- April 7, 2014
Stanford Graduate School of Business is seeking MBA candidates, who are
citizens of India and interested in contributing to the country’s human and
socioeconomic progress, to apply for the Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai MBA
Fellowship. Fellows must commit to return to India within two years, and for
at least two years, in order to leverage their new skills to make an impact in
the country. Applications now accepted through June 13, 2014.
Initially launched in April 2008, thanks to a gift from Reliance Industries
Limited, the program defrays the costs of application and attendance for
promising Indian students with financial need in obtaining an MBA at Stanford.
Up to five selected fellows will join the Class of 2017 in September 2015.
“The inclusion of promising young leaders who will make a difference in
India’s future is essential for the global perspective we aspire to create in
our program,” said Garth Saloner, dean of Stanford Graduate School of
Business. “This fellowship program allows the Stanford MBA Program to extend
its outreach within India to attract the best and most diverse MBA candidates
possible, regardless of their financial situation.”
Prospective Fellows can find details on the two-stage application process
online. In the first stage, applicants complete the Stanford Reliance
Dhirubhai MBA Fellowship Program application between now and June 13, 2014. Up
to 50 finalists will be selected by mid-July based on merit, commitment to
developing India, and financial need, as assessed through a review of each
individual’s personal resources.
In the second stage, finalists will complete the standard application for the
Stanford MBA Program in October 2, 2014. Stanford may select up to 5 Reliance
Dhirubhai Fellows from among the 50 finalists, based on the primary admission
criteria of intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, and
personal qualities and contributions.
Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows will receive tuition support and associated fees —
an estimated USD$145,000 total value per Fellow for the two-year program. (For
additional details on cost of attendance, visit
www.gsb.stanford.edu/finaid/cost/.) Funding is automatically renewed for the
second year if the student maintains good academic standing and community
citizenship at Stanford GSB. After graduation from the MBA Program, each
Fellow must return to India for a minimum of two years of employment in the
private or public sector. For more information, contact: Sabah Khan, Assistant
Director, MBA Admissions: +1-650-723-2766; MBA.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stanford GSB is committed to educating leaders around the world. This month,
the school convenes Stanford Ignite-Bangalore, the part-time in-country
certificate program for innovators to develop their ideas. The inaugural
program, launched in August 2013, was the first outside Stanford’s campus, and
leveraged educational technology.
About Stanford Graduate School of Business
Stanford Graduate School of Business was founded in 1925 at the urging of
Stanford alumnus Herbert Hoover, who later became president of the United
States. Stanford is known globally for the excellence of its faculty,
students, research, and academic offerings. Stanford’s achievements are
grounded in world-class research and the relevance of best practice. Located
in Silicon Valley, Stanford University and the business school have a strong
history and culture of innovation.
Today, Stanford GSB enrolls approximately 800 students in the two-year,
full-time MBA Program, 105 candidates in the PhD Program, 88 mid-career
executives in the 12-month Stanford Master of Science Program for Experienced
Leaders (MSx), and more than 2,000 participants in Executive Education
programs designed to enhance executives’ professional capabilities. The
faculty numbers more than 220 men and women, including visiting professors.
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Helen K. Chang, +1-650-723-3358
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