We are very excited to announce the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program. Why the enthusiasm?
Africa's opportunities and challenges position this frontier market for growth. We believe Stanford GSB can contribute to Africa's human and economic development by educating leaders committed to making an impact on the continent. This fellowship program is a critical step toward removing any financial barrier.
We also are keenly aware that Stanford GSB's international reputation as a leader in management education is built on the quality and diversity of our students. It is this broad range of experiences and backgrounds that fosters our distinctively collaborative community. African students are an important part of the GSB's student body, and they provide direct insight into an emerging global economy that will be increasingly powerful in business.
A few details about the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program:
• If you are a citizen of an African country, can demonstrate financial need, and are admitted to the Stanford MBA Program, you are eligible for this program.
• The fellowship covers tuition and associated fees (approximately U.S. $140,000) for the two-year MBA Program.
• If you receive a Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship, you will be required to work in Africa for at least two years in a professional role that contributes to the continent's development.
• Stanford GSB will award up to eight fellowships annually.
This is a pilot program we expect to run for three to five years, and ultimately hope to scale globally.