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Leadership Scholarships

INSEAD Leadership Scholarships

At INSEAD, we look for applicants who can demonstrate their potential as leaders. Our Leadership Scholarships are awarded to candidates who have demonstrated the quality of their accomplishments and whose backgrounds, work experiences and personal profiles will bring an additional and unique mix to INSEAD and to their own communities as INSEAD alumni in future.

Here are a few Leadership Scholarships for applicants who are keen to embark on an MBA  programme at INSEAD. 

Leadership Scholarships


The Jacques Nasser Scholarship Fund for Leadership at INSEAD was created in 2004 with the generous support Jacques Nasser, Former CEO of the Ford Motor Company. He wishes to encourage and support students who aspire to return to the Middle East after the MBA programme and become leaders in the region. This endowed fund provides up to two scholarships a year, in perpetuity, to deserving candidates admitted to the INSEAD MBA programme from the Arab countries in the Middle East who are committed to a career in the region. 

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INSEAD is all about diversity. The global INSEAD community is a unique blend of all nationalities, cultures, backgrounds, languages, religions and genders. Our goal is to provide opportunities for all, including those from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. We are proud to offer an INSEAD Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship to encourage and help LGBT students to attend the INSEAD MBA programme.
This is a competitive fellowship. In addition to a strong academic and professional background, applicants must demonstrate their capacity to be a leader for the LBGT community at INSEAD. We expect the fellowship holder to contribute actively to campus life and especially to lead initiatives that benefit the LGBT community.

INSEAD is a part of the Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) Fellowship scheme and INSEAD LGBT Fellows will have access to the wider ROMBA community and opportunities: Reaching Out MBA Fellowship.

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This scholarship is an endowed gift to INSEAD from the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff). The Fund was established in 1987 by the Nippon Foundation. The Sylff programme demonstrates its commitment to education through awarding fellowships to promising graduate students in the social sciences and humanities. 69 universities and consortia worldwide, including INSEAD, have received endowments of US $1 million. The Sylff programme is now building a worldwide community of young leaders made up of the Sylff Fellows at all funded institutions. By receiving this award at INSEAD, candidates automatically join the Sylff worldwide network and gain opportunity to apply for additional Sylff support programs.

As a philanthropist and the founding chairman of the Nippon Foundation, Ryoichi Sasakawa articulated a philosophy that remains the driving force of the programme today. "The world is one family", he maintained, "and all mankind are brothers and sisters". The Sylff programme is based on these principles. By helping to create a new generation of leaders, it seeks to overcome the divisions of nationality, religion, ethnic background and politics. Sylff would like to encourage candidates of any nationality to broaden their knowledge and enhance their career opportunities through the INSEAD MBA programme.
One Sylff award will be granted per year. 

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Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2007 were approximately US$ 9.24 billion. Syngenta employs some 21,000 people in 90 countries. Headquarters is located in Basel, Switzerland. 

Since Syngenta strongly believes that talented people are the key to successful businesses they embrace INSEAD's mission to train the brightest and best from around the world for the challenge of tomorrow's business world. Syngenta is particularly committed to the dynamic emerging market regions and has therefore chosen to offer this scholarship opportunity to future leaders from emerging countries. 

Two scholarships will be awarded per class and candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate: (a) outstanding academic achievement and promise (b) aptitude for business and financial management (c) leadership potential and (d) a commitment to contributing to their country or region at some point in the future. 

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At INSEAD, diversity is a core element of our culture. The INSEAD scholarship portfolio helps the school to cultivate a diverse classroom setting with a good mix of nationalities, academic and professional backgrounds, and gender. We are committed to enable outstanding men and women professionals advance in their careers with a world-class MBA at INSEAD. We have launched the Africa Leadership Fund scholarship to support its goal of admitting talented candidates from the African region. For those who are set back by financial difficulties, this scholarship will help them realise their dream of achieving an MBA at one of the top business schools in the world. 

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