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Simon School Creates New Simon Leadership Fellows Program

Simon School Creates New Simon Leadership Fellows ProgramSimon School Creates New Simon Leadership Fellows ProgramSimon Business School

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Rochester, N.Y.—December 20, 2011—Many leading business schools are offering more generous financial support to attract the best and brightest students. The Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester is creating a new Simon Leadership Fellows Program to provide leadership development through service to the community and the School. The program will be supported by full tuition scholarships and a stipend to help cover living expenses. Admitted full-time MBA applicants will compete for the fellowships during two Scholarship Weekends on February 3–5 and March 30–April 1, 2012.

            These invitation-only events for admitted full-time MBA candidates include a team case competition, formal and informal interactions with Simon alumni, students, faculty and administrators, and opportunities for attending a class, networking and social interactions with peers. To be eligible, prospective students must submit an online application for admission consideration on or before January 25, 2012.

            Fellowships will be awarded to full-time MBA candidates who exhibit outstanding academic and professional credentials, and who have an interest in making a significant impact on the world around them. Fellowship recipients are expected to make a commitment to giving back through active participation in community service projects. In addition to full tuition support for two years of study ($45,000 per year), the fellowships include stipends for living expenses (approximately $10,000 over the two-year program). Other benefits include alumni networking and involvement in special programming, roundtable meetings with senior staff and administrators, and access to key on- and off-campus events and speakers.        

            “The Simon Leadership Fellows Program will allow us to identify and enroll students who will be the strongest contributors during their time at Simon, and ultimately, throughout their careers,” says Dean Mark Zupan.

            For further information, contact the Simon School MBA/MS Admissions Office at (585) 275-3533 or




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