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Scholarship Weekend

Scholarship Weekend provides an opportunity to compete for scholarships beyond what is initially awarded at the time of admission. In fact, our largest merit awards, including full-tuition Fellowships and named scholarships, are awarded through Scholarship Weekend. It is an invitation-only event for admitted Full-Time MBA and MS candidates. It includes a challenging team case competition, small group conversation, writing assignment, and formal and informal interactions with Simon alumni, students, faculty, and administration. The weekend is also a great opportunity for you to get to know the Simon community and your future classmates in a fun social setting.

*Event Itinerary

Friday, February 21, 2020

1:30–2:30 PM Campus Tour (Optional)
2:00–2:45 PM Check-In
2:45–4:00 PM  Welcome and Introductions
5:15–6:00 PM Overview of the Weekend and Team Announcements
6:00–6:45 PM Team Building
6:45–10:00 PM Team Deliberations and Working Dinner

Saturday, February 22, 2020

8:00–10:00 AM Team Deliberations and Working Breakfast
9:15–10:30 AM Case Presentations
10:00–10:45 AM Open Discussion: Onboarding
10:45 AM–12:00 PM Current Student Panel
12:00–1:00 PM Lunch
1:00–3:45 PM Breakout Sessions
6:30–9:30 PM Cocktail Reception, Dinner, and Keynote
10:00–11:00 PM Student-Hosted Happy Hour with Alumni

Sunday, February 23, 2020

9:00–10:30 AM Breakfast with Simon Staff, Current Students, and Alumni

*Times and activities are subject to change. A final itinerary will be sent to guests closer to the event. Please note that guests are welcome and encouraged to attend, but they may have a different schedule than registrants. If you have any questions, please email

Travel Stipends

Simon Business School will cover two nights of hotel accommodations in Rochester, food and beverage while attending the event, all transportation during the event, and offers partial travel stipends for those traveling from outside of a 200-mile radius. Please reference your Scholarship Weekend Invitation to find out how you can request a partial travel stipend for the event.  

We encourage you to apply by our January 5 deadline to qualify for our Scholarship Weekend event.

The Admissions Committee typically makes decisions about scholarship increases, named scholarships, and full-tuition fellowships within a week after participation. These scholarship decisions are made after reviewing results from on-campus discussions, a team case competition, your overall participation during Scholarship Weekend, and your previously submitted online application for admission.

For further information, contact:
Simon Business School MBA/MS Admissions Office
Phone: (585) 275-3533

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