Posted by: Phil Mintz on December 2, 2008
By Alysa Teichman
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business will begin offering four full-tuition scholarships each year to incoming students from Africa, South Asia, and other countries with emerging economies.
The Barclays Global Retail and Commercial Bank Fellowship Program awards scholarships based on merit, but Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Admissions Rosemaria Martinelli noted in a news release from the school that candidates coming from those regions of the world have historically demonstrated great need.
Preference will be given to Chicago Booth applicants with an interest in financial services and commitment to the development of emerging markets. Barclays will assign each scholarship recipient a mentor to share insights about the industry, and the scholarship recipients will also have access to summer internships throughout the program.
The first scholarships will be awarded next year.