The Economist GMAT Tutor has announced the winner of the Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest. The USD 25,000 scholarship can be used towards tuition at any one of the participating business schools.

The winner, Chaitanya Date, was selected from over 3,000 contestants in the contest. Date, a business analyst at Boeing, obtained the highest score, in addition to winning a tie-breaker for the AWA (Analytical Writing Assessment). Originally from Mumbai, India, Date moved to the United States to pursue a Master's degree in Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona (US). Following the successful completion of his Master's, he had several roles in the aeronautic industry before joining Boeing in Denver, Colorado, where he currently lives. Date says:  

It is a privilege to win the Brightest Minds scholarship especially at one of the top business schools partnering with this program. I look forward to continuing my education and making the most of this wonderful opportunity.

Participating schools

This award will enable him to apply his MBA scholarship prize towards tuition at any of the contest's participating business schools where he is accepted into an MBA program. The participating business schools this year are:

  • Alliance Manchester Business School (UK)
  • Amsterdam Business School (Netherlands)
  • CEIBS (China Europe International Business School)
  • Darden School of Business (US)
  • Emlyon Business School (France)
  • Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration (Hong Kong)
  • Nottingham Trent University (US)
  • Rotterdam Business School (Netherlands)
  • Schulich School of Business (Canada)
  • The University of Liverpool Management School (UK)
  • Vlerick Business School (US)

The contest is open to anyone who is considering pursuing an MBA or EMBA and the next contest is expected to launch this fall.

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The Economist GMAT Tutor is an online GMAT prep course. The online program guides students through the academic topics and test-taking skills that they will need to master the test. The program is adaptive, meaning that it uses correct and incorrect answers from students to create courses customized to their needs.

Source: The Economist GMAT Tutor