After beating 4,500 competitors with his GMAT score and then competing in essay writing with the other finalists he won 25,000 USD to invest in his MBA studies in a leading international business school. The next MBA scholarship competition will be announced this summer. Find out how to win the generous scholarship for your MBA next year.

The winner of its $25,000 Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest. Rishabh P. of India received the highest score on the Economist GMAT Tutor’s simulation test, beating 4,500 other contest entrants. He then competed in a tie-breaker essay writing task with contest participants who also received the highest score, which he won.

“I am thrilled beyond words on winning the first Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest. The opportunity is not only a great stimulus to one's preparation for GMAT, but also a huge encouragement in the entire MBA application process,” says Rishabh. He has one year to apply and gain acceptance to one of the participating business schools in order to receive the scholarship.

“Not only are we happy to help fund a promising student’s MBA journey, but we successfully fostered connections between several thousand people who entered the contest and our eighteen business school sponsors,” said Adam Ingberman, Head of Which MBA? at The Economist Group. He added that the level of competition and engagement exceeded his expectations. The next Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest launches later this summer.

Rishabh can apply the scholarship towards tuition at any of the Brightest Minds business school partners, pending his acceptance:

  • The Rady School of Management
  • UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
  • International University Of Monaco
  • Melbourne Business School
  • Audencia Nantes, School of Management
  • CEIBS – China Europe Int’l Business School
  • University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School
  • HEC Paris MBA
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business
  • Yonsei University School of Business (Yonsei Global MBA)
  • University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business
  • Warwick Business School
  • University of Florida MBA Programs
  • Grenoble Graduate School of Business
  • University of Edinburgh Business School
  • The St. Gallen MBA
  • Weatherhead School of Management Global MBA

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