The London Business School is welcoming applications for the BK Birla Scholars Program for the 2021/2022 academic year.
Former student of London Business School (LBS), Kumar Mangalam Birla, has bestowed a £15 million endowed scholarship award program to support the education of 10 full-time MBA applicants every year in perpetuity. This gift denotes the biggest ever endowed scholarship award gift to a European Business School, with the first cycle commencing in Autumn 2019.
Charity of this nature plays an important role in fuelling the growth of London Business School, permitting the school to attract brilliant minds and supports their objective to have a profound influence on the way the world carries out business, and the way business affects the world.
Applicants qualified for the BK Birla Scholars Program will characterise the most diverse minds with five of the scholarship award beneficiaries from India and five from the rest of the world. BK Birla Scholars will be among the most remarkable talent across the School’s full-time MBA program, and will personify academic excellence and high leadership prospect. The top 5% of the class will be qualified for the award and it will represent the mark of highest merit among candidates.
The BK Birla Scholars Program reveres the legacy of Mr Birla’s late grandfather, renowned industrialist, philanthropist and innovator Basant Kumar (BK) Birla. A modest and visionary leader, BK Birla (1921-2019) considered access to higher education as a basic right for all. Mr Birla stated that the BK Birla Scholars Program displayed his grandfather’s generosity of spirit and devotion to supporting the sustained growth of emerging business leaders.
Mr. B.K. Birla took up a leadership position in his family business at an early age, using his strategic intelligence and foresight to grow a great global empire. A lot of foremost institutions have been influenced by his knowledge and mature leadership, among them the BK Birla Centre of Education in Pune, the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, and the Birla Institute of Management Technology in Delhi. More than 50,000 candidates annually study in educational institutions created by him.
BK Birla Scholars embody the most remarkable talent across the School’s MBA program and symbolise academic excellence and high leadership prospect. Beneficiaries reflect BK Birla’s standards of integrity, devotion and service to humanity. The BK Birla Scholars Program carries on that legacy and further reinforces the family’s decades-long relationship with LBS.
Worth of Award
- Up to full fees
Eligibility for BK Birla Scholars Program
Candidates should satisfy the following admission conditions:
- An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification
- At least two years of work experience (candidates without prior work experience can be given consideration for admission to the MBA Program conditional on their ability to display exceptional academic credentials with exceptional performance, but should consider their Masters in Management program.)
- The capacity to work in multicultural teams and a global outlook
Note: If you are granted an offer of admission at London Business School and you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will be required to apply for a Tier 4 student visa within 3 months before the commencement of the program.
How to Apply for BK Birla Scholars Program
To submit application for the BK Birla Scholars Program, the following credentials are needed;
- A completed online application form
- Your application essays
- A one-page CV
- Names and details of two referees
- GMAT/GRE score
- Evidence of your English language ability
- Application fee
- A copy of your university transcript(s)
- Round 1: Application deadline: September 11, 2020.
- Round 2: Application deadline: January 5, 2021.
- Round 3: Application deadline: March 4, 2021.
- Round 4: Application deadline: April 27, 2021.
All application deadlines are at 17.00 (UK time).
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