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INSEAD Padma and Rashmi Shah Social Enterprise Scholarship

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20000 EUR
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Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The INSEAD Padma and Rashmi Shah Social Enterprise Scholarship aims to support candidates who have substantial experience from the social enterprise sector and a genuine commitment to the pursuit of a career in social enterprise post-MBA. A social enterprise is defined as an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being and may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders. Charitable activities associated with fund raising will not be considered.


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The scholarship is worth €20,000.


  • One award will be made each year to a candidate who demonstrates commitment to career in social enterprise.
  • First consideration will be given to candidates from small business environments, micro community projects or welfare related work places.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with non-financial or business related qualifications as well as to qualified candidates with financial need. 


Scholarship requirements


Master in Business Administration (MBA)





Study experience required





Application deadline

Not specified

Applications for this scholarship are opened for Rounds 1, 2 and 3. All applications will be reviewed right after the deadline.

In 450 words, please demonstrate why you qualify for the award, for example: Which social project/venture have you been involved in that was both financially viable and socially responsible? How does your experience to date demonstrate your commitment to social enterprise? How have you made an impact? Give examples of your entrepreneurial spark and willingness to take on ambitious or risky challenges. How do your future career plans include social enterprise?

To be considered for this scholarship, please complete the INSEAD Social Enterprise Scholarship Group application. 



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