INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship

The INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship targets nationals of African countries who can demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship Summary
Level: Postgraduate Institution(s): INSEAD
Location: France Field(s): MBA
Target: Africans Deadline(s): Nov, AprilJan, Aug

Beneficiaries will receive financial support up to the tune of €10,000. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of tuition fees. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance. The INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship was instituted in memory of Sam Akiwumi ’07D (a Ghana/UK national) who died tragically in the year he was at INSEAD. The scholarship is targeted at participants from Africa, with a preference for Ghanaians.

In 2016, all three of INSEAD’s MBA programmes are ranked #1 by the Financial Times in their categories: MBA, Executive MBA and Single School Executive MBA. INSEAD’s goal is to develop value-driven business leaders with a global mind-set. INSEAD’s global alumni network offers reach and depth beyond any other top business school.


To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  • be a national of an African country
  • have a proven need of financial assistance.
  • submit an essay with your application

How to Apply

Complete your application and submit the required essay by the deadline.  The guideline for the essay is as follows:

1).In 200 words Briefly describe an instance or aspect in your life to date that has made you stand out amongst your peers or that you consider exceptional in one way or another.
2).In 350 words, answer the following: (a) state why you feel an INSEAD MBA is relevant to your particular career needs, (b) explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country/region after graduation.
3).In 350 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year e.g. details of income (such as your income, investment income, savings, property rentals,etc) set against details of expenditure (such as local outgoings, INSEAD fees, rent living expenses). How do you expect to finance your studies if you do not obtain a scholarship or financial aid from INSEAD? Why INSEAD should consider you for a need-based scholarship? What amount do you consider appropriate?Please do not forget to submit a number of supporting documents as required.

For detailed information on how to apply, visit the Official Website


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