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Thomas Cook wing scholarship for GMAT applying abroad

Thomas cook announces a scholarship programme for Indian students wanting to go to abroad for higher studies: The Thomas Cook wings scholarship.
Now here’s what you need to do:

  1. write a 2 page SOP
  2. Mail it to uspecial@in.thomascook.in

And how it’ll be done?
Students will have to write a 2 page Statement of Purpose (SOP) and either mail it to uspecial@in.thomascook.in or submit it at any Thomas Cook Branch in their city by 30th September 2010. Refer to their official website to locate branch near you; or simply call 18002099100.
I know it’s bit stale news but not too late, you can still apply! There’s plenty of time & I hope you already have rehearsed good SOP. For questions, queries and discussion please visit the Facebook page of Thomas Cook U-Special.
Out of all the received entries, 10 best SOP’s will be shortlisted and those students will be awarded a scholarship worth upto Rs. 35,000/- each. There is also a newly introduced special VISA assistance for students that offers them a smooth travel Experience, catered by Thomas Cook.

MBA Fast track scholarship by Veritas Prep & Beat the GMAT

This is the last month to submit the scholarsihp application for Beat the
GMAT scholarship. I have talked about it earlier on the other blog
But I think that
was before it renamed to a new title. I want to reiterate if I havent mentioned it somewhere before that the scholarship competition is open for international applicants as well. Anyone can apply: US or non-US applicant.
Check out the details:

Beat The GMAT is an MBA discussion community that exists to help people
achieve success on the GMAT and business school admissions by connecting them to
world-class resources. In this spirit, Beat The GMAT is proud to host the Beat
The GMAT/Veritas Prep MBA Fast Track Scholarship competition, co-sponsored by
Veritas Prep. Thanks to the generous donations made by Veritas Prep, we will be
distributing five scholarship packages valued over $20,000!
The deadline to submit your scholarship application is September 1, 2008.

& let me provide you the requirement. You need to submit two essays & one optional essay.

Essays Responses:
500 word limit – REQUIRED: Why do
you deserve this scholarship?
300 word limit – REQUIRED: Why do you want to go to business school?
300 word
limit – OPTIONAL: Are there any special circumstances you
want us to consider? Examples: financial need (proof of financial need
highly encouraged, e.g. latest pay stub), major life events, etc.


For further details I follow check out the official web page: ( click on the title of this article.)

& if you want any hints click here: http://www.beatthegmat.com/the-beat-the-gmat-veritas-prep-mba-fast-track-scholarship-f26.html

Indian IT MBA applicants, Google adsense & more

Some updates from my side.
I am leaving for a special course which will keep me away from cyberspace for 10-15 days. But before I leave I’ll add a new thread on the forums. It’s about Indian IT Males applying for MBA to various b-schools. Check it out in b-school in general section it will be up by tomorrow morning. (Done now. check it: Indian IT Males MBA applicants )
Also there are some changes I have done in my blog layout. I have removed “partner blog” part from the column. Also I have added list of recommended books for MBA preparation. I felt to add it as application season is coming soon it would be beneficial to the readers. I would recommend to buy these books. Some of the books will help you in long run, not only will help you during the application process but also during your actual MBA course. Well! you can check the amazon reviews if you don’t trust me.
And last but not the least: I have removed Google advertisements from this blog. I just said “not the least” right? it’s a big move from my side. I am worried if it hampers my blog writing motivation (?) But what the heck! I have decided to get rid of it.
Back to Indian IT Male thread,
I am looking for the right picture which could convey my message, which is what delaying this thread from its birth. It has made exclusively for Indian IT Males, one of the largest pool of MBA applicants each year who apply to various business schools. The trouble with these fellow applicants is their average GMAT score is higher than their counterparts. Yet they are so out-numbered than any other group of applicants that they are considered to be commons and hence their higher GMAT score doesn’t matter anymore.
Remember your high GMAT score can make you competitive and keep you in the race but lower GMAT score, especially for this group of applicants is detrimental & devastating for their application. Some times I think for Indian IT Males, higher GMAT score is a must, even though, ironically, it doesn’t matter to their profiles. Sorry if I confused you by that, you can post your doubts in that thread. Unfortunately I am not available since tomorrow & I am thus initiating thread and leaving it to our members J who would further take it. I’ll be back in 12 days by 22nd September 2008.
…Till then All the best for application. I know it’s coming close…
PS : I think I’ll start the thread anyways without uploading a picture. Although I still believe that adding a picture would convey my message even more clearly I think it can be added later…

B-school buzz e-book Free grabs

While reading an e-book offline about the survey at b-schools, I realised that Pagalguy.com also offered its members the gold membership at vault.com
You can avail this offer at Vault’s Indian site: http://www.vault.co.in/pagalguy.com
& for those who are completely confused by reading above two line, & for all those lazy bumps who don’t know where to get this e-book: go to the thread & check out the e-book, absolutely free.
Wanna know, What’s it like at a top-20 International B-school? –
Presenting you Vault/Pagalguy business school buzz book!!

It’s a shareware ebook so if you’re not a member of pagalguy, forums don’t worry much! I’ll soon make it available to members of Beat The GMAT forums, which I think has pretty strong base of its prospective readers.
The e-book is an exclusive survey conducted by Vault in association with pagalguy.com.
Tthe survey covers
Admission
Academics
Employment perspective
Quality of life
Social life (beyond b-school)
& answers of the representatives from respective schools.
I think I couldn’t have grabbed so much visiting the schools personally. I don’t discourage visiting the campus but sure this “book” comes handy before you take your final decision about b-schools.
Schools include;
1. Columbia
2. Harvard
3. Stern
4. Kellogg
5. Thunderbird
6. Berkely Haas
7. UCLA Anderson
8. Chicago
9. Wharton
10. USC Marshall
11. Darden
12. Toronto
13. Ivey (Ontario)
14. HEC France
15. INSEAD
16. Cranfield
17. LBS
18. Manchester
19. Oxford (Said)
These are undoubtedly the top b-schools of North America & Europe region.

Reliance Stanford GSB scholarship for MBA program

And I have returned to day dreaming. Return to aim WSC (cough! Wharton Stanford Columbia). I had said earlier and mentioned in my description line of the blog as well that I am no more aiming for Stanford GSB. Well! and I had my reasons for that. I know it’s unusual & who doesn’t want to have MBA degree from such prestigious and one of the best b-schools in the world? I assessed myself and realized that I am not a good fit for Stanford GSB culture. I think I don’t deserve it.
But recent news made me think about my decision again. I know again this time I may not be one the firsts who knew about this scholarships’ (/ fellowship ) announcement. So I ask, & who doesn’t want a full-ride for Stanford anyways.
Reliance Industries has announced and The Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship. It’s a FULL RIDE scholarship, meaning your tuition fees will be waived INCLUDING all your other expenses such as living at Stanford university, schooling, boarding, books etc; virtually all expenses associated to applying and attending stanford MBA (so, does that include GMAT fees as well??).
The scholarship is need-based & academics of the applicant will be considered in scrutinizing candidates. But the most emphasis will be given to the applicant’s interest in India and her willingness to work in India post-MBA. The conditions for Reliance Stanford scholarship are: Applicants if given the scholarship have to come to India in 2/3 year post-MBA for at least 2/3 years.
The selection process involves two phases. At first phase 50 candidates will be shortlisted & will be allowed to apply to Stanford University for traditional two year MBA program. Stanford will select at the most five candidates from fifty by their .
There has never been such a huge scholarship for any international applicants earlier. It is obvious to think that it would lead to more applications from Indian origin and hence selection process at Stanford would be tough still. But I think it would not be the case. First of all, Reliance candidates are entirely different pool and Stanford made it sure that they will not allocate more than five seats for fifty selected applicants. And even for Reliance Stanford scholarship applicants’ gang, I think it’s difficult to get through in first fifty. As mentioned in official website the candidates will be short-listed on need-base. It is the kind of bread which is difficult to get in India these days. With all India-shining and raining jobs, the average income of person from 20/30 age group has raised tremendously in a decade. Incidentally these very people want career upgradation, want to excel and hence want to join MBA programs of international stature. And the pool of youth who’s actually financially poor is not even aware of such MBA programs.
Still I hope Reliance will be successful in finding the best candidates in all the terms they demand. The last question stuck in my mind is whether this scholarship is genuine? I mean why should I be happy & so all prospective India MBA aspirants if the scholarship is not for those who genuinely qualify for it? I hope and pray it should all be white and transparent. But wouldn’t it be the scheme of Reliance with hidden interest? …the scheme: to make Indian ministers and bureaucrats happy by offering their sons/daughters an MBA degree from Stanford?
I hope & pray my speculation is absolutely wrong.
To apply for Reliance Dhirubhai fellowship for stanford MBA click here : http://app.applyyourself.com/?id=SU-REL

MBA Stanford admit taking queries. Senapati @pagalguy

senapati: There’s something special in this person.
This guy’s got admitted in Stanford GSB for class 2008.
He started this thread at the pagalguy.com some six months ago, to help other (stanford wannabe) aspirants to make their plan. The thread is huge a success.
Mr. Senapati still takes time out of his busy schedule to answer to the queries.
This thread has crossed five hundred mark and it’s still running- full throttle; the mods have not made it sticky (UPDATE: finally it’s locked & made sticky on MBA abroad forum) nor its something silly like longest thread making maniac attempt; its still successful, the reason for this is his (Mr. senapati’s) vast knowledge over variety of b-schools across the globe. You name it & this person knows about that school inside-out… oh yeah!
Though I do not have a single post in that thread, I gained a lot of information just by reading it.
You too could gain great amount of information just by going through this thread. and the best part is you dont have to be member of that forum site to read this thread.
Just go and check it out.