Five Chicago Booth MBAs Named Siebel Scholars, One Named McGowan Fellow

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The University of Chicago recently announced it’s Siebel Scholars and McGowan Fellow for 2018, with five MBA students from the Booth School of Business being recognized for their academic achievement and leadership, and awarded scholarship money for their efforts.

Darrick Chan, Kathleen Davis, Monica Kalwani, Igo Shkilko, and Yihan Tan make up this year’s group of Booth Siebel Scholars. Each second-year MBA student received $35,000 each toward their final year of MBA tuition.

Siebel Scholars are nominated their schools deans for their academic excellence, and leadership in the fields of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. Established in 2000, the Siebel Foundation presents grants to more than 90 graduate students from 16 universities in the United States, China, France, Italy, and Japan. On average, Siebel Scholars rank in the top 5 percent of their class, and many rank within the top 1 percent.

Meanwhile, Pedro Amoroso Lima was named Chicago Booth’s McGowan Fellow for 2018 thanks to his commitment to ethical leadership. Lima is one of 10 McGowan Fellows nationwide this year. These students will work together on a social impact project that will tackle a particular challenge.

Established in 2010 by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, a Chicago-based family foundation, the McGowan Fellows program awards full-year tuition to select students. The program aims to provide the resources and guidance to young professionals to become ethical, accountable leaders and role models for generations to come.

These are not the only scholarship and fellowship opportunities for Chicago Booth full-time MBAs. Full and partial tuition is awarded through merit-based awards, Chicago Booth Fellowships, and Corporate Fellowships. Merit-based awards do not require a formal application beyond the normal process of applying to Booth.

Like the merit-based awards, the 15 different Chicago Booth Fellowships have no formal application process, although interested Booth applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions (7773.702.7396) for more information. Fellowships are awarded under the categories of: Academic, Diversity, Industry, Leadership, Military, Regional, and the Yellow Ribbon Program.


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