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The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA.
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Topic Description
Number of scholarships One
Amount CHF 25,000
Geographic region Worldwide (preference given to developing countries)
Who can qualify Women candidates who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program and who demonstrate financial need.
Employees of Nestlé and its subsiduaries are not elegible.
Criteria 1) Acceptance into the IMD MBA Program
2) Submitting an essay discussing the issue:
Essay subject will be published shortly
(maximum 750 words)
essay template
Need based Yes: Submit MBA Financial Aid Application Form
(DOC, 48kB)
Jury The IMD MBA Scholarship Committee
Deadline September 30
Contact Scholarship essays, or questions, should be sent to
IMD MBA scholarship conditions
Our scholarship applications are essay based, with winning essays typically including the following features:
  • Relevance to the essay title
  • Organization and structure
  • Fully developed arguments
  • Persuasiveness
  • Personal element and/or passion

IMD reserves the right not to award a scholarship if the criteria are not met to the satisfaction of the jury/sponsors.

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