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Laidlaw Scholars Program Laidlaw Scholars Program

ELIGIBILITY

Only admitted candidates are eligible for this scholarship.  

Recipients for the Laidlaw Scholarship are exceptional women candidates with strong leadership potential who demonstrate the character, competence, and courage to change the world.   

Through the HEC Paris partnership with Laidlaw Foundation, we look to encourage exceptional women with strong leadership potential who, due to demonstrable financial constraints, might not have otherwise been able to consider or afford to pursue an MBA degree.   

We seek to help build a pipeline of outstanding women from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and provide them with access to a top-tier business program with enhanced career opportunities and networks. We strive to increase the number of women with influential roles in business, leaders demonstrating ethical and exemplary leadership, who will help build a more diverse and inclusive business environment, helping to inspire and sponsor future generations.  

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SELECTION CRITERIA  

Step 1: Connect with Usintroduce yourself and obtain informal and personalized feedback on your MBA profile from your dedicated recruitment manager. Be sure to express your financial need.  

Step 2: Prepare and submit a complete application, including the essays dedicated to the Laidlaw Scholarship. Please ensure the essays are uploaded as additional documents together with the submission of your application. Uploaded document should be in PDF format and should include your full name and email address.

Please provide answers to the following two essay questions:  

1. Describe what becoming a Laidlaw Scholar would mean to you (200 words)  

2. As a future Laidlaw Scholar, how will you contribute to helping develop a new generation of leaders? (200 words) 

Scholarships will be awarded to well-rounded candidates with academic accomplishments, demonstratable career progression, leadership potential, and international exposure as well as specific career objectives and strong interpersonal skills. Candidates must be in touch with their marketing and recruitment manager prior to application and must be admitted to the HEC Paris MBA program. Candidates will be assessed based on the Laidlaw Scholarship essays as well as their demonstrated financial need.  

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AMOUNT AWARDED 

The HEC Paris MBA, via the HEC Foundation, and in partnership with the Laidlaw Foundation can offer up to 10 full tuition scholarships per graduating class.  

Full tuition scholarship (100%).  

IMPORTANT: Please note that in the case of a Double Degree, the amount awarded will be calculated on a pro-rata (prorated) basis. 

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APPLICATION DEADLINE  

You must submit required essays with the rest of your application to the program. Please provide answers to the following two essay questions and submit the document in PDF format along with the rest of your application. Be sure to include your full name and email address within the document:  

1. Describe what becoming a Laidlaw Scholar would mean to you (200 words)  

2. As a future Laidlaw Scholar, how will you contribute to helping develop a new generation of leaders? (200 words) 

Following the submission of your MBA application, the marketing & admissions team will be in touch with a request to complete a form with follow-up questions around your financial circumstances. The deadline to complete the form will be specified at that time. 

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DECISION DATE  

One week after admission to the program, you will be assessed for all our scholarships. The Laidlaw decision will only be granted every two months (February, April, June, August, October), please reach out to your dedicated Marketing & Recruitment Manager for more information. 

IMPORTANT: It is possible to apply to all scholarships (HEC Excellence, Forté Foundation, Diversity, etc.) when submitting an application to the HEC Paris MBA. However, if awarded the Laidlaw Scholarship, it is not possible to combine with other HEC scholarships and any previously received scholarships from HEC will become void.