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The Les Zambo Scholarship Fund for MBA Students

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The Fisher International MBA Program invites applicants for the 2012-2013 Les Zambo Scholarship Program. Zambo Scholars will receive a grant of up to $8,711.00 towards tuition for MBA studies. Award may be applied to Summer 2012, Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 semesters.


Program Purposes

  • Offer financial aid and encouragement to deserving full-time students preparing for international careers.
  • Recognize academic achievement by students in the Fisher International MBA Program.
  • Encourage academic excellence, commitment to the field, service to the Program and the Institute, and collegiality with the MBA class, staff and faculty.

Selection Criteria: Applicants must:

  • Be full-time degree candidates in the MBA program.
  • Have completed at least one full-time semester of graduate work in the Fisher International MBA.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Be in residence during the Summer 2012, Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 academic term.

Preference in Awarding the Scholarship will be provided to:

  • Applicants intending a career in international finance and/or accounting at the time of the award
  • Applicants whose financial needs are underserved
  • Applicants who demonstrate strong academic performance, a commitment to the field, service to the Program and Institute, and collegiality with the MBA class, staff and faculty.

Application Process

  • Submission of attached application form.
  • Submission of a 500 word personal statement attesting to scholarly achievement, talent, leadership qualities, character, interpersonal skills, intellectual curiosity, description of service to the Fisher MBA and the Monterey Institute, demonstrated collegiality with MBA program, staff and faculty, and community involvement.  Statement should also articulate future career aspirations of the applicant and their commitment to the field.
  • Submission of a resume.
  • Submission of unofficial transcript.
  • Submit all of the above with the following form by Friday April 27th.

Zambo Scholars may not combine this award with another scholarship which would provide a benefit greater than full tuition for one academic year. While students holding another scholarship may receive the designation as a Zambo Scholar, any combined amount above one year of full-time tuition will be returned to the Institute’s scholarship fund.

Apply by Friday April 27th, 2012, to: Les Zambo Scholarship Fund, Fisher International MBA Program. Submit your application electronically to Toni M. Thomas, Assistant Dean, GSIPM, at:

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