Economist GMAT Tutor Awards $25,000 MBA Scholarship to 29-year-old Canadian Entrepreneur
Recipient selected out of more than 4,000 contestants in Brightest Minds Contest
Economist GMAT Tutor announced the winner of its semi-annual Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest today.Dan Gherasimenco, a 29-year-old Canadian entrepreneur who is in the midst of launching a new company in the fashion industry with his fiancée, beat more than 4,000 other contest entrants around the world by scoring highest on Economist GMAT Tutor's GMAT simulation exam and penning the most compelling tie-breaker essay.
In our current entrepreneurial global climate, it is precisely innovators like Mr Gherasimenco that the Economist GMAT Tutor team envisions these MBA scholarships supporting. "The Brightest Minds scholarship could not have come at a better time," said Gherasimenco. "An MBA from one of the best schools in the world will certainly help me develop the business skills necessary to build a modern and successful company."
Mr Gherasimenco can apply his scholarship towards tuition at any of the contest's participating business schools where he is accepted into an MBA programme. To learn more about the winner and his advice to fellow GMAT takers, visit Economist GMAT Tutor's blog.
Aspiring MBA candidates can look forward to the next Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship competition, which will launch in August 2016. The contest will similarly award a $25,000 MBA scholarship to the person who scores the highest on the company's GMAT simulation test.
Participating business schools:
- Rady School of Management at UC San Diego
- The University of Edinburgh Business School
- Smith School of Business at Queen's University
- School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology
- Lancaster University Management School
- Cass Business School
- The University of Virginia Darden School of Business
- Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York
- Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan
- Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business & Management
- UTS Business School
- EMLYON Business School
- Schulich School of Business