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Jan 2015

Point Foundation Scholarship Deadline is 1/20!

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Are you a current or future full-time lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer student pursuing your MBA and looking for scholarship opportunities (beyond the LGBT MBA Fellowship offered now by 13 top schools)?

We want to make sure you know about the Point Foundation, a fantastic organization that Reaching Out is proud to have frequently partnered with over the years and many LGBT MBA student leaders have received scholarships from.  Visit The Point Foundation Site for more information, but act fact!  The deadline for scholarship applications is January 20th!

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Jan 2015

University of Virginia Darden Joins the LGBT MBA Fellowship!

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We are thrilled to announce that The University of Virginia, Darden School of Business is now the 13th participating MBA program in the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship, created as a joint effort between top graduate business schools and Reaching Out to demonstrate that business schools & MBA programs are outstanding opportunities for self-identifying and out lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young professionals and their active allies to build their careers.

Each Fellowship recipient will receive a minimum $10,000 scholarship for each academic year during his/her full-time MBA as well as access to various Reaching Out programming, mentoring and LGBTQA leadership opportunities, some of which would be developed specifically for these Fellows.

As part of accepting the Fellowship, the students will also agree to take a national leadership role in planning content for at least one Reaching Out initiative during his/her time in business school.  Learn more about the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship & Scholarships

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Jan 2015

The Economist Writes About the LGBT MBA Fellowship

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Today The Economist’s WhyMBA Blog published an article about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students pursuing MBAs in Business Schools and mention the LGBT MBA Fellowship and participating school MIT Sloan School of Management.

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MIT’s Sloan School of Management announced on January 5th one large step to encourage LBGT representation. It will offer a $10,000 fellowship to one or more class members each year from 2017. The fellowship is funded in partnership with Reaching Out MBA, which for its part supplies a support network of LGBT employees in various businesses. Between 20 and 30 students in MIT Sloan School of Management’s present cohort of 800 identify as LGBT, according to Jeff Carbone, the associate director of admissions at the school. The school also has a well-attended and active LGBT society, whose alumni founded Network Q, a networking website for LGBT MBA candidates and students.

The school is the twelfth to offer such a fellowship in conjunction with Reaching Out MBA; a thirteenth, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, was announced on January 12th. Two more are likely to sign up by the end of the month, says Mr Kidd. All hope to draw more LGBT students into schools and later, boardrooms.

Read the full article at The Economist.