Beat the GMAT is holding its annual scholarship competition once again. As some of you may know, BTG assisted me early on in my application process, by giving me free access to the BTG Practice Questions. I definitely would not have scored a 750 without this help and I’m proud to promote BTG’s efforts for social impact. If you have any interest in applying for an MBA this year, I definitely recommend applying for this scholarship. Below are the official rules from the BTG website:
Beat The GMAT is now accepting applications for the sixth annual Beat The GMAT Scholarship Competition, co-sponsored by Grockit, Kaplan, Knewton, Manhattan GMAT, Master GMAT, The Princeton Review, and Veritas Prep. The Beat The GMAT Scholarship is one of the largest GMAT scholarship programs in the world and our community has distributed over $185,000 in awards to date. This year we have seven scholarship packages for seven people, valued at over $8,000! We accept applications up until May 24, 2011 and winners will be announced on June 1, 2011.
This year we have seven scholarship packages for seven winners, valued at over $8,000! Each winner will receive one of the following GMAT courses as well as a $250 GMAT Voucher (i.e., we’ll pay your GMAT registration fee). The scholarship packages are as follows:
- One Grockit GMAT Video Course and Premium Membership (Online) + $250 GMAT Voucher
- One Kaplan GMAT Advantage Anywhere Course (Online) + $250 GMAT Voucher
- One Knewton GMAT Course (Online) + $250 GMAT Voucher
- One Manhattan GMAT Course (Classroom or Online) + $250 GMAT Voucher
- One Master GMAT Course (Online) + $250 GMAT Voucher
- One Princeton Review GMAT Course (Classroom or Online) + $250 GMAT Voucher
- One Veritas Prep GMAT Course (Classroom or Online) + $250 GMAT Voucher
- To be eligible for this competition, applicants must have finished college or be in their final year of college. Applicants must be registered Beat The GMAT members (register here). This competition is open to international applicants.
- Be sure to carefully read the instructions prior to submitting your application. Any candidate who does not follow the requirements (example: going over word limits for essays) will be disqualified from this competition. Each field in the application form has specific requirements. Please make sure you follow these requirements.
- GMAT course prizes will be awarded based on applicant preference and availability. How we distribute prizes: there is only one GMAT course available from each company listed above. In your application, you will be asked to rank order the courses you wish to attend. The first-place winner will win his/her top preference course from the total pool of seven packages available; next, the second-place winner will win his/her top preference based on the remaining pool of six course packages; next, the third-place winner will win his/her top preference based on the remaining pool of five packages; and so forth.
- A panel of judges represented by the Beat The GMAT Staff as well as past Beat The GMAT Scholarship winners will decide this year’s winners. Our panel will not provide personal feedback on your application after the competition.
- For winners who do not have access to an in-classroom course, all of the GMAT courses listed above are available via online classroom option as well.
- Scholarship winners must redeem courses prior to June 1, 2012, or else lose their prize.
Please direct your queries to the 2011 Beat The GMAT Scholarship Discussion Forum.