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SKOLKOVO Women Association Fellowship


Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and SKOLKOVO Women Association announce a fellowship in the amount of 40 000 euro for education at the SKOLKOVO MBA programme in 2012-2013.

SKOLKOVO MBA is 12-month programme aimed to develop entrepreneurial leaders. 30% of its graduates and students are businesswomen who are in demand in the countries with the fast-moving economies, have a solid project background in companies of various industries and start-up experience. 

Awarding of the fellowship is timed to coincide with the first-year anniversary of the SKOLKOVO Women Association created with an active support of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Its goal is to unite the SKOLKOVO students, graduates and employees who strive to develop professionally, and to support young and gifted businesswomen.   

«Members of the Association are successful and dynamic female-leaders who are looking forward to developing their network in business, culture, and politics and want to help young entrepreneurs in creation and execution of the new ideas and potential projects. Granting of the fellowship is a practical step towards our goal”, says Tatiana Olifirova, member of the SKOLKOVO Women Association Board and one of its founders.

To participate in the contest an applicant should successfully pass the admission process to the SKOLKOVO MBA programme and submit a 5-page essay answering the following questions:

  • Why should we choose you as the winner of the fellowship?
  • Why and how the SKOLKOVO MBA programme will help you to grow professionally?
  • How do you plan to change the world?

The contest will be held in several stages: application and the SKOLKOVO MBA assessment, nomination of semi-finalists based on the quality of their essays, identification of the winner chosen upon getting the results of the interviews with the members of the Contest Committee.  The award ceremony and announcement of the fellowship winner will take place at the SKOLKOVO graduation ball on June 30.

The contest details and its timeline can be found at the SKOLKOVO web-page.


Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is a joint project of Russian and international business representatives, who joined their efforts to create a business new-generation school from scratch. Focusing on practical knowledge, the Moscow School of Management dedicates itself to training leaders, who intend to implement their professional knowledge in the conditions of rapidly developing markets. SKOLKOVO is defined by: leadership and business undertakings, rapidly developing markets focus, innovative approach towards educational methods. The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO project is fulfilled by the governmental-private partnership within the framework of the Education Foreground National Project. The project is financed by private investors, and doesn’t use governmental budget recourses. The President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev is Chairman of the SKOLKOVO International Advisory Board. Since 2006 SKOLKOVO conducts short educational Executive Education programmes for top and medium-level managers – open programmes and specialized, integrated modules based on the companies requests. SKOLKOVO launched Executive МВА programme in January 2009, first class of the international Full-time MBA programme - in September 2009.

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