2016 INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship Program for Africans


INSEAD, the Business School for the World, in partnership with Sam Akiwumi’s classmates from 2007, Sam’s family and friends, and former colleagues have all contributed to offer the INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship Program for Africans.

Eligible candidates for the INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Scholarship are targeted at participants from the whole of the African continent, with a preference for Ghanaians.

To be considered for the INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship, applicants must complete the Need-based Scholarship application (found on the official website). Applicants must complete and submit essays on the topic as described below.

Essay topic:

  1. Only if you would like to be considered for the IAF Special Profile scholarships, please answer the following question in no more than 400 words: Briefly describe an instance or aspect in your life to date that has made you stand out amongst your peers or that you consider exceptional in one way or another.
  2. In approximately 350 words for all the questions that follow:(a) state why you feel an INSEAD MBA is relevant to your particular career needs, (b) explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country/region after graduation.
  3. In approximately 350 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year e.g. details of income (such as your income, investment income, savings, property rentals,etc) set against details of expenditure (such as local outgoings, INSEAD fees, rent living expenses). How do you expect to finance your studies if you do not obtain a scholarship or financial aid from INSEAD? Why INSEAD should consider you for a need-based scholarship? What amount do you consider appropriate?Please do not forget to submit a number of supporting documents as required.

All INSEAD’s scholarship applications are on-line except where mentioned otherwise. For all its scholarships, the school requires applicants to provide accurate details of their financial situation.
Additional details can be found here

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