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Fund Partners with 10 Top MBA Programs for New Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund will partner with 10 top MBA programs across the United States as part of a new fellowship program designed to support promising students who demonstrate academic excellence and social leadership during their first year of MBA studies.

The fellowships, which will be presented to one student from each of the ten partner schools, will cover the full cost of tuition for the second year of MBA studies. Partner schools include Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Duke University Fuqua School of Business, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, MIT Sloan School of Business, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Michigan Ross School of Management and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

“This unprecedented program seeks to support future leaders who can influence their companies to advance a financially viable environmental and societal agenda,” McGowan Fund Executive Director Diana Spencer said in a statement announcing the new fellowships.

As part of the program, the fellows will present a case study in business to the McGowan Fund Board of Directors at a conference each fall. The McGowan Fund hopes that the conference, which will be open to alumni of the fellowship program in future years, will help build a network honoring William McGowan, who was a successful entrepreneur and founder of MCI Communications.

The initial class of McGowan Fellows will be announced in July 2010.

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