Updated: Feb 1
Forte Fellowships are highly reputed, competitive awards granted to female students enrolled in leading MBA programs at Forte partner schools. Having awarded $277 Million to 9,600+ fellows, Forte is on its mission to “Launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, professional development, and a community of successful women.”
So, if you are a woman MBA applicant with exemplary leadership experience and a diverse professional background who’s dedicated to helping women advance in business, then you should apply for a Forte scholarship.
The Forte Fellowship selection process is quite simple. When you receive an admit to a Forte partner school, you are automatically considered for all scholarship opportunities.
The school picks Forte Fellows based on the following criteria provided by Forte Foundation:
You must be an MBA candidate in one of the Forte partner schools. Fellowship opportunities are available to all full-time and some part-time, online, executive and dual degree candidates.
You must have demonstrated exemplary leadership in any one of the fields: academia, team or community and creativity
You represent diversity with respect to your ethnicity, citizenship or nationality, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, educational and work background and career goals.
You exhibit a commitment to the Forte Foundation’s mission.
Note: Individual schools might set additional requirements to add another filter layer. For example, your alignment to the school’s core values or vision might also be factored in.
In addition to offering certain Fellowship funds, the Forte Fellowship comes with a pool of lucrative opportunities such as:
Opportunities to connect with top organizations such as the Big 4s, Amazon, and a massive network of Fellows and alumni across the globe.
Gain exclusive access to their corporate recruiter list as well as inclusion in the Forte Fellows resume book distributed each fall.
Special invitations for leadership programs and job openings at partner organizations.
Participation in Leadership Conferences, access to panel discussions delivered by MBA alumni and corporate partners, and attendance at personal and professional development workshops.
Leadership opportunities to plan and execute outreach programs for undergraduate women.
Since Forte is geared towards shifting the power in the workplace, Forte Fellows are expected to bolster the engagement within their personal and professional network, as well as campus. For instance, participation in clubs dedicated to the advancement of women in business or ambassadorship on campus or to your internship organization. They want you to have an impact.
For more information, watch this video in which a previous client describes her application experience with Sam Weeks Consulting and how she landed a $130,000 Forte scholarship.
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