New Major Scholarship Initiative To Support Graduate Students Committed To Social Impact And Sustainability Presidio Graduate School commits $250,000 to MBA, MPA and Dual Degree students committed to changing the world.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today Presidio Graduate School, among the world's first and leading sustainability graduate programs, announced an additional commitment to scholarship aid, supporting MBA, MPA, and Dual Degree students who have demonstrated leadership in and passion for the sustainability field.

In the inaugural year of the initiative, $250,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled for Fall 2013. Scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, will be based on the potential strength of an applicant to be not only an outstanding Presidio student but a high-impact sustainability professional after graduation.

The Presidio Board of Directors have expressed keen interest in providing financial support to Presidio students given the growing financial burden so many graduate students face today. Accordingly, the Presidio Board have provided additional financial support to be targeted to many of the 2013 Fall cohort of 60 students and returning students.

Students join Presidio from all over the world but most commonly matriculate from California, the Pacific Northwest, Colorado and the Northeast. Among the best represented undergraduate institutions at Presidio are UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Wisconsin, University of Vermont, Stanford University, Yale University and Brown University. Presidio students share one thing in common: they are mission-driven. And that mission is to change the world.

"These competitive scholarships reinforce the Presidio Graduate School's commitment to building an ethnically and economically diverse student population. We seek to reach and welcome exceptionally qualified individuals who are passionate about being change agents and advancing the sustainability field and who, without this scholarship aid, might be prevented from joining our special community," says Presidio President and CEO William Shutkin.

"Presidio students master the core competencies of Systems Thinking, Sustainable Leadership, and Business/Public Administration Fundamentals. This training enhances the employability of our graduates because these skills, not taught in conventional business and policy programs, are growing in relevance and improving company and government performance. The drivers of sustainability are making an impact on how business is done, and will play a stronger role as social and environmental factors continue to influence and, in some cases, determine financial outcomes," says Shutkin.

For additional information regarding the Presidio Graduate School scholarship initiative or specific award details go to http://www.presidioedu.org/admissions/financial-aid or please contact Simone Kujau, Program Coordinator at simone.kujau@presidioedu.org or scholarships@presidioedu.org

About Presidio Graduate School

Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA, MPA, Dual Degree, and Executive Certificate programs in Sustainable Management, Presidio activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good. Driven by our mission, Presidio has become a top-ranked graduate school transforming the way students and graduates think about, and apply solutions to, the world's most pressing sustainability challenges.

Media Contact: Rachel Fus Presidio Graduate School, 415-655-8972, rachel.fus@presidioedu.org

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