Which MBA? Announces Winner Of Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest

Contest winner is awarded $25,000 scholarship to business school

May 28, 2015, 15:54 ET from The Economist

NEW YORK, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Which MBA?, the business education focused division of The Economist Group that produces Economist GMAT Tutor, announced the winner of its semiannual Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest.

Devin Underhill of Virginia received the highest score on Economist GMAT Tutor's simulation test, beating more than 4,500 other contest entrants. He tied with 85 other top-scorers and won first place by penning the most compelling tie-breaker essay.

Fittingly, Devin's passion is supporting others in their pursuit of higher education. He is currently a university admissions counselor. "The landscape of higher education is changing, and I want to develop the leadership skills necessary to play a key role in supporting that evolution," says Devin. "Coming from a public service background, this scholarship will have a real impact on my ability to afford an excellent management education. I feel incredibly lucky that I was selected out of such a competitive group of finalists."

Aspiring MBA candidates can look forward to the next Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship competition, which will launch August 1st of this year. The August contest will similarly award a $25,000 scholarship to the person who scores the highest on the GMAT simulation test.

Devin can apply the scholarship towards tuition at any of the contest's business school partners, pending his acceptance.

Participating business schools:

  • The University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • HEC Paris MBA
  • Hult International Business School
  • Schulich School of Business - York University
  • UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
  • Rady School of Management at UC San Diego
  • University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Weatherhead School of Management Global MBA
  • Sheffield University Management School
  • The Kogod School of Business at American University
  • Bentley University, Graduate School of Business
  • George Washington University School of Business
  • Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
  • International University of Monaco
  • University of California, Riverside, Anderson Graduate School of Management
  • Macquarie Graduate School of Management

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