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Diversity Leadership Awards

Babson’s mission is to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value – everywhere. We like to say that Entrepreneurship of All Kinds requires Diversity of All Kinds. We are committed to creating a campus that values, supports, and celebrates different backgrounds and life experiences.

The Diversity Leadership Award is a four-year merit scholarship awarded to students with the greatest potential for leadership in creating a diverse community. Candidates for the scholarship are evaluated based on the information in their admission applications; no separate application is required. Students who are considered have demonstrated leadership in bridging differences and in building inclusive communities across individual and intersecting identitiessuch as race, ethnicity, religion, social class, nationality, (dis)ability, sexual preference and gender expression.

Awards are valued at either full- or half-tuition, with the full-tuition scholarships being awarded to students who demonstrate financial need.

The Diversity Leadership Award also includes programming opportunities for students to further develop their leadership skills. Activities are coordinated through the Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education. Incoming first year students are invited to attend the Scholars Leadership Retreat, and from there each cohort plans activities that most resonate with their mutual goals. Individuals are encouraged to connect to campus organizations that reflect their interests, including the many student clubs and organizations sponsored by the Student Government Association, as well as the Office of Faith and Service and the LGBTQ Action Group.​