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Weissman Scholarship Information
Weissman Scholars at Babson College are leaders who already enjoy distinction in their schools and communities.
They have earned grades in their secondary school that place them among the top 5 percent of students in their programs. Their coursework includes Honors, Advanced Placement (AP) and the International Baccalaureate (IB). The scholar's standardized test scores are among the best in the world. They have demonstrated a passion for intellectual, creative, and entrepreneurial pursuits, and have a vision for how Babson and the Weissman Scholarship Program can help further dreams, for themselves and the world.
Selection for the Weissman Scholarship is based on the following criteria:
- Academic excellence and intellectual passion
- Great distinction in leadership activities
- Strength of vision for how your goals can be fulfilled at Babson with the support of the Weissman Scholarship Program
These criteria are evaluated through the college application process and scholarship-specific application process.
Only first-year applicants are eligible for the scholarship.
For scholarship renewal, students are required to earn a 3.3 cumulative GPA which is assessed at the end of each semester, fulfill all program requirements, and demonstrate a commitment to assuming leadership roles at Babson and beyond.
In order to be considered, please submit your Weissman Scholar Application by February 1, 2023.
As a member of the class of 1964, Weissman’s commitment to Babson first started when he was an undergraduate student. He was granted an honorary degree from Babson in 1994 and is a parent of two Babson graduates—a son, Michael, who graduated from the undergraduate program in 1987, and a son, Chris, who graduated from the MBA program in 1990. Weissman is a member of the Babson Board of Trustees in addition to his corporate career as a chairman and CEO.
Weissman Scholars first enrolled at Babson in the fall of 2008. The first four Weissman Scholars graduated as members of Babson's Class of 2012. Currently, nineteen students, across all four years, are members of the Weissman Scholars Program.
Thirteen Weissman Scholars have graduated from Babson and begun careers at technology startups, charter schools, nonprofit organizations, international automotive companies, and accounting corporations.
I’ll always be grateful that I’ve lived in a society where I could aspire and achieve. Now I am banking on Babson College and Weissman Scholars to play an increasingly important role in building a better world.
As part of the Weissman Scholarship program, you’ll have the opportunity to embrace your experience and expand your limits inside and outside of the classroom.
The program features a variety of benefits for the cohort of scholars, and students also receive seed money that they can use to explore their interests, career goals, and intellectual pursuits. The list below is just a sampling of program features available to all Weissman scholars and examples of how individual students have been able to amplify their ambitions during the program.
- Research assistantships
- Guidance of a dedicated faculty adviser
- Seed money for independent research
- Study at the London School of Economics
- Support to pursue a Fulbright, Truman, or Rhodes fellowship
- Pawsthetics (using 3D printing to develop prosthetics for pets)
- Self-study of financial engineering
- Photography in New York City
- Graphic design program at RISD
- Development of urban farms (unpaid internship in Austin, TX)
- Leadership development retreats
- Sponsorship for case competitions
- Muay Thai training in Thailand
- One of five winners of Microsoft Youth Spark Challenge; team of five participated in three-week service trip to Kenya
- Senior-led seminar
- Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon (as member of Babson group)
- Social Entrepreneur Corps (SEC)
- Access to more than 3,000 employer relationships
- Intern in London with other Babson students
- Expert career guidance from faculty, alumni, and professional career counselors
- Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE)
- Venture capital internship at Passion Capital
- Consumer behavior internship at Wayfair
- International consumer products internship with DreamWorks
- Programming and development internship at King’s Way
- Supply chain internship at Nestle
- Study and work abroad
- International community-based projects
- Short courses in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia
- International concentrations
- Friends from every continent
- Exploring San Francisco tech startup scene
- NOLS backcountry skiing course
- Uncovering the country of futbol: Brazil
- Return to India to determine real and future impact
- Post dictatorship Spain versus present-day Spain
- Seed money to start your venture
- Social entrepreneurship opportunities
- Business plan competitions
- Entrepreneurship-focused student organizations
- Finishing and publishing a book, Seemingly Insignificant Moments
- Filming a documentary defining entrepreneurship in India
- A month with Upright Citizens Brigade
- Hosting entrepreneurship forum in South Korea
- Visual merchandising in NYC
- First-year–Senior Retreat
- Student, faculty, and alumni mentors
- Exclusive networking opportunities for Weissman Scholars
- Lifelong connections
- One-on-one access to faculty for project development
- Attending SXSW Conference
- Featured speaker at Babson’s World Stage event
- International business seminar in Europe
- Defining entrepreneurship in Asia