The Fast Track To Business Success
2018 Beecken Scholars (left to right): Danyang Lyu, C’20, John Robinson, C’19, Elizabeth Pearson, C’18, Ann Sherrill, C'20,
Laluna Goodale, C'19 and Timothy Mergler, C’19. Not pictured: Sam Kern, C'19.
Beecken Scholarships, administered by the Babson Center for Global Commerce, provide selected students substantial scholarships to attend summer business ‘bridge’ programs at Dartmouth College (Tuck), University of California–Berkeley (Haas), University of Chicago (Booth) and The University of Texas at Austin (McCombs).
Business bridge programs are designed to acclimate liberal arts students to the world of business; to introduce students to management, team building, strategy, marketing, organizational development, accounting and finance skills; to expose students to business leaders, and to provide students networking opportunities with representatives of major corporations and students from other top-tier liberal arts programs.
Successful applicants automatically receive 50 percent of the cost of tuition, room and board to attend approved summer bridge programs at one of these top business schools, not to exceed $5,000. However, students may apply for up to 100 percent of costs, contingent upon need.
Current juniors, sophomores, and seniors (listed in order of preference) are eligible for Beecken Scholarships. Criteria is evidence of having submitted an application to an approved summer bridge program, cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above, and demonstrated interest in business or finance as a career through coursework, internships, or other activities.
The Beecken Scholarships are funded by a gift from David, C’68 and Kitty Beecken.