The Best and Brightest Students: Supporting Scholarships
For almost half a century, INCAE has trained some of the most talented and promising young leaders of the Region. Our 13,000 alumni work in the top echelons of the most influential businesses and governments, helping lead our countries toward prosperity using the strategies they first learned at INCAE. Today, the need is even greater for the kind of smart, socially responsible leaders that INCAE produces.
As the top business school in Latin America and a major intellectual force, we are one of the only institutions equipped to train managers that can apply the best practices of global business within the context of the complex social, political, and economic environment of our countries.
The harsh reality is that many of the best and the brightest students either do not pursue an MBA at all or accept the larger scholarships offered by business schools abroad. This problem is particularly urgent considering that nearly 95 percent of students who study at INCAE go on to pursue careers in the Region.
To continue to fulfill our mission of promoting the integral development of the countries we serve, we must find a way to make an INCAE education possible for the most talented students, regardless of their financial situations.
Among the generous contributions that support this effort is the Carlos F. Pellas Scholarship Fund, started with the purpose of helping Central American students with academic distinction and who do not have the economic resources, to afford the MBA program. The exemplary case of business leader Carlos F. Pellas shows his commitment to education, sustainable development and mainly to INCAE, by creating this Scholarship Fund for a ten-year period.
The Werner Ketelhöhn Excellence Scholarship, the first endowed scholarship started in memory of Professor Werner Ketelhöhn, who left an indelible mark in the Incaísta community. It was begun in 2008 with contributions from Harry Strachan, René Morales and Carlos Pellas, with the purpose of rewarding academic excellence regardless of gender, religion, or social status, following Professor Ketelhöhn’s principle.
The Lindenberg-Quant Scholarship provides financial support to MBA students who are committed to working towards finding solutions for social, poverty and environmental issues in Latin America. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote the development of future regional leaders in the field of sustainable development. The Scholarship honors the memory of Marc Lindenberg, the former INCAE Rector who dedicated his life to human development, and recognizes the long, distinguished career of Roger Quant, who allocated resources for the social well-being of INCAE, and for civic and government organizations.
|Opportunities for Support||Minimum gift amount|
|Named Honors Program will bear the name of the generous donor (or his or her designated honoree) who makes this major endowed leadership gift. Funds will be used to secure the very best faculty and staff for the Honors program, to create international marketing materials to attract the very best students, and to fund special programs, lectures, and experiences.||$5.000.000|
|Named Distinguished Honors Scholarships reserved for the very top students academically, these special Honors Scholars will receive full Honors scholarships, which will be renewable in full each term they are in good academic standing at INCAE.||$1.000.000|
|Named Honors Scholarships partial scholarship awards to one or more students each year who show strong academic merit.||$500.000|
|Named Excellence Scholarships will be used annually to attract and retain students who display outstanding academic merit and leadership potential.||$250.000|
|Named INCAE Scholarships will be used annually to attract and retain students who display academic merit and leadership potential.||$100.000|
|50th Anniversary Student Enrichment Fund will support student activities, programs, and need-based scholarships. This special fund will receive contributions of $50,000 or more. Gifts to the 50th Anniversary Student Fund will be pooled and will allow INCAE to respond quickly and effectively to the school’s most pressing student needs.||$25.000|
For more information on the Illuminate Campaign and how to make a donation, please contact the Development Team.