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MSU and MNA team up to offer scholarship for nonprofit professionals

By Ann Kammerer, Capital Gains Lansing, 11/2/2016

Nonprofit professionals looking to hone their business acumen may find the financial resources they need through a new scholarship created by Michigan State University's Broad College of Business Executive MBA program and the Michigan Nonprofit Association.

The scholarship responds to a growing need to develop the next generation of leaders in the nonprofit sector and is open to students applying to Broad's EMBA program. The next cohort begins the summer of 2017.

Two scholarships will be awarded based on the candidate's credentials, commitment to making an impact in the nonprofit sector, and a desire to grow personally and professionally.

“The Broad Executive MBA has a long-standing tradition of creating world-changing leaders,” said Sanjay Gupta, the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Broad College of Business at MSU. “We also understand the tremendous need to increase the volume of business-thinkers in the nonprofit sector, and this scholarship supports our commitment to develop leaders who will make an impact on causes and communities across the state and country.”

In addition to the tuition scholarship, Broad's EMBA program will waive application fees for applicants working for MNA member organizations statewide. The scholarship is available to candidates attending any of Broad's EMBA campuses.

“One of MNA’s highest priorities is to assist nonprofit organizations in creating an environment that attracts talented and educated people who are passionate about their mission,” said MNA President and CEO Donna Murray-Brown “This scholarship is a great opportunity for two individuals to receive a world-class education and develop into future leaders who will play a critical role in improving the communities that nonprofits serve.”

Applications to the Broad Executive MBA Nonprofit scholarship are due to the Executive MBA office by Feb. 1, 2017. Scholarship winners will be notified in March. For more information, click here.

Source: Caroline Brooks, Communications Specialist, MSU Broad College of Business
Writer/Editor: Ann Kammerer, News Editor