FONDATION RAINBOW BRIDGE: An Opportunity for Asian and African Women for the Brighter Future
Posted On June 25, 2017
What is the Fondation Rainbow Bridge program?
There is always the blue sky after the storm. There is always the rainbow after a rain. The Foundation Rainbow Bridge program is giving life-changing chances to women from Asian or African countries affected by natural disasters such as typhoon, tsunami, earthquake, drought, or famine to make a remarkable leap. Recognizing the inherent difficulty of women exposed to these natural disasters’ hazards, the program strive to continually provide hope by giving chance for an educational attainment on which these fighting women will build their foundation towards the brighter future. Tsunami may wash out a shore but it will never wash out the dreams of these women.
The Fondation Rainbow Bridge Scholarship program is helping these women to have a career breakthrough. These noble actions are inspired from the memory of the Dargent Family who disappeared during the 2004 Tsunami. One of the family members, Muriel Dargent, is a graduate of HEC (she graduated in 1988). Her personal traits as an exemplar mother-leader serve as the essence of granting of this scholarship program. The grantee of this scholarship will have the chance to earn a HEC Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
Do you have what it takes to be the next female HEC MBA Fondation Rainbow Bridge scholar?
It is required that the female candidate has been admitted to the HEC Paris MBA Full-Time Program. That is the first basic requirement. The second basic requirement is that the applicant should come from an Asian or African country that is affected by a natural disaster. Selection for the program are more on the character profile of the applicant. The female applicant should demonstrate leadership skills on these advocacies: community work, charity engagement, and sustainable development practices. The core ideas of these advocacies is to create a better future for humanity. Grantee should have the character profile as a catalyst of change. Also, the applicant should have commitment to advocate resolution of socio-economic challenges by executing initiatives and actions to enhance long-term of their fellow citizens.
Things to do
The applicant should write a 1,500 words essay convincing the grantor of the scholarship program on why she should be the one. This is when the perfect time that the applicant highlights her character strength and commitment to advocacies relevant to the values and essence of the program. It is also crucial that the applicant can define her goals after she completed the MBA program. The applicant is also required to submit a personal financial statement detailing her financial status. The statement should contain a forecast of the applicant’s cash flow for the 16-month stay in the HEC. The application deadline is rolling. For this year, it is important to take note that the applicant cannot apply for scholarship if she is admitted in the HEC after June 15 for the September intake. Also, the applicant cannot apply for the January intake if she is admitted after November 26. If the applicant is admitted after the stated date, she need to wait for the next intake. The January 2017 full-time intake will be decided on August 2017. The September 2017 Full-time intake will be decided on August 2017. The January 2018 full-time intake will be decided on August 2018.
The award will be up to two scholarships of € 20,000 per year.