Helping young leaders transform ukraine and moldova

1. Students apply for one of the US top-50 MBA programs
1. Students apply for one of the US top-50 MBA programs
2. Admitted candidates qualify for a SEED Grant
2. Admitted candidates qualify for a SEED Grant
3. Graduates return and commit for at least 3 years of work in Ukraine or Moldova
3. Graduates return and commit for at least 3 years of work in Ukraine or Moldova

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Where can the Seed Grant winners work after graduation?
The WNISEF Seed Grant program’s primary goal is investing in the leaders of change for Ukraine and Moldova’s successful further development. Therefore, the requirements for each participant are to return to their home country after receiving an MBA, degree and to work for at least three years within their chosen field. The Seed Grant recipients are expected to live and work in Ukraine / Moldova permanently either as an employee of Ukrainian / Moldovan company or the government or as individual for three consecutive years, entrepreneur.
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What makes a good candidate?
The top 50 U.S. MBA schools typically look for intellectually driven individuals from diverse educational, social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. The candidates will share a history of social and professional activities, demonstrate strong leadership and the ability to work together with a clear sense of purpose. To be eligible for a WNISEF Seed Grant, a candidate must not only be accepted by a top 50 U.S. MBA school, but also be committed to returning to Ukraine/Moldova for a minimum of three years to work and invest their knowledge, abilities, and skills in the country’s transition.
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What are the benefits for the U.S. of supporting foreign students in their attempt to obtain a degree from a U.S. business school?
The United States benefits by building a global network of friends. While studying in the U.S., future leaders can build meaningful ties to the United States, U.S. business, society, culture, and history, as well as other U.S. interests.
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