Thank you for your interest in applying to the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) Seed Grant Program. This program provides financial support to talented individuals from Ukraine and Moldova who are admitted to one of the top 50 MBA programs in the U.S. and are committed to returning home and investing their skills in their country of origin.
Who is eligible?
Please note that SEED Grant cannot offer individual guidance to prospective students regarding choice of institution or course or information about course contents.
There is no cost to completing the application.
The Seed Grant is awarded to candidates who meet the requirements and is paid in several installments directly to the university, as long as the student maintains good standing in the program.
SEED Grant Application Checklist
The following checklist will help you gather the documents required to complete your application:
You must submit ALL of the required documents simultaneously online and in the printed version by post mail.", "button": "Application process starts on April 28, 2015
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Thank you for your interest in applying to the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF)’s Economic Leadership Seed Grant program. The principal goals of this WNISEF program are to further the development of Ukraine and Moldova as a market economies and to deepen managerial talent of both countries by investing in people who understand who they are, who respect moral values, rule of law, private property rights, sanctity of contracts and principles of democratic and accountable government and who are devoted to their respective homelands. We want to help you achieve your leadership potential which would dramatically transform Ukraine and Moldova in the 21st Century.
The Seed Grant program will provide Ukraine’s and Moldova’s best students who applied and were accepted in a Master of Business Administration program at one of the top 50 US business schools with tuition stipends of $60,000 maximum per year for a two-year course of study. All other expenses will be borne by the applicant.
Sincerely, Jaroslawa Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Western NIS Enterprise Fund
To register for an account please fill out the information below.
Thank you for your interest in Seed Grant.
How did you find out about Seed Grant?
As indicated in your official identification document.
Admitted MBA Program information.
If yes, length and proposed dates of internship
List universities and institutes attended, years of attendance, degree conferred or expected, and specialization (in the chronological order)
Post-MBA Intended Industry
Total Budget and Funding
Upload the following documents below.
Passport-Sized Photo (JPEG)
Personal Statement / Motivational essay (PDF)
Actual contact info of two reputable individuals, whom you choose as your recommenders (Academic, Social, and Professional Recommendations) (PDF)
Acceptance Letter from Receiving U.S. Business School (Top 50 according to U.S. News Full-Time MBA Programs ranking) (PDF)
Copy of Current University Diplomas (if applicable) (PDF)
Two-year financial plan (budget), indicating sources of funds (PDF)
Sufficient proof of income/savings/loans to cover living and transportation expenses to/from and within the U.S. (PDF)
Any other proofs of additional funds (PDF)
You must submit ALL of the required documents simultaneously online and in the printed version by mail.
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