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14 BYU MBA students awarded $10,000 Eccles Scholarships

The Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management presented 14 Master of Business Administration candidates with Eccles Scholarships for outstanding achievement in international business.

Each Eccles Scholar will receive $10,000 to defray the cost of tuition and international experiences during their enrollment.

“This year’s Eccles Scholars carry on the fine tradition of outstanding MBA students who are interested in careers in international business,” said Lee Radebaugh, director of the Whitmore Global Management Center. “The funding is instrumental in supporting their education at BYU and engaging in meaningful international activities to help them prepare to be successful in a global environment. It is an honor for the students to be selected as Eccles Scholars and a signal to employers that they are serious about international careers.”

The 2008 Eccles Scholars are Cesar Belmonte, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Alvaro Brisolla, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Aaron Burt, Sandy, Utah; Marc de Schweinitz, Palo Alto, Calif.; Taylor Fisher, Everett, Wash.; Harsh Dhawan Grover, from Himachal Pradesh, India; Yael Rodriguez Guinzberg, from Mexico City; Christian Hsieh, Taipei, Taiwan; Kihyuck “Kyle” Jeong, Busan, Korea; Sirish “Bob” Maddula, Andhra Pradesh, India; Aaron McKay, Pleasant Grove, Utah; Michelle Quinn, New Canaan, Conn.; Erdenetsetseg “Segie” Tumurbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Clark Woolstenhulme, Plano, Texas.

Marriott School students seeking the Global Management Certificate are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Selection is based on prior international work experience, second-language fluency and a strong desire to pursue a career in international business. The final selection is made by a committee of international business faculty and directors of the Whitmore Global Management Center.

The Eccles Scholarship is funded by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation. To ensure that the Eccles’ philanthropic work continued beyond their lifetimes, the foundation was formed in 1960 and supports a variety of projects and programs throughout the state.

The foundation is particularly committed to promoting quality education. It funds programs on nearly every college and university campus in Utah.

The Marriott School has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, entrepreneurship, public management and information systems. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

Writer: Sherstin Creamer and Arie Dekker

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