Women for Leadership

WHU hopes to support women in their leadership roles though this scholarship, which offers a contribution towards further studies in the Kellogg-WHU EMBA to women with management experience and who show further leadership potential.

Award: up to 15% tuition

Number of scholarships available: 2

Selection criteria:

  • Successfully completed selection process for the Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program
  • At least 10 years of work experience
  • At least 5 years of management or leadership experience
  • excellent professional career
  • Holding an executive position


Our cause to select an eligible candidate for the scholarship from all applications received is supported by a prestigious jury:

  • Dorothee Blessing, Vice Chairman Investmentbanking for the EMEA region at JP Morgan
  • Margret Suckale, Member of the Executive Board of BASF SE, Alumna Kellogg-WHU EMBA 2001

Required application materials:

  • CV
  • Statement of purpose demonstrating motivation for applying for this scholarship and elaborating on major professional and personal accomplishments (max. 2 pages)  

"The MBA for Women Foundation has been wonderful at supporting my desire to pursue an Executive MBA. The scholarship application and funding process have both gone very smoothly and the people at the MBA for Women Foundation have been very professional and kind. I am truly thankful for their support and and encourage women to use this opportunity to to embark on the EMBA program without a huge upfront financial burden, which often seems like a barrier to obtaining MBA degree ."

Sonoko Kanai, EMBA Class of 2015
MBA for Women Scholarship Recipient