Lafayette is joining a small number of undergraduate colleges and universities that participate in the Simon School’s Early Leaders Award program, which awards special scholarships for full-time study in MBA or M.S. programs.

All students admitted to full-time studies under the program receive a fee-waived application to the Simon School and an Early Leaders Scholarship of at least $5,000 that is valid for up to five years after the award date. Students admitted to the MBA program who have profiles significantly above the existing norm receive merit-based awards of at least $30,000 over the duration of their studies, and exceptional students admitted to a designated M.S. program receive awards of at least $20,000 over the course of their studies.

Recipients of the Early Leaders Award are nominated by administrators, faculty, and staff at their institutions based on personal and intellectual potential for graduate business study and future management leadership. The Simon School bases its decisions on admissions and scholarship awards on nominees’ written and oral communication skills, academic performance, and leadership ability. Juniors, seniors, or recent graduates may be nominated.

The Simon Graduate School of Business prides itself as the place “Where Thinkers Become Leaders” and is currently ranked among the leading graduate business schools in the world in rankings published by the popular press, including BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times of London and Forbes.

For example, in the most recent BusinessWeek poll, the Simon School was ranked among the top 30 business schools in the U.S. The Financial Times recently rated the School 4th in the world in finance and 6th in the world for accounting and for managerial economics.

You’ve always stood out among your peers. Now it’s time to make your mark on the rest of the world. A Simon education is where the journey begins—where thinkers become leaders, and where leaders create a legacy of success. Due to Simon’s small size, internationally diverse student population, and team study approach, there is an opportunity for substantive, globally enriching interaction with faculty and fellow students, and development of leadership skills. Simon gives you the tools you need to solve business problems creatively, to make tough decisions in real-world situations. You’ll achieve a superior level of leadership, both personally and professionally, in an environment that’s impressive all the way around, from Simon’s world-class curriculum and faculty to the inspiring Ivy League beauty of our riverside campus.

Simon is a place to stand up and stand out—a place that will leave an impression on you for the rest of your life.

Experience Simon for yourself—and prepare to be impressed.