This fall, 13 rising social sector leaders will join the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as part of its growing Civic Scholars Program.
The largest cohort to date, the 13 new students will join 19 current students and 16 alumni of the program designed for emerging leaders dedicated to careers in social impact.
Launched in 2016 with support from the Neubauer Family Foundation, the Civic Scholars Program offers scholarships to Booth MBA students who work in the government or nonprofit sectors. Each fall, the program admits a cohort of students—known as Neubauer Civic Scholars—who together discuss and apply their MBA learnings to the social sector, support each other’s leadership journey, and offer unique perspectives within the larger Booth community. Students in the first cohort began their Booth education in 2016 and were all enrolled in the Weekend MBA Program. In 2019, the school announced plans to expand the program, opening the scholarship to students in the Full-Time MBA and Evening MBA Programs.
This year’s cohort includes six Weekend students, five Full-Time students, and two Evening students.
“We are pleased to welcome our largest-ever cohort of Neubauer Civic Scholars who will bring a data-driven approach to work in the government and nonprofit sectors, creating positive social change in the world,” said Starr Marcello, Deputy Dean for MBA Programs. “Scholars find a welcoming home in Booth, where students are increasingly showing an interest in social impact—from enrolling in social impact-focused curriculum to events and hands-on learning opportunities offered by Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation.”