Global Leadership Summit: ScholarshipsGLS 2016 Logo

Beta Gamma Sigma is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to attend the 2016 Global Leadership Summit.  Thanks to the generosity of donors and other members of BGS, scholarships will offset both registration costs and the cost of travel.

Students enrolled at schools in the continental United States are eligible for a scholarship up to $1,000 covering the cost of registration and partial or full travel to the summit. Students enrolled at schools outside the continental United States are eligible for up to a $2,000 scholarships covering the cost of registration and partial or full travel to the summit. Students enrolled at schools in the Philippines, Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands are eligible for the OUS ($2,000) scholarships. Scholarship amounts listed are the value of the award and will not be present to the student in a check but applied to the total combined cost of the GLS registration and Airfare to the summit up to the listed amount.

Scholarship Criteria

All scholarships require applicants to be undergraduate or graduate level students enrolled in the Fall Semester 2017 at their university or college of matriculation.  All scholarship applicants must be current members of Beta Gamma Sigma and hold a minimum GPA of 3.5.  Scholarships may define additional criteria as noted below.


James A. Viehland Scholarships (O.U.S. only) – valued at $2,000

The James A. Viehland Scholarships are available to two students enrolled in BGS chapters outside of the United States who will be attending the Global Leadership Summit.


KPMG Scholarships (O.U.S.) - valued at $2,000 

KPMG Scholarships for the Global Leadership Summit are available to students who are returning to campus in spring 2017. Three scholarships are available – one for students enrolled at a school in the U.S. for and two for students enrolled at schools outside the U.S.


KPMG Scholarships (U.S.) - valued at $1,000 

KPMG Scholarships for the Global Leadership Summit are available to students who are returning to campus in spring 2017. Three scholarships are available – one for students enrolled at a school in the U.S. for and two for students enrolled at schools outside the U.S.


GEICO Scholarship (U.S. only) - valued at $1,000

The Geico Scholarship for the Global Leadership Summit gives first preference to seniors who will graduate in May or June, 2017 and who are pursuing a business or business-related major, such as Business Management, Business Administration, Finance, Economics or Accounting.


Saundra R. & Alan G. Kaplan Scholarship (U.S. only) - valued at $1,000

The Saundra R. & Alan G. Kaplan Scholarship for the Global Leadership Summit will give first preference to an undergraduate BGS member who is majoring in accounting.


BGS CEO Scholarship (U.S. only) - valued at $1,000

Chris Carosella, the BGS CEO, has personally endowed a $1,000 scholarship for the Global Leadership Summit with first preference to sophomores or juniors majoring in marketing.


 BGS Staff Scholarship (U.S. only) - valued at $1,000

The BGS Staff Scholarship for the Global Leadership Summit will give first preference to an undergraduate BGS member who is majoring in, minoring in or planning a career in the philanthropic sector (i.e. nonprofit and/or social enterprise).


Travel

BGS staff will work with each scholarship recipient to find a suitable itinerary, and BGS will purchase the airfare directly on behalf of the student. The preferred airline for domestic travel in the U.S. is Southwest Airlines, however all air travel will be based on the most affordable airfare available at the time of booking.

Airfare costs that exceed the amount available on the scholarship will be the responsibility of the student or may be covered by the school at their discretion. In no event will BGS refund any scholarship dollars directly to the student.

Application Process and Timeline

Applications are closed and being processed.

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