SOURCE: Stacy Blackman Consulting
June 02, 2008 13:02 ET
Five Winners Announced for Business School Scholarship Competition
Sponsored by Beat the GMAT Stacy Blackman Consulting and Manhattan GMAT
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 2, 2008) - In today's challenging economy, earning a
graduate degree from a top business school can give job hunters an
advantage in launching a lucrative career. But entry into these programs is
incredibly competitive. There are services to help with different aspects
of the process, but they can be costly.
For Yiwei Wang Rusling of China, Howard Soh of Australia, Eyob Kinfe of
Ethiopia and Carla Ganiel and Cindy O'Brien of the United States, the path
to business school just became a lot more affordable. They were named
winners of the Beat the GMAT 2008 competition, and were awarded business
school scholarship packages valued at $15,000. The Beat the GMAT
competition is designed to help business school candidates achieve their
full potential on the GMAT and in the business school application process.
Here's the rundown on the five winners for the 2008 Beat the GMAT
-- First prize was awarded to Yiwei Wang Rusling, a native of China, who
came to the U.S. as a 17-year old freshman at Seattle University. The
prize ($7,890 value) includes GMAT registration ($250 cash), one full
Manhattan GMAT course, and a 4-school consulting package with Stacy
Blackman Consulting, a business school admissions consulting firm.
-- Second prize was awarded to Carla Ganiel of Maine, who has managed a
variety of successful non-profit programs and completed two terms of
AmeriCorps service. She provided health and safety training to migrant
workers and established reading and math tutoring programs in Maine.
-- Third prize was awarded to Cindy O'Brien of Detroit, a life insurance
specialist who wants to obtain her MBA at the University of Michigan.
-- Fourth prize was awarded to Howard Soh, a native of Australia, who is
now an investment banker based in Kuala Lumpur.
-- Fifth prize was awarded to Eyob Kinfe of Ethiopia, who earned his B.S.
degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bahir Dar University, and is now
working for Ethiopian Airlines.
"These scholarship winners bring compelling international and community
service backgrounds to their prospective business schools, and we are proud
to be able to help these deserving candidates achieve their dreams," said
Stacy Blackman, Founder and President of Stacy Blackman Consulting.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have completed college
or be in their final year of college and plan to attend business school
within two years. The sponsors of the scholarship competition include
Beat the GMAT, Stacy Blackman Consulting and Manhattan GMAT.
About Beat the GMAT
Beat the GMAT is a community service project whose mission is to help
people achieve their full potential on the GMAT® and business school
admissions by connecting them to the best resources available.
About Stacy Blackman Consulting
Since 2001, Stacy Blackman Consulting has helped clients gain admission to
every top business school in the world. The company's approach, based on
developing and implementing a winning marketing strategy, makes the
application process less stressful and more successful.
About Manhattan GMAT
Founded by a New York public junior high school teacher, Manhattan GMAT is
focused exclusively on the GMAT®, and aims to prepare students with the
foundational skills and strategies essential for the very high scores
required to gain admission into top business schools.