My Response:How can I get full MBA scholarship?
Having helped many applicants get there, here's the essence -- Present an attractive persona to the (right) bschools & they'd be happy to give you incentives to join.
- Get a GMAT score that's 'competitive' enough for the schools you have in mind.
- Select only a manageable few bschools where you are able to put in your best applications.
As a general rule of thumb, the probability of getting scholarships is inversely proportional to the ranking of the program.
- Work on a solid, logical & defendable storyline i.e. pre-MBA accomplishments, why MBA rationale, post-MBA goals & other aspects covered in your MBA application
- Ensure that you submit impactful essays & your resume / recos / interviews are equally strong
- Do NOT get someone else to write the essays for you. It's unethical.
- Don't try to fool the admission officers. They've reviewed tons of applications over the years.
- Do try to get unbiased perspectives from folks (e.g. friends/relatives) who understand the process.
- Don't choose a program purely on the basis of scholarships. You don't want a free ride from a school that has little market value. Maintain a good balance between funding & credibility.