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MBA Reunion Scholarship Fund
Do you remember the moment when you first decided to get an MBA? What if you had had someone to count on; someone who had taken the same steps before you?

A SDA Bocconi MBA is much more than a Master.  It's the gateway to a special network: Alumni who support each other and encourage younger colleagues as they start on the same path, and help them get oriented in the complicated job market.

To foster and build upon this spirit of solidarity among generations of MBA students, SDA Bocconi established the MBA Reunion Scholarship Fund in 2013 to support outstanding students by funding scholarships.

Every gift counts: by giving any amount you wish, you will be part of an ambitious project,  investing in future generations and in educational excellence.  Your support will help us attract and reward even more outstanding and motivated students. In addition, donations from Italian taxpayers are completely tax deductible.

Make a gift to support the next generations of MBA students!

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You can make a donation even if you're not attending the Reunion.

Supporting the new generations of students is another form of "participation", demonstrating your sense of belonging to the School and your class, with the same team spirit that characterized your days at SDA Bocconi.

In their own words

Eric J. Bowler, MBA 43

"My experience at SDA Bocconi, which honestly would not have been possible without you, has been nothing short of life changing and for that I offer you my most heartfelt gratitude."

Eric, born in 1985, comes from the United States. He completed a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm (Sweden), while at the same time completing a program in Energy Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in Turin (Italy).

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Mariano Di Rienzo, MBA 42 

"I believe that the commitment of the Bocconi Alumni to support a scholarship for today's students is something wonderful: helping to build what the Americans call "Giving back". It is a virtuous cycle that creates a strong sense of belonging to the Bocconi community, which I am proud to have joined. Thank you, thank you so much! "

Mariano, born in 1986, is the first Italian recipient of the Fund. A native of Pescara, he earned a Master degree at the Politecnico di Milano with a research project conducted during an exchange at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

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Juan Sebastián Marín Ramirez, MBA 40

"My MBA at SDA Bocconi has been an incredible experience. All things considered, the MBA experience has enriched me tremendously both professionally and personally. All of this has only been possible thanks to the support of the Alumni donors to the Scholarship Fund. Thank you!"

Juan Sebastián Marín Ramirez comes from Colombia and was selected from a pool of outstanding applicants. He has a bachelor's degree in economics and finance, ranking in the top 3% in his class, and five years of professional experience in the banking sector.   

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Angeline Chen, MBA 39

"This was a year of personal development and just like most of you, I refer to my time at SDA Bocconi as the best year of my life. I never have experienced something as unique, rich and intensive as this program. This MBA will define my future and if not for this scholarship none of this would be possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!"

Angeline is a global citizen. Raised in Shanghai, she has a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Shanghai Institute of Business and Technology where she earned the rank of "first class honor award" each school year. In her eight years of professional experience in marketing, Angeline worked in consultancy on brands including Apple, Adidas, and Sony and Chanel. Thanks to the MBA Reunion Scholarship she completed the Luxury Business Management Track MBA at SDA Bocconi in December 2014.

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Why should I support the MBA Reunion Scholarship Fund?

Why a scholarship?

Did you know that Bocconi was founded thanks to a gift?
Ferdinando Bocconi was a philanthropic pioneer; a successful entrepreneur, he founded the University by establishing an an endowment in memory of his son Luigi.
As a non-profit organization and institution of higher education, from the moment of its founding through today, Bocconi believes that investing in young people, in scientific research and in human capital will stimulate economic growth, development and social mobility.
This is why, for more than a century, it has educated leaders able to take up the challenges of the future business world, forging and preparing brilliant ypoung people equipped with social consciousness, ethics and a sense of responsibility.
Supporting the MBA Reunion Scholarship Fund is therefore not only a gesture honoring your SDA Bocconi experience or a way of helping others: more importantly, it's a strategic investment in the future.
To make its programs accessible to the most promising and motivated students, each year SDA Bocconi and Bocconi invest in scholarships and financial aid. But this isn't enough: our objective is to keep doing more. And to do more, we need the support of all Alumni: together, we can show the strength of your bond with the School, united in a pact between generations.

Results achieved so far

Thanks to the support of classmates from the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Reunion editions, the University has given concrete help to four students: Angeline Chen, Juan Sebàstian Marin Ramirez, Mariano di Rienzo and Eric Bowler received scholarships for the Full-Time MBA Program.
And, thanks to the support of Alumni from the 2017 edition, a scholarship will be allocated for the upcoming 2018-2019 edition. Selection of the candidate for MBA 44 edition will begin soon.


How are scholarships assigned?

● Recipients of the scholarship will be selected according to merit by a committee made up of School leadership.
● The scholarship will be assigned to an applicant to the MBA programs starting in 2018-2019 based on the scholarship application and demonstrated commitment and engagement in their local or university community.