GCC Women’s Empowerment Scholarship

Female leaders are playing an increasingly important role in the Middle East. In support of this effort, the GCC Women’s Empowerment Scholarship is for aspiring executives committed to gender diversity and women’s empowerment who are looking to enhance their leadership skills.

Nov22
Application Due

All applications should be sent to MichiganScholars@gmail.com by 11:59 p.m.

Nov 25
Winners Announced

Winners will be notified the week of Nov. 25.

Dec 11
Award Ceremony

Details for the award ceremony will be announced at a later date.


Scholarship Details

Two aspiring leaders – one from the private sector and one from the public sector– will receive a scholarship for one of the Michigan Ross Executive Education Open-Enrollment Programs, a global portfolio of targeted courses that challenge you to realize your true capacity to innovate, collaborate, create, and lead.

Scholarship recipients will receive:

  • tuition
  • instructional materials
  • living accommodations
  • meals

How many winners will be chosen?

Michigan Ross will select two winners in total – one from the private sector and one from the public.

What do I need to include in my application?

All applicants need to submit the application packet, which includes three short answer questions, a CV, and a letter of recommendation from your supervisor, director or other organizational leader (CIO, Chairman, etc).

What is included in the scholarship?

The scholarship includes tuition to one of the Michigan Ross Executive Education Open-Enrollment programs, instructional materials, living accommodations, continental breakfast, lunch, and select dinners. It does not cover the cost of flights if travel is needed or any additional activities. 

What will I gain from the program?

Open-Enrollment Programs at Michigan Ross give you access to a new way of thinking and an opportunity to raise your professional value. You’ll experience our world-renowned faculty who are committed to ensuring your long-term success, and who guide you to create and execute winning strategies.

How do I submit my application?

Applications must be submitted via email to MichiganScholars@gmail.com in Word or PDF format.

We will not accept applications after November 22. 

“The UAE is at the forefront of women's empowerment in the gulf region, fulfilling the dream of the nation’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. We recognize the powerful role female leaders play and the talent and perspective that they bring to the table. This scholarship allows us to play a positive role in inspiring positive change and evolution for female leaders across the Middle East.”

- Melanie Weaver Barnett, Chief Executive Education Officer

“I’m more confident in everything I do as a leader now. I set higher expectations of my team, and I’m clearer about how we’re going to accomplish our goals. I’m also a much more inclusive leader; I’m better able to gauge the individual and collective needs of the team and lead us appropriately. Ross tools are helping me inspire better results from everyone I work with.”

- Sabina Gasper, Senior Director, Emerging Leaders Participant