The Kronospan Scholarship provides the opportunity for talented young people from disadvantaged families in Central and Eastern Europe to gain a Bachelor’s degree, funded by Kronospan, at the top-ranking entrepreneurial university, Babson College, USA. Throughout their time at Babson, the Kronospan Scholars are not only taught to think entrepreneurially and how to put their thoughts into action, but are also able to apply their knowledge during internships throughout the Kronospan world. After four years, the scholars receive a BSc degree in Business Administration with a concentration of their choosing.
The 2017/18 application cycle for the coveted scholarship was special in many ways; not only did the number of applications increase substantially, but the approach to the selection process was also adapted to involve more personal time with the candidates. Recruiting activities were kicked off with Road Shows in the chosen focus countries, where the students not only received an in-depth presentation on Babson and its curriculum but also got to speak with Kronospan Foundation representatives. After a round of interviews, selected candidates went on to participate in Micro Labs, where they got a first glimpse of Kronospan and were involved in numerous exercises encouraging them to speak out and present their personalities.
Martina Garabedian, from Bulgaria, will start her studies at Babson in August 2018.