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Tuck Alumnus Creates Scholarship to Inspire Students From Japan

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Everyone wants to look in the mirror and be proud of who they have become. To do so, people need paths to become the person they want to see. Though there are many different avenues one can take, many people choose the path of an MBA program.

MBA programs are a wonderful way to grow your business network, develop advanced skills, and challenge your intellect. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to change paths because you do not have the means or ability to continue forward; and, over the past few years, Japanese students have been declining to pursue this path.

Though there are many other variables that come into play to have such a statistic, one of them is that there has been a decline in company sponsorships. The decline in company sponsorships is most likely due to the fact that many companies have more robust in-house training than they did a few years ago. However, these sponsorships are critical to helping people pursue higher education because they open paths to students who might not necessarily afford to take on such an expensive venture.

Kinya Seto Endows Scholarship at The Tuck School of Business

Luckily, Kinya Seto, CEO of LIXIL Corporation and an alumnus from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, noticed Japanese students’ interest in MBA programs was declining and took action. Kinya Seto gifted Tuck’s MBA program a generous endowment to rejuvenate interest in the MBA among young professionals in Japan and fund scholarships for students from Japan.

When asked if she has any advice for international students, Amy Mitson (Co-Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at The Tuck School of Business) stated, “Make an investment in the community you will do your MBA at. Connect with the school and try to imagine yourself there.”

This endowment will provide many Japanese students the ability to continue forward on their desired path and become the person they are proud to see in the mirror. 

Read this story learn more about the new scholarship at The Tuck School of Business.

Alexandra Markovich
Alexandra (Alex) Markovich was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Florida State University (FSU), where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English. After her time at FSU, she has continued to pursue learning more about the writing industry by enrolling herself in editing certificate programs provided by Poynter Institute and the University of Chicago. In her spare time, you can find Alex working out her local gym, perusing local book stores, taking her dogs to the local dog park, and soaking up the Miami sun!