Scholarship and Award Opportunities


Lee M. Hague Award for Part-Time and Second-Year Students

The Kellogg School of Management is pleased to announce the Lee M. Hague Memorial Award, intended to further the preparation of Kellogg students for careers in the media by enabling them to investigate a particularly challenging or emerging facet of the media.

Approximately $4,500 is awarded annually as a reimbursement of media management project expenses to a second-year student or group of second-year students.

  • The award will go to part-time or full-time Kellogg students who have completed, or are currently enrolled in, MEDM 432.
  • Preference will be given to students with high-impact projects and/or a demonstrated commitment to a career in the media industries.
  • Students can apply individually or as a group.
  • Projects may build on work in previous or current classes. Students may also propose projects that take work done in Media Management courses to a higher level or that focus on new issues.
Project Guidelines

Projects will be done as part of an independent study in Media Management (MEDM 499). Students will be required to enroll in the course and secure a supervising professor.

Projects must be completed in spring quarter 2016. Project deliverables include a final paper as well as a summary presentation.

Application Process

Applications must include the following: Resume(s) of the applicant(s), email (if applying as a group, a primary contact email is required), and phone numbers (again, if applying as a group, a primary contact phone number is required).

  • Summary of the topic the student(s) will work on, including a description of the project and an explanation of why the project would be of interest to media executives.
  • The timetable for completion and delivery of the project.
  • Budget of anticipated project costs which may include travel and lodging (toward gathering expert interviews or performing field research), data purchases, books or other materials, etc.

Applications must be received by 5pm February 1, 2016. Submit applications by email to Award winners will be chosen and notified by March 1, 2016.

About Lee M. Hague

This award is named in honor of Lee Hague, who received his undergraduate business degree from Northwestern in 1968 and his master’s from Kellogg in 1973. He was an enthusiastic and loyal supporter of the Kellogg School of Management and served on the Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board until his untimely passing.

The Lee M. Hague Memorial Fund is a permanent endowment that will benefit Kellogg students with an interest in Media Management. This gift was established in Mr. Hague’s honor by Joseph Field, founder and chairman of Entercom Communications Corp., one of the largest radio broadcasters in the country. Mr. Hague served with distinction for 23 years on the Board of Directors of Entercom and was integral in the process of taking the company public in 1999.

McCormick Scholars Program for Second-Year Students

The Kellogg School of Management and the McCormick Foundation invite applications for the 2016-2017 McCormick Scholars Program. The program is designed to cultivate a new generation of outstanding business leaders for the media and information industry.

The scholarship provides full tuition for three academic quarters to two Kellogg students for their second year of study beginning in the fall of 2016. In addition, scholars may apply for additional funding of up to $25,000 to support their media-related internship or media research. The purpose of the additional support is to enable scholars to undertake worthwhile activities they could not otherwise consider.


  • Scholars must intern at a media company or in a media-related position or conduct media research in the summer between years one and two of their Kellogg MBA program; internships and research projects must be approved by faculty
  • Scholars must take one unit of independent study (supervised and approved by a Kellogg faculty member) that draws on their media-management coursework and summer experience
  • Scholars must produce a product or presentation based on their summer experience or their independent study and present it at a gathering during their second year

Internship or Research Support
Examples of activities for which a scholar might receive additional funding

  • To take a low-paying or nonpaying internship in a particularly interesting media-related field
  • To conduct media-related research
Application Process
Applicants must submit the following documents:
  • Resume(s) of the applicant(s), email (if applying as a group, a primary contact email is required), and phone numbers (again, if applying as a group, a primary contact phone number is required)
  • Application Form
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Signed consent form for the release of personal information and education records
  • Applications must be received by 5pm February 19, 2016. Submit applications by email to Scholarship winners will be chosen and notified by the end of March 2016.

The McCormick Foundation

The McCormick Foundation is a longstanding partner with programs at Northwestern University. The Scholars Program, created in 2005, commemorates the foundation’s 50th anniversary by providing scholarships to cohorts of Medill and Kellogg students. Read more information about the McCormick Tribune Foundation.

McGowan Fellows Program for Second-Year Students

The McGowan Fellows Program was established in 2010 to create a select community of highly talented, young business leaders who are dedicated to ethical leadership and public service. Over time, the Fellows can exert significant influence toward the betterment of society and the workplace.

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund partners with ten top business schools to select ten Fellows annually. Kellogg School of Management is charged with selecting one second-year MBA student who demonstrates highest academic excellence, leadership potential and dedication to public service. 

The scholarship provides full tuition for their second year of MBA study, a mentor chosen by their home school, and lifelong membership in the Community of Fellows.
McGowan Fellows are Required to:

  • Attend McGowan Symposium on Business Leadership and Ethics held at one of the participating schools. This year the Symposium is November 10-13, 2016 at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.
  • Participate in a group project over the Fellowship year which requires 2-3 hours a week.  This year’s group project will be with Rush University Hospital.
  • Attend a spring working retreat
  • Engage meaningfully with a mentor

McGowan Fellows Criteria:

  • Students must have:
    • Completed their first year of MBA study
    • Achieved an academic ranking in the top 5% of their class
    • Demonstrated leadership and a dedication to ethical leadership and social betterment
    • Agreed to receive mentoring from a Kellogg-assigned executive-level business leader

A selection committee comprised of Kellogg faculty and administrators will select the McGowan Fellow. 

Read more information about the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.

Siebel Scholars Program for Second-Year Students

The Siebel Scholars Program was established in 2000 by Thomas M. Siebel, the CEO of Siebel Systems, to recognize outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership in students from the nation’s most prestigious educational institutions. Institutions include the Kellogg School of management, Wharton, MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and Harvard Business School.

The purpose of the Siebel Scholars Program is to create future leaders in the fields of engineering and business so they will have the opportunity to directly influence the scientific inventions as well as the policy and economic decisions that shape our future.

The scholarship provides an award of $35,000 for a minimum of five second-year MBA students.

Use of the Award:
Awards are designed to cover the costs of the recipient’s second year
Can cover student research expenses
Any excess can be used for recipient purposes such as repaying education indebtedness, future research and career advancement
A selection committee comprised of Kellogg faculty and administrators will select the Siebel Scholars. Read more information about the Siebel Scholars Program.