Kellogg School students among elite in annual scholarship
second-year Kellogg School of Management students have been
selected as Siebel Scholars for 2007. They are Aditya Bhashyam,
Christopher Gregory, Akshaya Gulhati, Dave
Newman and Douglas Scott.
prestigious annual award, introduced in 1999 by Siebel Systems
Founder Tom Siebel, endows five top students at each
of 10 leading U.S. universities, providing scholarships of
$25,000 to each person to support their graduate business,
computer science or engineering studies. The deans of each
school select candidates based upon outstanding academic performance
Siebel Scholars initiative supports a unique community whose
members are expected to make significant lifelong contributions
in their fields.
School awardees expressed their pleasure at being selected
for the honor.
consider myself truly fortunate to receive this award, since
the applicant pool was composed of so many of my worthy classmates,"
said Bhashyam. "This is an opportunity to work with similar
minds from top schools across the country and meet young leaders
to make a serious difference."
intends to pursue a career where his leadership can contribute
in meaningful ways and where he can continue learning. He
noted the many opportunities at Kellogg to develop collaborative
leadership skills in a rigorous academic environment that
offers students a global perspective.
Gulhati said winning the award was "truly humbling"
given the "unbelievable students at Kellogg ... working
their hearts out to make this school great." He intends
to parlay his MBA to garner a management consultancy position
in the United Kingdom before returning home to India where
he plans to help local companies increase their market presence
Scott, his Kellogg experience will support a larger mission
to create educational opportunities for others. "I'll
continue to be drawn toward education to find creative solutions
to the problems that create educational inequalities among
our nation's children."
was "thrilled at the opportunity to be part of such a
unique and talented Siebel Scholar community." He plans to pursue an entrepreneurial
path after graduation, a choice he says will allow him to
cultivate his passion for innovation.
plan to return to the Internet sector to start a company or
join an emerging startup," he said. "The lessons
learned from my Kellogg classmates and professors will enable
me to better develop and realize my business ideas."
colleague, Newman, expressed a desire to contribute his leadership
to help an established company thrive.
people like to start with a blank canvas; I'd rather enhance
a masterpiece," said Newman. "With the help of those
around me, and the tools I've developed at Kellogg, I feel
ready to make a meaningful impact. The talent and enthusiasm
that surrounds me at Kellogg is stronger than anywhere I have
seen." — Matt Golosinski