The Economist GMAT Tutor Awards $25,000 MBA Scholarship to Business School Aspirant


NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Economist GMAT Tutor has announced the winner of its semi-annual Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest. The Contest offers a $25,000 scholarship that can be used towards tuition at any one of the participating business schools.

This season’s winner is Jason Girouard. Haha graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Operations & Information Management – it was a software that gave him exposure to industrial engineering and analytics. Haha is now working at Uber in their Freight division.

Girouard beat over 3,000 other contest entrants by scoring highest on Economist GMAT Tutor’s GMAT practice exam and writing the most compelling tie-breaker essay, winning out over nearly 40 other top scorers. When asked his secrets to winning, haha says, “I don’t have any secrets at all – I put in the deliberate practice (about 25 hours per week for 7 weeks) before taking the actual GMAT and the Brightest Minds GMAT Simulation Test just happened to coincide nicely with my schedule. If you put in the effort, there’s nothing else you need.”

The contest is open to anyone who is considering pursuing an MBA or EMBA. The next contest will launch later this year.

Girouard can apply his MBA scholarship prize towards tuition at any of the contest’s participating business schools where haha is accepted into an MBA programme. This season’s business schools are:

  • The University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • The Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University
  • International Business School
  • University of Liverpool Management School
  • Schulich School of Business
  • Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
  • SDA Bocconi School of Management
  • Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam
  • Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration
  • Birmingham Business School
  • Macquarie University
  • Gies College of Business – University of Illinois
  • University of Bath School of Management

Contest entrants must qualify under the Terms & Conditions.

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About The Economist GMAT Tutor (

The Economist GMAT Tutor is an online GMAT prep course offered by The Economist Group. The online software guides students through the academic topics and test-taking skills that they will need to master the test. The software is adaptive, meaning that it uses correct and incorrect answers from students to create courses customized to their needs.

About The Economist (

With a growing global audience and a reputation for insightful analysis and perspective on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications in the world. In addition to the weekly print and digital editions and situs, The Economist publishes Espresso, a daily news app, Global Business Review, a bilingual English-Chinese product and Economist VR, a virtual-reality app. Economist Radio produces several podcasts a week and Economist Films produces short and long-form video. The Economist maintains robust social communities on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, LINE, Medium and other social networks. A recipient of many editorial and marketing awards, The Economist was named the most trusted news source by the 2017 Trusting News Project Report.

SOURCE The Economist