The Carlos Slim Scholarship at the George Washington University

The George Washington University is pleased to accept applications for The Carlos Slim Scholarship, the result of a partnership between the Fundación Carlos Slim and the university. The Carlos Slim Scholarship creates an elite leadership development initiative for Mexico's very best graduate students in the disciplines of engineering, business, and international affairs.

Mr. Carlos Slim is an international business leader committed to improving the human condition by alleviating poverty, improving healthcare, and investing in Mexico's young scholars. The George Washington University enjoys an outstanding,international academic reputation and a unique location in the heart of the US nation's capital.

The Slim Scholars' focus will be global with a special emphasis on issues relevant to Mexico's leadership role in the world. Slim Scholars will have the opportunity tobuild relationships with George Washington leadership, international economic institutions, and influential political and thought leaders while gaining practical skills to prepare them for leadership responsibilities in Mexico.

Among the benefits Slim Scholarship recipients will enjoy:

  • An assigned advisor to guide educational experience
  • A mentor to oversee practical experience
  • Two additional elective courses
  • Full access to graduate career development offices
  • Intense leadership training and team-building activities

Additional hands-on learning will be provided via special summer internships,travel opportunities to key US cities, and a variety of culturally enriching programs. These intellectually robust experiences will help students understand the significance of leadership and communication in influencing public policy on many fronts, including immigration, healthcare, and poverty.

Selection Criteria:

  1. The recipient must be a graduate student that has applied for admission in a graduate program in the School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, or the Elliott School of International Affairs
  2. The recipient must be a citizen of the country of Mexico
  3. The recipient must have a meritorious academic record as evidenced by his/her undergraduate GPA and as measured by her/his performance on relevant entrance exams
  4. The recipient must have demonstrated prior leadership experience either in their career or through undergraduate activities.
  5. The recipient may be required to successfully complete an interview process.

To learn more about specific program application deadlines contact:

Dr. Javier Antonio Elguea, President , Technological Institute, TELMEX, Parque Via 190-piso 15, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico D.F. CP 06599, P: 5222-5312, [email protected]

SEAS Admissions: 725 23rd St., NW 1st Floor, Washington, DC 20052, 202-596-7239, [email protected]

Elliott School Admissions: 1957 E St. Suite 301, Washington, DC 20052, 202-994-7050, [email protected]

GWSB Admissions: Duques Hall Suite 550, Washington, DC 20052, 202-994-1212, [email protected]


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