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Whichever MBA program format you choose, you’ll have access to the same world-class faculty, Booth’s transformative curriculum, and substantial tuition awards.

All Neubauer Civic Scholars matriculate in the fall, but application deadlines vary by program. Here’s how to apply for admission to the Civic Scholars Program.

Application Deadlines

Program Application Deadline Decision Notification
Full-Time MBA Civic Scholars January 7, 2020 March 19, 2020
Evening MBA Civic Scholars February 17, 2020 March 19, 2020
Weekend MBA Civic Scholars February 17, 2020 March 19, 2020

Please Note: The deadlines for 2021 will be set Summer 2020.

What We Look for

We take a holistic approach in evaluating your candidacy for the Civic Scholars Program, taking into account every component of your application. Here’s what we look for in candidates:

  • A passion for and commitment to working in the nonprofit or public sector long term
  • Strong academic ability
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Community involvement

The Application Process

The Chicago Booth Civic Scholars Program admission process is straightforward. We take a holistic approach in evaluating applications. Here’s how the process takes shape. For additional details, see Full-Time MBA Admissions or Part-Time MBA Admissions.

  1. Complete the Civic Scholars Program online application, stating your intent to enroll in either the Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, or Weekend MBA Program. As a Civic Scholars Program candidate, you must complete an additional essay as part of the application process.
  2. Interviews are in person and by invitation only. If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified through the online application system, under the “Application Status” section.
  3. Final admissions decisions will be made by the decision release date listed above. All applicants are informed of admissions decisions through the online application system, under the “Application Status” section.

If you are not offered admission to the Civic Scholars Program, you will still be considered for admission to Chicago Booth’s Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, or Weekend MBA Program. Not being accepted into the Civic Scholars Program does not affect your offer of admission to Booth.

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Questions about the Civic Scholars Program? Contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Civic Scholars Program
Phone: 773.702.7369
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