The Chicago Booth Civic Scholars Program, part of the Weekend MBA Program, selects new students, known as Neubauer Civic Scholars, each year. Here is an overview of the application process:

1. Applicants to the Civic Scholars Program must first be accepted to the Weekend MBA Program. In addition to completing the Weekend MBA Program online application, Civic Scholars Program candidates must complete an additional essay specifically for the Civic Scholars Program.

2. Interviews take place in two phases:

  • As part of the Weekend MBA admissions process, qualified applicants will receive an invitation for a general admissions interview within 10 days of submitting their application.

  • Applicants who are offered admission to the Weekend MBA Program will then be considered for the Civic Scholars Program. Select finalists will receive a Civic Scholars Program interview invitation via email.

3. Decisions happen in two phases. All applicants are informed of admissions and interview decisions through the online applications system, under the “Application Status” section.

  • General admission decisions for the Weekend MBA Program are made four to six weeks after the completed application is submitted. Candidates might be offered admission to Chicago Booth but not offered a finalist interview for the Civic Scholars Program. Not being accepted into the Civic Scholars Program does not impact your offer of admission to Booth and we hope accepted candidates will still join the Weekend MBA Program.

  • Candidates who are interviewed for the Civic Scholars Program will receive an additional decision regarding their acceptance into the program.

The 2019 Civic Scholars Program application deadline is March 18, 2019.