MBA Experience

Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship

Through the Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship, awards of approximately $10,000 are given to 7-10 first-year MBA students who have exhibited leadership and an extraordinary commitment to working in the not-for-profit sector. This fellowship is given in addition to any need-based fellowship awards and is available in only the first year.

This fellowship was created in 1988 by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and Richard L. Menschel, MBA 1959, to encourage students from the not-for-profit sector to pursue an MBA at HBS. Mr. Menschel, a former director of the foundation and limited partner at Goldman Sachs, was an early supporter of the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative and serves on the Advisory Board. Recipients are invited to participate in events with current and former recipients, as well as local non-profit leaders in an effort to create a network of individuals committed to working in the sector. More than 100 students have received this award since its inception.

Recipients of this award have served in full-time leadership roles in the not-for-profit sector prior to enrolling at HBS and demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in the sector.

To learn more about the Horace W. Goldsmith Award, visit the Admissions & Financial Aid website.