HBS awards $40,000 each to up to ten (10) incoming MBA students who present outstanding credentials in life sciences disciplines.

  • Credentials may include academic achievements, professional accomplishments, and recognition from outside organizations.
  • Preference is given to students who are planning careers in science-related businesses or organizations.
  • Award is $20,000 for the first year and $20,000 for the second year.
  • The Kaplan fellowship does not affect eligibility for need-based HBS Fellowships.

This fellowship was created in 2008 by Robert S. Kaplan (MBA 1983), to encourage students with life sciences backgrounds and career interests to attend Harvard Business School. Kaplan currently serves as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He was previously the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice at HBS and vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.