Two MBA students from Singapore Management University (SMU), Akshita Goyal and Wu Jiachao, have been offered full scholarships as part of a three-year collaboration between MasterCard and SMU. Under the collaboration, MasterCard will make a donation of up to S$120,000 in total from 2011 to 2013 to support two scholarships per year.
The scholarship presents an opportunity for the recipients to gain an MBA education in one of Asia's most advanced and cosmopolitan cities. Furthermore the award empowers them to better manage their scholastic and community commitments, and develops them into academically outstanding, business savvy and socially responsible women.
The 2012 recipients of the scholarships, Akshita Goyal and Wu Jiachao, were chosen for their outstanding academic performance, leadership as well as passion for community service.
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