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NGWL Award

NGWL Award

The Next Generation Women Leaders award is a scholarship designed to recognize talent and support students who would like to maximize their own potential.

Recipients will be awarded:

  • a scholarship of 2,000 Euros (or its equivalent in a local currency) towards the cost of tuition, summer employment, volunteer work, research, or any other initiative supporting your academic and/or professional development
  • individual mentorship from McKinsey consultants to support you as you consider your academic trajectory and career aspiration
  • an invitation to a local McKinsey event or an office visit

I was very excited about the idea of the Next Generation Women Leaders award, as it is designed to reward, support and inspire talented women of our generation!

Chryssa, 2019 NGWL award winner

Be authentic and honest! Don’t get trapped by generalized ideas - bring your personality in, make your application show what matters to you.

Aishabibi, 2019 NGWL award winner
The NGWL award is intended for students outside of North America and Africa. It is one of many worldwide programs aimed at helping individuals get to know McKinsey better.

2020 NGWL Award

To apply please submit:

  • Your CV in English including details of your education (including grades), any work experience as well as any extracurricular activities and achievements
  • A cover letter in English (1-page max) including a paragraph about your most notable accomplishment and a paragraph describing how you would benefit from receiving the award
  • Academic transcripts (do not need to be in English) depending on your office preferences (please see details below)

  1. Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden require academic transcripts from high school onwards
  2. Asia and Pacific, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Russia, Spain, Switzerland require university transcripts
  3. For other offices, academic transcripts are optional, but please include relevant grades in your resume

We invite applications from women who are:

  • Current students working towards a Bachelors, Masters or PhD, from any discipline or background based in one of the participating locations

Participating practices

2020 NGWL award

Applications are now closed

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