The employee scholarship: a new opportunity for the MBS teams to contribute to equal opportunities
Get involved and invest in equal opportunities policy
The scholarships awarded by the MBS Foundation and its business partners celebrate the skills, the academic level and the potential of students for whom financial barriers could’ve prevented their ambition to pursue the studies they deserve.
“Three years ago, we created a new scholarship; i.e. the employee scholarship. Built entirely on donations made by MBS teams, it responds to the desire of many employees to commit and invest even more directly – beyond the scope of their mission – in equal opportunities policy prompted by MBS“, explains Sophie Gosselin, General Delegate of the Montpellier Business School Foundation for Equal Opportunities. “Employees are free to give what they want, and for most contributors, it’s the way to become part of a company policy they identify with“.
Rosine: a student of the Grande Ecole Programme, winner of the 2019 employee scholarship
At 25, Rosine joined the Grande Ecole Programme of Montpellier Business School via the Passerelle competition. “Following a bachelor’s degree in fashion in Reims, I immediately integrated the labour market. After a few years in sales and catering, I felt the need to resume my studies. I wanted to avoid regrets and this was my last chance to go back to school”, Rosine explains.
Rosine opted for a BTS in communication. Backed by her experiences and her good academic results, she managed to join MBS in September 2019. “I didn’t know that this scholarship existed. Finding out that employees from my school helped cover part of my tuition fees… this gives a new dimension to my journey. Today, I think it is important that I share with them what I intend to do with this opportunity. I plan to go abroad for 6 months, followed by 6 other months of internship in the cosmetics sector then finish my apprenticeship with the entrepreneurship specialisation”, says Rosine.
A Foundation entirely devoted to equal opportunities
MBS Foundation stands out by reinvesting all the donations it receives in actions in favour of equal opportunities. Its mission is to finance the various mechanisms aimed at helping students both socially and financially through grants.
It also supports and encourages entrepreneurship with the Young Innovative and Responsible Company prize which finances the project of young entrepreneur students and fresh graduates (less than 3 years).