Business School Scholarship Competition Launched: Helps B-School Candidates Prepare for the GMAT & Admissions, Sponsored by "Beat the GMAT," ManhattanGMAT & Stacy Blackman Consulting

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Beat the GMAT, Manhattan GMAT, and Stacey Blackman Consulting have partnered to provide five GMAT and Admissions scholarships in preparation for MBA programs. A total of five scholarships will be awarded based on MBA plans and reasoning for assistance with the complex and challenging requirements for this graduate degree. Deadline for submission is May 7, 2007, and winners will be announced on May 20, 2007

and our sponsors that the scholarships will be awarded to people upon whom this assistance in applying to business school will have a profound impact

Business school candidates worldwide are invited to enter the Beat The GMAT ( 2007 competition that awards scholarship packages, valued at almost $9,000, to applicants who demonstrate need. Sponsored by ManhattanGMAT ( and Stacy Blackman Consulting (, the Beat The GMAT competition is designed to provide business school candidates with assistance to help them achieve their full potential on the GMAT and in the business school application process. This scholarship competition is now accepting applications, with submissions due on May 7th.

"It is the hope of "Beat The GMAT" and our sponsors that the scholarships will be awarded to people upon whom this assistance in applying to business school will have a profound impact," said Eric Bahn, Founder of Beat the GMAT.

The Beat the GMAT Scholarship Competition Will Award Five Prizes:

  •     First prize ($2,640 value): GMAT registration ($250 cash), one full ManhattanGMAT course, 4-hour consultation with Stacy Blackman (business school admissions consultant)
  •     Second prize ($1,790 value): GMAT registration subsidy ($150), one full ManhattanGMAT course, 1-hour consultation with Stacy Blackman
  •     Third prize ($1,690 value) GMAT registration subsidy ($50 cash); one full ManhattanGMAT course; 1-hour consultation with Stacy Blackman
  •     Fourth prize ($1,440 value): GMAT registration subsidy ($50 cash), one full ManhattanGMAT course
  •     Fifth prize ($1,390 value): One full ManhattanGMAT course

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have completed college or be in their final year of college and plan to attend business school within two years. For the application form, visit It is open to U.S. and international candidates.

"With Beat the GMAT's scholarship program, our company will be able to help a handful of deserving students achieve their score goals. We are proud to work with Beat the GMAT because it represents a community that believes, as we do, that mastering the content is the best way to prepare for the test," said Andrew Yang, CEO of ManhattanGMAT.

Applicants will be judged on a number of factors: their stated interest in going to business school, merit for the scholarship, and need. Scholarship awardees will be notified at the end of May, and prizes will be redeemable until May, 2008.

"Top business schools reject between 75 and 90 percent of their applicants, the majority of whom are more than qualified. With this scholarship program, we are aiming to give those who would not otherwise have access to our resources an edge in the competitive admissions process," said Stacy Blackman, President of Stacy Blackman Consulting.

About Beat The GMAT

Beat The GMAT is a community service project with a mission to help people achieve their full potential on the GMAT® and business school admissions by connecting them to the best resources available.

About ManhattanGMAT

Founded by a New York public junior-high school teacher, ManhattanGMAT is focused exclusively on the GMAT®, and aims to prepare students with the foundational skills and strategies essential for the very high scores required to gain admission into top business schools.

About Stacy Blackman Consulting

Since 2001, Stacy Blackman Consulting has helped clients gain admission to every top business school in the world. The company's approach based on developing and implementing a winning marketing strategy, makes the application process less stressful and more successful.

For more information, contact:

Eric Bahn, Beat the GMAT: 650-468-3508

Kim Watkins, ManhattanGMAT: 800-576-4628

Stacy Blackman, Stacy Blackman Consulting: 323.934.3936

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