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Simon Scholars Competition


Competition Date: Monday, February 22, 2021

The Office of Admissions offers an opportunity for business-interested applicants to participate in a business case competition for a $20,000 annual merit scholarship. Participants are divided into teams and will have to work together to develop a solution for a real-world business case study.

The event culminates in a fifteen-minute presentation that illustrates teamwork and thoughtful and creative leadership and problem-solving skills. Even if you’ve never participated in a case competition before, this is a great opportunity to gain exposure to the fun and rewarding activities of a competitive business undergraduate education.

Once participants are selected and have registered for the program, the case study will be emailed to them. After you apply, please be sure that the email address in your Rochester portal account is current and that you check your email regularly. This year participants will collaborate and present virtually, a skill we have all learned to be incredibly valuable during the past year.

Want to know what the competition experience is like from a current student’s perspective? Read a blog post by one of our past Simon Scholars winners.

Simon Business School


In addition to receiving an annual minimum $20,000 scholarship to attend the University of Rochester, Simon Scholars who are admitted to any master’s or MBA program at the Simon Business School will continue to receive the annual minimum $20,000 scholarship in their graduate studies at Simon.

Only first-year applicants to the University of Rochester are eligible to participate. Simon Scholars can choose any major for their bachelor’s degree, although most will pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in business or related fields.

Business Degrees At Rochester

The University of Rochester offers all levels of business degrees. You can earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science through the College’s Barry Florescue Undergraduate Business Program, or earn a graduate or professional degree through the Simon Business School. Both the College and Simon Business School are conveniently located on the River Campus.

Application Deadline: January 10, 2021


Simon Scholars Case Competition

Monday, February 22, 2021

Time Event
10:00–10:30 am Welcome
• Robert Alexander, Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment Management
• Patrick Lutz, Assistant Director, Admissions, and Program Manager, Simon Scholars
11:00–12:00 pm Faculty and Student Business Panel
1:00–4:00 pm Team Presentations