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Siebel Scholars Foundation Announces 2014 Siebel Scholars

Top Students in Business, Computer Science, and Bioengineering Join Community of 870 Leaders

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—September 5, 2013—The Siebel Scholars Foundation today announced the recipients of the annual Siebel Scholars awards.  The Siebel Scholars program recognizes the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, bioengineering, and computer science.  With the 2014 class of Siebel Scholars, 85 new scholars join an ever-growing, lifelong community of leaders.  Today, nearly 870 Siebel Scholars are active in a program that nurtures leadership, academic achievement, and the collaborative search for solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. 

“It is my great pleasure to congratulate the Siebel Scholars Class of 2014 and to welcome them to the Siebel Scholars community,” said Thomas M. Siebel, Chairman of the Siebel Scholars Foundation.  “They join a formidable group of entrepreneurs, researchers, and philanthropists who are directly influencing the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future.”

The Siebel Scholars program was established in 2000 by the Siebel Foundation through grants to Carnegie Mellon University; Harvard University; The Johns Hopkins University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Northwestern University; Princeton University; Stanford University; Tsinghua University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San Diego; University of Chicago; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and University of Pennsylvania. Each year, five graduate students from each of the 17 partner institutions are honored as Siebel Scholars and receive a $35,000 award for their final year of studies.  

Siebel Scholars and are chosen by the dean of their respective schools on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership.  On average, Siebel Scholars rank in the top 5% of their class, many within the top 1%.  This year’s honorees are:

Graduate Schools of Bioengineering

Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering and School of Medicine:
Sravanti Kusuma, Tushar D. Rane, Sahar Soleimanifard, Stephany Yi Tzeng, Jiefeng Xi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering:
 
Stanford University, School of Engineering and School of Medicine:
 
University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering:
 
University of California, San Diego, Institute of Engineering in Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering:
 
Graduate Schools of Business
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management:
 
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management:
 
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business:
 
University of Chicago Booth School of Business:
 
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
 
Graduate Schools of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science:
 
Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering:
 
Princeton University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:
 
Stanford University, School of Engineering:
 
Tsinghua University, School of Information Science and Technology:
 
University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering:
 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering:
 
The Siebel Scholars program actively fosters collaboration and community to increase the potential for Siebel Scholars to achieve even more through their work with an incomparable group of equally talented peers.
 
Today, 870 of the world’s brightest minds are Siebel Scholars. This formidable group of entrepreneurs, researchers, and philanthropists directly influence the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future. Based on a 2012 survey representing 49% of the community, Siebel Scholars have served on more than 340 boards and founded more than 150 companies; 56 have successfully gone public or were sold to enterprises including Google, Intuit, Match.com, and Dropbox. They innovate across disciplines, having launched more than 1,100 products, authored more than 370 patents, and manage more than $2.7 trillion in assets. As accomplished experts in their fields, they have published 34 books and more than 2,650 articles or book chapters. They have given back to their communities by founding 54 nonprofits and volunteering more than 19,000 hours each year.
 
For more information about the Siebel Scholars program, please visit www.SiebelScholars.com.
 
About the Siebel Foundation
The Siebel Scholars program was founded in 2000 by the Siebel Foundation to recognize the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, and bioengineering. Today, our active community of 870 leaders serves as advisors to the Siebel Foundation and works collaboratively to find solutions to society’s most pressing problems. 
 
The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, was established as a private foundation in 1996.  Its mission is to foster programs and organizations that improve the quality of life, environment, and education of its community members.  The Siebel Foundation funds projects to support the homeless and underprivileged, educational and research programs, public health, and alternative energy solutions.  The Siebel Foundation engages in strategic philanthropy; as such, it does not entertain grant requests, but invests in targeted highly leveraged programs and in projects it founds and operates.  For more information, please visit www.SiebelFoundation.org.
 
 
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Media Contact:
 
Kim Taba DeRose
Siebel Scholars Foundation
(650) 299-5216
kderose @ Siebel.org
 

 

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