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Siebel Scholars Foundation Announces Trip to China

Siebel Scholars Trip to China

May 6-17, 2011

The Siebel Scholars program was established in 2000 to recognize the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of computer science, business, and bioengineering, including Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Stanford University, Tsinghua University, the University of Chicago, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at San Diego, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Each year, five outstanding students from 16 graduate programs are chosen as Siebel Scholars, on the basis of outstanding academic performance and qualities of leadership, to receive a $35,000 scholarship award.  Over the past 10 years, the Siebel Scholars program has created a community of over 540 Scholars that fosters personal leadership, academic achievement, and the collaborative search for solutions to pressing societal problems.

As advisors to the Siebel Foundation, Siebel Scholars work to develop solutions to critical social issues in areas that are underserved and have the greatest impact on society. Representing the best and brightest across the globe, Siebel Scholars also gain access to a formidable professional and personal network throughout their careers.

Tom Siebel will lead a delegation of 20 Siebel Scholars and two deans to visit China May 6-17, 2011.  The purpose of the trip is to provide these leaders with a unique opportunity to learn about business, technology, and culture firsthand through visits to businesses and factories, meetings with executives and government ministers, and cultural excursions.  The delegation will gain deeper insight into the issues and opportunities facing China—and the rest of the world.  

Through the annual Siebel Scholars Conference and trips like these, Siebel Scholars are able to examine pressing global problems with political leaders, scientists, lawmakers, and experts. Siebel Scholars inspire and guide the development of innovative programs the Siebel Foundation initiates, such as the Meth Project, a large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing first-time Meth use, which has cut Meth abuse by 63% in Montana and is now active in eight states; and the Siebel Stem Cell Institute, which supports innovative joint research to understand the root causes of today’s most destructive diseases and translate stem cell discoveries into new therapies.

Siebel Scholars come from a wide variety of technical, scientific, and managerial backgrounds. They average 5-10 years of work experience, with many Scholars having just completed their graduate degree or beginning their Ph.D. or post-doctoral studies. Siebel Scholars alumni currently hold management positions at leading firms such as McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, Booz & Company, Deloitte, Amazon, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, IBM, Dell, Expedia, American Airlines, United Airlines, Dreamworks Animation, Texas Instruments, Ford Motor Company, Bose, Lilly, Genzyme, and Baxter Healthcare. 

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Siebel Scholars Overview - China Trip.pdf