2022 Winner of Go Global MBA Scholarship Announced



STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (May 31st, 2022) - Ismael Guereca Valdivia is the winner of the Go Global MBA scholarship 2022 by educations.com.

Ismael has been awarded $7,000 towards his tuition for a double degree in Master’s in Chemical Engineering and MBA, through the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

After working at local and international companies in various roles, including as a team leader, Ismael decided to combine his passion for biotechnology with business to get closer to his aim to establish a biotechnology start-up in Mexico.

Ismael grew up in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, and he discovered his interest in biotechnology when he was in fourth grade when presenting his favorite animal, which was ‘bacteria’. For him, what makes biotechnology fascinating is that it seeks to use living organisms or systems to generate products or processes. Ismael focused on the area of bioprocess engineering during his studies and also volunteered as an academic tutor and mentor.

Studying in the United States gives him the opportunity to further focus on his passion as well as provide him with a world-class education. His exceptional academic records and career path lead him to the MIT LGO program, and he is counting down the days to start his journey

Pamela Searle, an Admissions Officer at MIT, has commented on Ismael’s achievements:

“We are excited to welcome Ismael into MIT’s Leader’s For Global Operations (LGO) program. At LGO, he will earn an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Business and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the School of Engineering. Chemical Engineering is known as the most rigorous area of study at MIT, and it is quite an achievement to be admitted to this prestigious department.

In addition to top engineering grades, demonstrated work success, and leadership skills, Ismael is well-rounded. He volunteers as an Exatec Mentor and has worked and studied in four countries (and is fluent in four languages)!

At LGO, Ismael will be pursuing the Biomedical and Biotechnology track within Chemical Engineering, learning more about renewable chemical research in order to start a biotechnology company when he returns home to Mexico. Ismael will add a diverse perspective to the LGO Class of 2024, and embodies MIT Sloan’s mission of “developing principled, innovative leaders who improve the world”.

Ismael’s story and path align with the mission of the Go Global MBA scholarship, which seeks to empower MBA students to become globally-minded leaders.

Ismael’s goal of using an international double-degree program to contribute to his country through the creation and management of a biotechnology start-up is an inspiration to us in our mission to help everyone in the world find the right education,” says Suci Ariyanti, Branding Specialist at educations.com.


About this scholarship

As a study abroad search engine, educations.com has helped over seven million students each year find the right international higher education for the last 13 years. This is the first Go Global MBA Scholarship offered by educations.com, with a second round of open applications announced in April 2022. 

In this round, there were over 600 applicants to the scholarship and the winner was chosen based on their eligibility and the following criteria:

  • Globally-minded leader in business aiming for an international career
  • At the beginning of your career in business management
  • Self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit
  • Self-motivated and inspired to make your mark on industry
  • A strong interest in making the world more sustainabl

Students were asked to answer the question:

"How will an MBA program help you grow as a globally-minded leader and achieve your career goals?"


2022 scholarships

Applications for the Study a Bachelor's in the USA Scholarship 2022 is still open until August 31st, 2022.

We have closed our Go Global MBA Scholarship and Study a Master's in Europe Scholarship for studies starting in Fall 2022. We are now accepting submissions for the new round of students who are going to study MBA or Master that begins in Fall 2023.

If your institute would like to promote the scholarships for your students, please contact scholarships@educations.com for details.



Suci Ariyanti

Suci Ariyanti is a Brand Specialist at educations.com. She is responsible for brand strategy, research, and the management of its execution. Originally from Indonesia - Suci studied her Master’s in Sweden, Bachelor’s in Indonesia, and several short courses in Japan, Turkey, and China. Suci’s passion for global exploration and education led her to create meaningful content in the study abroad segment since 2017.