The Turner Fellowship is awarded to an eligible MBA student interested in an entrepreneurial career. There is one $5,000 fellowship available each year. For more information:
About the Turner Fellowship
The Turner Fellowship has been established to support MBA students in their entrepreneurial efforts. One $5,000 award will be given to an outstanding MBA student (Full-time or Evening/Weekend).
Daniel K. Turner III, founder of Montreux
Equity Partners, is the sole sponsor of this fellowship.
Mr. Turner has 17 years of experience as an entrepreneur,
operating manager and venture capitalist. He is the
Chairman of TransOral Pharmaceuticals and is a member
of the board of directors or has board responsibility
for Neurogesx, Novacardia, Orexigen Therapeutics,
Peninsula Pharmaceuticals, Renal Care Partners and
Somaxon Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Montreux, Mr. Turner
managed the Turnaround Group for Berkeley International,
where he had responsibility for a portfolio of $200
million. Mr. Turner holds a B.S. degree from Sacramento
State University (magna cum laude) and attended the
MBA program at the Haas School of Business at the
University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Turner attended
Evening MBA courses and feels that it is important
to support the entrepreneurial aspirations of evening
and weekend students.
Criteria for Turner Fellowship
Students must have at least one year of study remaining towards their MBA degree (EWMBA and dual degree candidates are eligible in their first or second year). A faculty & staff committee makes the selections based on academic achievements, entrepreneurial experience, career goals, and financial need.
Financial need will be a factor in final selection. Candidates must demonstrate financial need or indicate if they will be receiving support from other sources, i.e., fellowships, work, grants, etc.
The fellowship funds will be applied towards the student's direct educational expenses (i.e., tuition, books, etc.).
Turner Fellowship Application Information
Application details will be available in early 2013. Deadline is typically mid-April.
2012 Hrishikesh Desai, Michael Vladimer
2011 Craig Hashi, Joe Wadcan, Brandon Yahn
2010 Laura Englert, Brent Locks
2009 Dave Bend, Dhiren Bhatia
2008 Kevin Casey
2007 Dr. Michael Black
2006 Aditi Patwardhan
2005 Sean Silas
2004 Ron Pereira
2003 Matthew Culligan
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