Megunticook Scholarship Recipients

The Yale School of Management launched a new scholarship in 2002 for African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students. Made possible through a generous gift from alumnus Thomas Matlack Yale SOM '91, the Megunticook Scholars Program selected MBA candidates who demonstrated a core intent to give back to their communities. The award covers full tuition for the two years of the Yale MBA program. It also provides mentoring for the recipients and an opportunity between the first and second year to spend a week in Boston with Mr. Matlack at Megunticook Management Company, a venture capital firm that invests in promising communication, media, and technology companies at the earliest stages of their development cycles.

Heather Fernandez is the recipient from the Class of 2005. Heather earned her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was a process analyst at Net-Med Billing, Inc. Raphael Zavala is the recipient from the Class of 2004. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California-Irvine and worked as a trader and vice president at Coastal Asset Management.

The Megunticook Scholarship Program represents one of the key components of the Yale School of Management's efforts to attract the most talented minorities to its MBA program, and we are looking to expand the number of such opportunities. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship designed to have a similar impact, please contact Nevin Kessler or Kathleen Brown-Dorato.