The WISE/McCormack Graduate Scholars Award Program will provide two members of Women in Sports and Events, Inc. (WISE) the opportunity to receive tuition-free and graduate assistantship-funded entry into the MS and Dual (MBA/MS) sport management program.
Nicole Melton, undergraduate program director and assistant professor, addressed 300 women and men at the WISE/R Symposium on June 18th to announce the scholarship, emphasizing McCormack’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and pointing out that “... the need to attract more women into sport management education programs [is vital] for advancement into positions of leadership.”
Professor Steve McKelvey, associate department chair for external engagement and graduate program director, says he's excited and honored to partner with WISE in an effort to incentivize more young professional women to pursue advanced degrees. “The breadth of WISE’s membership across the sports industry ensures that the recipients of these Scholars Award will be the future leaders we seek to attract to our top-ranked graduate program.”
Kathleen Francis, national board chair and president of WISE, agrees that the partnership with McCormack will be mutually beneficial. “Our mission is to help female executives succeed and this partnership will provide our members with an unprecedented opportunity to further their careers at the top sports program in the country.”
The WISE/McCormack Graduate Scholars Award Program will provide two separate program opportunities for awardees each year for the next three years:
One (1) admission into McCormack’s 2-year MBA/MS in Sport Management (dual degree) graduate program to including funding for all four semesters, as well as a stipend each semester for Graduate Assistantship work;
One (1) admission into McCormack’s 1-year MS in Sport Management graduate program to include funding for both semesters, as well as a stipend each semester for Graduate Assistantship work.
WISE members in good standing will initiate the application process via wiseworks.org.
WISE (Women in Sports and Events) is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports. Through ongoing meetings, special events, and mentoring and educational programs, WISE aims to offer its members the opportunity to gain valuable industry insights and connections that can provide them with a competitive advantage in their current position and as they advance in their careers. Founded in 1993, WISE is a national membership organization and registered 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in New York City, with chapters in Arizona, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Greater Raleigh, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, NYC Metro, Pittsburgh, San Diego, SF Bay Area, South Florida, Tampa Bay, Toronto, Twin Cities, Utah and Washington DC. For more information on WISE, please visit WISEworks.org.
In conjunction with the WISE Annual Awards Luncheon on June 19th, the WISE/R Symposium is a day-long program focused solely on the personal and professional development of women in the business of sports and includes sessions featuring leaders across the industry. Additional information about the 25th WISE Annual Awards Luncheon and the WISE/R Symposium can be found at WISEworks.org.