Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Recipients of Booth's Awards & Honors

Each year, Booth’s scholarship committee awards select second-year students honors and scholarships based on demonstrated leadership, service to the Booth community and outstanding academic performance. Here are the list of awards and its recipients from the class of 2019:

The Siebel Scholars Program:

The Siebel Scholars Program was established in 2000 to recognize the most talented students at the world's leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science. The active community of over 1,200 Scholars serves as advisors to the Siebel Foundation, and works collaboratively to guide the development of innovative programming that directly influences the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future.

Winners (L to R):

Kallie Parchman: Kallie’s Co-Chair of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and Giving Something Back Groups. She’s a Leadership Fellow and an active member of Christians in Business, Booth Technology Group and the Triathlon and Running Club.

Siddhant Dube: Sid is a LEAD Facil and participates in Booth’s Board Fellows Program.

Trisha Mantri: Trisha Mantri’s a co-chair of the Real Estate Group. She is a Booth Insights Leader and led Random Walk Chile.

Alex Daifotis and Danny Zhang are also Siebel Scholars.

Kilts Second-Year Scholarship

The Kilts Second-Year Scholarship recognizes up to five students based on superior academic performance and demonstrated interest in marketing, product management, or general management in any industry (including CPG, Tech, Healthcare, Retail, and others).

Winners (L to R):

Brian Schantz: Brian participates in the Net Impact Board Fellow Program at Booth.

Rebecca Beagan: Rebecca’s Co-Chair of DStAR (Dean's Student and Alumni Representatives) and Christians in Business. She’s a board member of an urban farming non-profit in Detroit called Buckets of Rain (through Board Fellows). She is also a CWiB Circle Leader and Booth Insights Leader.

Joel Rabinowitz: Active member of JSBA, Marketing Group, American Football Club.

Nicholas Evens is also a recipient of the Kilts Scholarship.

The William G. McGowan Fellows Program

Inaugurated in 2010 by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, the McGowan Fellows Program is intended “to create a select community of highly talented, young business leaders who are dedicated to ethical leadership and public service.” Recipients must demonstrate the highest academic excellence, leadership potential, and dedication to public service.



Maxwell Tabb: Max is Co-chair of Booth’s Giving Something Back Club with a primary focus on youth education. He is a Net Impact Board Fellow, working on The Nora Project, and is a Career Advisor.

The Lauren and Keith Breslauer, '88, Social Impact Scholarship

The Lauren and Keith Breslauer, '88, Social Impact Scholarship is an award granted to candidates who demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career related to impact investing or social entrepreneurship. A preference will be shown for those individuals with a focus on endeavors that create “multiplier effects,” i.e., those that have a wider impact on society emanating from the direct impact of the organization/investment itself. Impact may stem from the focus of the social enterprise they have founded or by building an expertise in the area of impact investing on which they intend to focus (e.g., education, environmental sustainability, etc.).

Winners (L to R):

Charles Cole: Charles is an active member of the Net Impact and Real Estate Groups at Booth.

Alex Upton: Alex is Co-Chair of the Net Impact and Fintech Groups at Booth. He is a Campus Catalyst Mentor and a Board Fellow.

Irwin J Biederman Award:

The Irwin J. Biederman Award recognizes a Full-Time MBA Program student who, in his/her first year of study, contributed the most to developing the community at Chicago Booth, the University of Chicago, and beyond. Established in 2000, the student-nominated award is named in memory of Irwin J. Biederman, AB '40, MBA '42.



Tunde Oshinowo: Tunde’s on the GBC Executive Committee, focusing on facilities and hospitality. He is also a LEAD Facil and a founding member of the Booth Football Club.

UChicago Women’s Business Group Prize:



Elise Hogan: Elise is President of the GBC, and works actively towards creating a more inclusive environment at Booth.