1st Generation Achievement Award with $2,500 Fund from McKinsey & Company

Deadline : 08 Jun 2020

Nonprofit organization: McKinsey & Company

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Study level: Undergraduate

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1st Generation Achievement Award with $2,500 Fund from McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is offering the McKinsey 1st Generation Achievement Award to recognize and support talented individuals who are the 1st generation in their families to obtain a higher education/academic degree. McKinsey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is passionate about developing leaders.


To be eligible to apply for the award, you should:

  • Be the 1st generation in your family to get a higher education/academic degree (i.e. your parent(s) did not attend and graduate from university).
  • Be a current student working towards a graduate or undergraduate degree OR a working professional with fewer than 5 years of work experience.


  • 6-month mentorship A McKinsey consultant will mentor you and share advice regarding your academic or professional advancement. 

  • The consultant will answer questions and help with interview preparation, should you apply for a role at McKinsey.

  • $2,500 USD (or local-currency equivalent) to support academic or professional development)

Required Documents:-

  • Your CV in English (1-2 pages max) listing most recent education information, including grades, and confirmed future education plans, including anticipated start and graduation dates. Your CV should include work experience, including part time jobs and volunteer roles, as well as extracurricular activities and achievements.
  • A brief essay (250 words or fewer) about your proudest or most interesting personal achievement. Please include the obstacles you overcame to reach this achievement and why it is important to you.
  • Academic transcripts depending on office selection (transcripts do not have to be translated into English):
    • Offices in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden require academic transcripts from high school onward.
    • Offices in Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland require university transcripts.
    • For other offices, academic transcripts are not required, but please include your relevant grades on your CV.

About McKinsey & Company:-

McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm based in the United States of America. The firm aims to help leaders make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements in performance, and constantly build a great firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people.

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