Prizes & Scholarships
The Heilbrunn Center offers prizes and scholarships to support aspiring value investors.
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Sonkin Family Prize
The Sonkin Family Prize for Value Investing recognizes outstanding achievement in value investing coursework and promise in the investing profession.
The award, endowed by Paul Sonkin ’95 and his wife, Stacey, is given annually to a full-time MBA student or group of students enrolled in the Value Investing/Value Investing with Legends. The recipient is chosen by the Sonkin Prize Committee, which is chaired by Bruce Greenwald.
Heilbrunn Fellowship and Scholarship Programs
The Heilbrunn Fellowship and Scholarship programs was established by Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn.
The fellowship and scholarship each are awarded to an outstanding student, with special consideration given to those with a background in securities analysis. The fellowship is a full-tuition merit award, and the scholarship is need-based.
For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.
The Amici Capital Prize
The Amici Capital Prize (formerly known as the Moon Lee Prize) is given in memoriam of both Alex Porter, founder and the managing member of Amici Capital, LLC and Moon Lee, a dedicated value investor with Porter Orlin, LLC. The prize was created to honor Alex Porter and Moon Lee by their friends at Amici Capital, LLC and recognizes the achievements of outstanding Columbia Business School students who excel at the study of value investing. Two winners will receive cash prizes of $15,000 and $5,000. Submissions are judged on the quality of their research and the concise presentation of a strong investment idea.
Learn more about the Amici Capital Prize.
Pershing Square Challenge
The Pershing Square [Philanthropic] Challenge marks the culmination of a three-month competition among roughly forty teams of first- and second-year Columbia Business School Students. Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management LP, launched the challenge in 2008. The challenge is open to students who are enrolled in Applied Security Analysis.
After an initial round of eliminations, five final teams present at the Pershing Square Finals event, hosted by Bill Ackman. A panel of judges then selects the winning teams, which receive a financial prize from Pershing Square. In maintaining the original goal of educating students who are ready to take on leadership roles as value investors, students shall decide the amount of the prize that they wish to keep and the amount that they wish to donate to a charitable organization.
Learn more about the Pershing Square Challenge.