ARLINGTON, Va., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Becoming a world-changer doesn't happen overnight. That's why Hobsons today announced the 8 th Annual Beat The GMAT scholarship competition for business school applicants. Serving more than 2.4 million MBA applicants and professionals a year, the world's largest MBA community will distribute eight applicant scholarship packages worth over $16,000. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120607/CL19787LOGO ) "To date, the Beat The GMAT Scholarship has helped forty-seven people in their MBA admissions journey," said Eric Bahn, founder of Beat The GMAT. "The Hobsons organization is excited to continue supporting this wonderful tradition." Since 2006, Beat The GMAT has distributed more than $200,000 in scholarships and prizes to MBA applicants from all over the globe, including the U.S. and Canada, South America, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. For the 2013 competition, Hobsons will distribute eight Beat The GMAT scholarship packages. Each winner will receive a $250 voucher for GMAT registration fees, a full GMAT test prep course, and MBA admissions consulting services. The following companies made generous donations to make these prizes possible: AcceptU, Admit Advantage, Admissionado, Clear Admit, GMAT Prep Now, GMAT Tutor by The Economist, Kaplan, Knewton, Manhattan GMAT, MBA Admit, mbaMission, The Princeton Review, Stratus Prep, and Veritas Prep. Hobsons is now accepting applications until May 13, 2013. Winners will be announced on May 20, 2013. To learn more or to apply for the 2013 Beat The GMAT scholarship, please visit: http://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/scholarship. Applicants can receive exclusive updates and winner announcements for the 2013 scholarship competition by visiting Beat The GMAT on Facebook.About HobsonsHobsons helps educators, administrators, students, and families maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Hobsons' personalized learning, academic planning, post-secondary enrollment, and student support solutions serve millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.