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Opportunity For Zimbabwean Youth:Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships

Opportunity For Zimbabwean Youth:Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships

Pershing Square Foundation
MBA/Masters Degree

Deadline: 8 Jan/18 Mar 2016 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2016

Brief description:

Every year, the Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five scholarships to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA. The scholarship is available to students pursuing any of the partnering Master’s degrees in combination with the MBA.

Host Institution(s):

Said Business School, University of Oxford in United Kingdom

Fields of study:

Oxford’s 1+1 MBA Programmes: Oxford University’s one-year full-time MBA programme with one of a selection of one-year Masters programmes offered by other University departments

Number of Awards:

5 per year

Target group:

Open to all countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship provides funding for tuition, college fees and a contribution towards living expenses for the MBA year of the 1+1 MBA.

Eligibility/Selection Criteria:

Pershing Square Scholarships are awarded to individuals with the following attributes:

• Academic achievement
• Leadership potential, demonstrated through experience and motivation
• Strong personal character, integrity and commitment
• Intention to focus on addressing world-scale social challenges in your career, either in an existing organisation or through development of a new enterprise
• Ability to envision how to achieve scalable and sustainable solutions to these challenges
• Articulated vision on how the Oxford 1+1 MBA will allow you to fulfil your objectives

You must meet the entry requirements for both the Oxford MBA and your chosen Master’s programme.

Application instructions:

If you would like to be considered for the Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship, you must apply to the 1+1 MBA by the 18 March 2016; unless you are already pursuing a partnering Master’s degree at Oxford University, in which case you need to apply by the 8 January 2016. Please note that some partnering Master’s degree close their applications in January 2016.

In addition to the Master’s and MBA applications, you must submit an essay of no more than 500 words addressing the following question: ‘How do you intend to change the world? What does this tell us about you as a person?’

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/1plus1/pershing-square-scholarship

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