Applications are now open for the Skoll Scholarship 2020/2021 at The University of Oxford, UK. The Skoll Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students. Further, to the University of Oxford who pursues entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship provides funding and exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and investors.
The Skoll Scholarship provides funding for entrepreneurs who have set up or have been working in entrepreneurial initiatives. Along with a social purpose or who have pursued an impact career, and who wish to improve their knowledge. Especially, of market-oriented practices so they can be more effective in their subsequent social change pursuits.
The Scholarship is given in recognition that the MBA may represent a significant financial burden. Particularly for those who have chosen to work in the social impact/innovation space rather than the purely commercial or public sectors.
- The Skoll Scholarship covers the full costs of tuition. Also, college fees for the MBA programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
- The Scholarship also covers partial living expenses of at least an additional £14,777.
- In addition to financial support, the Scholarship provides access to the Skoll Scholar community, a group of leaders who are positively impacting the world through innovation and systems change, as well as exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and investors.
- You are taking entrepreneurial action to create a positive impact. You have spent preferably at least three years driving change, for example, you could have started or grown a social venture; led the expansion of a social impact initiative within an organization; or been tackling a specific social/environmental issue, through a core thread that unites your work.
- You are creating an impact with a focus on systems change and you can demonstrate the outcomes and impact.
- Likewise, you embody the personal qualities of a social entrepreneur. For example, bias towards action, persistence, resourceful, willingness to take risks, and have a deep understanding of the problem you are trying to solve
- You can demonstrate why the Oxford MBA is critical to your career trajectory in helping to develop your work/ impact at this stage
- You have the financial need, as the cost of the programme would be a significant financial burden due to previous work experiences or personal circumstances.