Applications Open for the 2020/2021 Skoll MBA Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School

Application Deadline: January 10th 2020

The Skoll Scholarship provides full funding plus a living stipend to complete a MBA at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

  • Receive exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, and investors
  • Take your social impact to the next level
  • Gain professional leadership and business skills
  • Become part of the Skoll Scholar community, a group of leaders who are positively impacting the world through innovation and systems change

Eligibility Requirements:

Are you eligible for the Skoll Scholarship?

1. Entrepreneurial action

  • You have identified opportunities and taken action in order to make positive social impact
  • You have spent preferably at least 3 years driving change through entrepreneurial approaches. For example, you could have:
    • Started or grown a social venture
    • OR created and led the expansion of a social impact initiative within an organisation
    • OR been tackling a specific social/environmental issue, through a core thread that unites your work

2. Creating impact with a focus on systems change

  • You can demonstrate the outcomes and impact of your entrepreneurial action
  • Your impact addresses unjust systems and practise in your area of work

3. Personal qualities of a social entrepreneur

  • You are a force for positive change
  • You are single-minded and persistent, with a willingness to fail and start again
  • You have bias toward action
  • You have a tendency to explore your environment for opportunities and resources
  • You have a willingness to take personal, and sometimes financial, risks
  • You develop networks and leverage members to pursue mutual goals
  • You have apprenticed with the problem* or experienced the problem you are trying to solve

4. The Oxford MBA is critical to your career trajectory

  • You can demonstrate why business education is essential in helping to develop your work/impact at this stage

5. Financial need

  • You are in a position where the cost of the programme is a significant financial burden
  • You can demonstrate the need for the Scholarship (for example, due to previous work experiences or personal circumstances)

How to apply

• Apply to the MBA programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford which includes your Skoll Scholarship essays.

• You must apply during specific MBA application stages to be considered for the Scholarship. Consult the Skoll Scholarship website for more information, www.skollscholarship.org.

• Complete the online application to the Skoll Scholarship, which will be sent to you once you are accepted onto the MBA programme.

• Participate in the interview process (note: not all candidates will be offered an interview

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2020/2021 Skoll MBA Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship

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