Skoll MBA Scholarships for Entrepreneurs at Said Business School

Said Business School | University of Oxford
Funder: Skoll Center for Entrepreneurship
Programme: Full-time MBA
Study in: U.K.
Number of Awards: up to 5
Next Deadline: currently closed

Scholarship Value: Full tuition, plus up to £8,000 for living expenses


Full-Time MBA program candidates must have started and grown a social venture that has been running for at least 12 months OR have been responsible for leading a major expansion of an existing social venture or programme within that venture.

Scholarship Criteria:
Awarded on the basis of academic merit, plus one or more of the following:

  • Strong social entrepreneurial leadership
  • Single-mindedness and persistence in pursuit of a social/environmental benefit goal
  • Willingness to face failure and start again
  • A bias towards action rather than reflection
  • A tendency to explore the environment for opportunities and resources
  • A willingness to take personal, and sometimes financial, risks
  • A habit of developing a network and drawing upon its members to pursue mutual goals
  • Demonstrate how a business education can contribute to the wider development of the community within which they work
  • Illustrate why a business degree at this stage of their career trajectory can help them amplify their impact
  • Evidence of their need for the Scholarship
  • Prior academic performance
  • Breadth and depth of work experience
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Nationailty
  • Gender

Application instructions:
Candidates must send an email of introduction, plus:

  • Check the Skoll box under Scholarship on your MBA application form
  • Answer the Skoll Centre essay questions in your personal statement, and email your response to
  • Complete an in-person or video Skype interview with the Skoll Scholarship Selection Committee

Application Deadline:

→ Stage 1 : 15 September 2014
→ Stage 2 : 31 October 2014
→ Stage 3 : 09 January 2015
→ Stage 4 : 13 March 2015
→ Stage 5 : 24 April 2015
→ Stage 6 : 29 May 2015

Website: Skoll MBA Scholarships for Entrepreneurs at Said Business School