Laidlaw Scholarship Program

The Laidlaw Scholarship encourages and fosters the development of future leaders in all spheres of endeavor. This scholarship aims to create a global network of moral, committed, and diverse leaders who will contribute their skills, knowledge, and experience to the achievement of others.

Laidlaw Scholarship

About Laidlaw Foundation

The Laidlaw Foundation funds invest in the education of underrepresented students with the aim of ending the cycle of poverty, lowering inequality, and creating a new generation of leaders.

Oxford University’s Business School is depressing.

What is the Laidlaw Scholarship?

Building a pipeline for future female leaders will be made easier by providing access to first-rate tools, information, and networks.

When exceptional women with obvious leadership potential might not have been able to enroll in the Oxford MBA program owing to financial restrictions, the Laidlaw Scholarships are intended to urge them to do so.

Recipients deserve people who are committed to bringing about change in their particular sectors and who are concerned about gender equality.

The opportunity to connect with a unique network, a wide range of in-course activities, and first-choice seating for school events are all available to scholars. Find out more about the academic environment.

The class of 2024–25 will be eligible for up to 10 scholarships thanks to growing funding from the Laidlaw Foundation and our partnership with Oxford Sad alumni through the Rewley Fund.


Scholarship Details/Value

Scholarships can cover the entire cost of an MBA degree, or as little as £31,000.

The numbers are as follows:

  • Up to 10 scholarships.
  • up to 8 full awards
  • up to 2 partial awards

Eligibility/ Selection Criteria

1. Accepts applications from women.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who can demonstrate

3. Evidence of academic distinction includes degree outcomes, GMAT or GRE scores, former university honors and awards, and other academic accomplishments.

4. Applicants who can show a financial necessity but might not otherwise be able to afford or consider an Oxford MBA

5. The potential for leadership; commitment to promoting gender equality, moral leadership, and altruism

How to Apply

The scholarship application form is found in the ‘Laidlaw’ section of the MBA application. Complete it and submit it along with the complete MBA application. Only female candidates will be shown in this section.

Both a financial need assessment and an essay are included on the scholarship application. Both sections must be finished.


Scholarship Deadline

The scholarship application procedure is currently closed. Early submission was encouraged while the application was still being reviewed.

Selection Process

Scholarship applications will be examined at each stage of the MBA admissions process.

You will be notified of the status of your scholarship application and your selection when admissions decisions have been made.

After the final shortlisting is done in late March, candidates should anticipate hearing about interview invitations in early May.

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Now that you are aware of the Laidlaw Scholarship Program, you ought to apply.