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Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

Applications for 2016-2018 Pershing Square Scholars will open August 2015.

Pershing Square Scholars are extraordinary individuals with a passion for tackling world-scale challenges while delivering sustainable and scalable impact.

The Pershing Square Foundation has endowed up to five scholarships per year, which support extraordinary individuals in developing and realising their potential as future global leaders by fully funding the MBA year of the Oxford 1+1 programme.

In the 21st Century, Pershing Square Scholars will re-define what it means to be a transformative global leader.

Applicant criteria

  • Combination of academic and leadership potential.
  • Strong personal character.
  • Experience, aptitude and intention of pursuing a career that addresses global challenges.
  • Articulated vision on how the Oxford 1+1 MBA will allow you to fulfil this intention.

Admissions process

Candidates must complete the online Oxford 1+1 MBA application (selecting 1+1 under the programme of interest), as well as apply to the MSc of your choice (according to departmental deadlines). 

Candidates who would like to be considered for the Pershing Square Scholarship must include an essay addressing the scholarship essay question in your MBA application.

Shortlisted scholarship applicants will be invited to interview with the scholarship selection panel, as per the following timelines:

  First round (Stage 1 & 2 applicants) Second round (Stage 3 & 4 applicants)
Interview notification 30 January 2015 20 May 2015
Interview dates 16-17 February 2015 8-9 June 2015
Final decision 9 March 2015 22 June 2015

About the Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

The Pershing Square Foundation’s gift of £4.5m will endow the Scholarships in perpetuity. The University of Oxford has provided a further £3m under the Oxford Graduate Scholarship Matched Fund, taking the total funding to £7.5m. 

The first five Oxford Pershing Square Scholars joined the 1+1 MBA programme in September 2014.

Supporting exceptional leaders who can tackle important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact is a critical part of The Pershing Square Foundation’s mission.

- Bill Ackman, CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., and founder of The Pershing Square Foundation

About the Foundation

The Pershing Square Foundation supports exceptional leaders and innovative organisations that tackle social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact. The Foundation is committed to supporting areas such as economic development, education, healthcare, justice and the arts.

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