Pershing Square Scholarship was established in 2014 and supports candidates through both years of an Oxford 1+1 MBA programme.
Providing safe drinking water to people across the globe. Creating health care systems accessible to families in developing countries. Supporting electrification in Africa. Building better education systems in Australia. Encouraging government use of social enterprises in South America. Empowering female leaders in sustainability.
These are the challenges being tackled by exceptional Oxford 1+1 MBA students, who have been awarded scholarships in 2020 by the Pershing Square Foundation.
Established in 2006 by Bill Ackman and Karen Herskovitz, the Foundation helps to tackle the world’s most pressing social issues, by supporting innovative leaders and organisations.
Launched in 2011, The 1+1 MBA allows students to combine the Oxford MBA with another Oxford University degree.
Since 2014, The Foundation has worked with Saïd Business School to award full scholarships to outstanding individuals on the Oxford 1+1 MBA, to cover costs of Master's degrees from several Oxford University departments, as well as the School's one-year MBA, living expenses, and other education fees.
Successful recipients can also take part in prestigious events throughout the year, including the Skoll World Forum, Ditchley Conference, and treks to New York City, hosted by the Foundation, which include access to meetings and workshops with leading innovators and change makers.
Six recipients were awarded the Scholarship this year – Clare Brennan, Daniel Bu, Marissa Ng, Shaan Pattni, Mariana Portal and Carla Grados Villamar.