The new cohort of MBA Skoll Scholars has been announced.
A co-founder and chief scientist of an equity driven energy company, a founder of a sustainable foods venture that specialises in hydroponic farming, an ed-tech solutions executive specialising in accessibility and a gender equality practitioner have all been awarded the Skoll Scholarship. The Skoll Scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship for the Oxford MBA at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, provided by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.
The Skoll Scholarship provides funding for entrepreneurs who have set up or have been working in entrepreneurial initiatives with a social purpose or who have pursued an impact career, and who wish to improve their knowledge of market-oriented practices so they can be more effective in their subsequent social change pursuits.
Dr Peter Drobac, Director of the Skoll Centre for Entrepreneurship, said:
'The world needs social entrepreneurs more than ever. Our world is ailing and we need leaders who can treat the systems, not the symptoms. Unjust systems are dismantled by many hands, but social entrepreneurs light the path forward. We have been equipping entrepreneurial leaders for systems change for nearly two decades, and Skoll Scholars are the heart of our community. We are thrilled to welcome four outstanding social entrepreneurs - Shruti, Fola, Avinash, and Nitya - to Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and the Skoll Centre. And we’re grateful to the Skoll Foundation for this enduring and impactful partnership.’