Executive Diploma Director's Awards


The Diploma Director’s Awards enables us to enhance the diversity of each class.

Open to candidates who can effectively demonstrate how they will enhance the learning experience of the cohort through the diverse experience they have accumulated to date. The awards cover £10,000 towards the course fee.

Award details



Number available

Two awards in each Diploma intake.

Eligibility criteria

All Diploma applicants are eligible. 

Selection criteria

  • Academic excellence (candidates must be educated to degree level).
  • Experience/background that will enhance the diversity of the cohort.
  • The long-term benefit to the candidate's sector/country/region.

How to apply

You must submit a complete Diploma application and upload a supporting statement (maximum 500 words) in the 'Funding' section of the programme application form, answering this question:

  • How will your background enhance the diversity of your Diploma class, and how will the programme benefit your sector/country/region in the long term? 


26 September 2022

Assessing candidate suitability

Candidates' suitability for these scholarships will be assessed via both the scholarship statement and the Diploma application form.

The CV and transcripts submitted with the programme application may be used when assessing award suitability. However, we recommend that any information you feel is important for award assessment is highlighted within the supporting statement.

Candidates are also encouraged to provide context where necessary, for example, if success has been achieved through individual determination, ambition or motivation.

Please note that the supporting statement is not used during the admissions process.

Meet our scholars and awardees

Find out more about the Diplomas

Visit our Diploma programme pages to find out more about the programmes, their benefits, admissions requirements and how to apply.

You can also contact the recruitment team for a discussion about your suitability for the programme.