Oxford-Grace Lake Scholarship



The scholarship is funded by Grace Lake Partners in partnership with the Rewley Fund.

Ladi Delano is a two-time Saïd Business School alumnus (MSc in Major Programme Management, 2018; Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business, 2016). In 2014, Ladi co-founded Grace Lake Partners (GLP), an investment and advisory firm that builds and operates businesses that address societal needs in Nigeria while creating economic value for the company and its shareholders.

The plight of many young Nigerians who cannot further their education weighs heavy on Ladi’s heart. This conviction led to the creation of the GLP Cares Foundation. The Foundation has provided numerous full scholarships to scholars to attend reputable private and public Universities in Nigeria.

Ladi graduated from Oxford Saïd, and through the GLP Cares Foundation, established the Oxford-Grace Lake Scholarship. Powered in partnership with the Rewley Fundthe scholarship supports extraordinary candidates from Nigeria.

Scholarship details



Number available


Eligibility criteria

You must be ordinarily resident in Nigeria.

Selection criteria

  • Awarded on academic excellence demonstrated through degree results, GMAT or GRE score, previous university prizes and awards and other academic achievements.
  • You must demonstrate a commitment to Nigeria's development and an intention to continue to contribute to Nigeria's development. 

How to apply

You must submit a complete MBA application and upload the scholarship essay in the 'Funding' section of the programme application form. 

Answer the following in no more than 500 words:

  • Outline how you have contributed to Nigeria's or the region's development and/or how do you intend to contribute to Nigeria's or the region's development in the future. 


There is no fixed application deadline for this scholarship. 

All eligible candidates will be considered after each MBA admissions deadline. We cannot guarantee the availability of the scholarship in our later application stages, so recommend early application.

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We advocate for greater levels of investment into talent from across Africa, and we currently lead the way in supporting and recruiting students from Africa. 

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Visit our programme pages to find out more about the programme, the admissions requirements, and how to apply. You can also contact the MBA recruitment team for a discussion about your suitability for the programme.