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Jacobs Foundation Scholarship in Youth and Child Development 2020/2021 – University of Oxford, UK

New to Saïd Business School, the inaugural Jacobs Foundation scholars offer applications to start their studies in September 2020.

Application Deadline: 1st November 2019

Eligible Countries: See list below

To be taken at (country): Saïd Business School at University of Oxford, UK

About the Award: The Jacobs Foundation scholarship was introduced in 2018 and is open to candidates with a strong interest in the field of youth and child development. Jacobs Foundation scholars have an entrepreneurial vision, are dedicated to social issues, and usually have a minimum of three years’ work experience. The Jacobs Foundation Scholars will also be committed to the goals of the Jacobs Foundation.

It is hoped that the Jacobs Foundation Scholars will become active participants in the Jacobs Network, connecting with other fellows online and offline through events and conferences; and contribute to the advancement of the network as well as the Foundation’s communication channels such as the newsletter or the blog. Scholars will be invited to attend an introductory week in Zurich, Switzerland, prior to the start of their Oxford programme. The date for this introductory week will be announced soon. Attendance at the introductory week is strongly recommended.

Type: MBA

Eligibility: Candidates must have an interest in the following areas (in order of priority):

  1. Childhood development, learning education (ed-tech, early-ed, parenting, brain development);
  2. Agricultural development in Africa (food security, microfinance, supply-chain);
  3. Impact investment, with a preference for education.

Candidates who have industry experience from the NGO, education or government sector are welcome to apply.

Additionally, candidates must be ordinarily resident in one of the following countries:

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, United Kingdom, United States.  (With a preference for: Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and Romania.)

Number of Awards: 2

Value of Award:

  • £26,500 per scholarship
  • As a Jacobs Foundation scholar, you will also benefit from interaction with the Jacobs Foundation directly.

How to Apply: You must submit an additional Jacobs Foundation scholarship essay in the funding section of your programme application form. Please write up to 500 words, answering the question:  Tell us about your experience in one of the listed Priority Areas.  How would the MBA programme support you and your future plans in one of these areas? 

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