Pershing Square Scholarship by Pershing Square Foundation

Pershing Square Scholarship

Pershing Square Scholarship by Pershing Square Foundation. The Pershing Square Foundation supports is an Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship with the aim to assist exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that attempt to solve social issues and present scalable and sustainable impact.

The foundation is given to support areas such as education, economic development, healthcare, justice and the arts.

The Pershing Square Foundation’s fund of £4.5m will enable the scholarship to continue. The University of Oxford has provided another £3m under the Oxford Graduate Scholarship Fund, taking the total funding to £7.5m.

Bill and Karen Ackman founded The Pershing Square Foundation (PSF) to assist exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that seek to solve social problems and bring scalable and sustainable impact across the world.

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholars

In the past decade alone, PSF has committed $400 million in grants and social investments across a number of fields, including health and medicine, education, economic development and social justice.

By supporting pioneering individuals, non-profits and mission-driven companies who dare to re-make the possible, PSF initiative has helped to bring about major breakthroughs, from cancer research and small-scale agriculture, criminal justice reform and educational opportunities for young people.

Location: United Kingdom

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019.


Oxford Pershing Square Scholarships 

The Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five full scholarships to support excellent performance students.

Courses/discipline: master’s degree and MBA years

Scholarship inclusion/value: The Scholarship gives funding for tuition, college fees and at least a sum of £14,553 toward living expenses for both years of study.

Eligibility: Recipients must exhibit or demonstrate the potential and commitment to finding accessible and sustainable solutions to world-scale social challenges


Recipients must be interested in pursuing any of the partnering Master’s degrees and combine it with their MBA.

It is also available for recipients who are currently studying one of the Master’s partnering programmes and wish to apply to the MBA programme.


Applicants must have a good Academic achievement

Applicants must exhibit good leadership potential demonstrated through experience and participation in social service.


Application procedure:

Applicants are to submit an essay with their application form of no more than 500 words addressing the essay topic: ‘How do you intend to change the world? What does this tell us about you as a person?’

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