"I believe the MBA will help me build a network of people who are passionate about improving the world and fighting for equality."
As well as this shared commitment, we also share a joint vision – to help exceptional women to excel in their careers, regardless of their background.
Since autumn 2020, the Laidlaw Women’s Leadership Fund at London Business School has supported 40 outstanding female scholars across the Masters in Management, MBA and EMBA programmes, made possible by a generous £3.69m gift from the Laidlaw Foundation. This has created a dynamic network of female peers at LBS and beyond, strengthening our ambition for gender parity across our degree programmes. Our scholars have had significant successes at LBS - the current co-presidents of the Women in Business and Out in Business clubs are both Laidlaw scholarship recipients.
The Fund aims to attract exceptional women from a diverse range of backgrounds, in particular women who may not otherwise be able to afford a top-tier business education. We encourage female Masters in Management, MBA and Executive MBA candidates with academic merit, leadership potential and demonstrable financial need (or significant financial hardship in their past) to apply. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and discuss your eligibility for the scholarship.
Female admits will be invited to apply for the Laidlaw Women's Leadership Scholarship after admissions decisions have been communicated, but you are welcome to apply in advance of the admissions decision deadline. Laidlaw Women's Leadership Scholarship applications are reviewed after each admissions decision round.
Please note that you must apply for your intended programme of study and be granted admission separately to this scholarship application. We recommend you submit your Laidlaw application on the same day you submit your programme application; we unfortunately cannot review Laidlaw scholarship applications without a corresponding programme application.
To apply for a Laidlaw scholarship alongside your programme application, please download and fill in the relevant form below based on your intended programme of study.
The Laidlaw Foundation believes that education is the single most powerful tool to break the cycle of poverty and reduce inequality in the world. By funding scholarships for exceptional women to gain degrees at leading business schools like LBS, the Foundation aims to help build the pipeline of future women leaders through access to best-in-class education, resources and global networks.
“Unfortunately, many women reach a glass ceiling, particularly in the corporate world. I am deeply committed to helping more of them break the glass ceiling through expanding access to top business education” - Lord Laidlaw, Chairman of the Laidlaw Foundation