"The work and purpose of the Laidlaw Foundation is so inspiring, and when I was successful in my application, I couldn’t believe it. It’s such an honour – and from a financial perspective is so helpful."
Gigi Jia EMBAL2021
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.
From autumn 2020-2023, the Laidlaw Women’s Leadership Fund will support 20 outstanding female scholars across the Masters in Management, MBA and EMBA programmes each year, made possible by a generous £3.69m gift from the Laidlaw Foundation. This will create a dynamic network of female peers at LBS and beyond, strengthening our ambition for gender parity across our degree programmes. 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.
Female Masters in Management, MBA and Executive MBA candidates with demonstrable financial need, academic merit and leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and discuss your eligibility for the scholarship.
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