London Business School is delighted to announce a donation of £96,000 from the Anno Domini Capital Group. The gift has been pledged for an initial period of three years and will be used to provide full tuition funding for one full-time Masters in Finance student each year. The first scholarship will be awarded in June 2009 to a candidate starting the programme in September 2009.
The Anno Domini Scholarship has been established to help attract excellent candidates to London Business School's full-time Masters in Finance programme from the Eastern European and former Soviet Union regions. Scholarship applicants must have professional experience in the region, demonstrate a commitment to the region's socio-economic progress and be planning to return to their home country following graduation.
The founder of Anno Domini Capital Group, Vladimir Vendin (MiF98), commented on the gift, saying, "I graduated from the London Business School Masters in Finance programme in 1998 right before the financial crisis in Russia. The knowledge I received when studying at the School helped me to adapt to a new environment and make a successful career and subsequently start my own business. I personally know how important it is to combine practical experience with academic knowledge. In the current times, when all sectors and markets and, subsequently, people, are seriously hit by the global economic crisis, many of the young bright people from the region are unable to finance their education. I believe that only with the help of highly educated young professionals will it be possible to overcome the consequences of the current turmoil. I hope that our scholarship will help those who want to contribute to the future of their countries and the region to receive an education from one of the best business schools in Europe."