LBS welcomes record number of new scholars

Around 290 scholars will join the school this year - a record for LBS

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London Business School (LBS) has confirmed a record number of scholarship recipients for the 2020-21 academic year, with a total of just under 300, representing more than 70 nationalities.

Welcoming the first group of this year’s scholars today, Dean François Ortalo-Magné said, “We are thankful for the hundreds of gifts from alumni, friends and organisations that make scholarships to LBS possible. They enable us to continue to attract outstanding students like you, and to build a student body of exceptional diversity. Your lifelong journey with LBS is just beginning.”

Among this year’s recipients is the inaugural cohort of the Laidlaw Women’s Leadership Fund – 20 outstanding female students across the MBA, Executive MBA and Masters in Management programmes. The Fund aims to attract exceptional women from a diverse range of backgrounds, especially those who may not otherwise be able to afford a top-tier business education.

The prestigious BK Birla Scholars Programme is once again made up of 10 incoming MBA students with exceptional academic backgrounds. BK Birla Scholars are among the most impressive talent across the School’s full-time MBA programme, and the scholarship represents a mark of highest distinction among students.

Of the first 265 scholars for this academic year who were welcomed today across six degree programmes, 55% are female. A further 25-30 scholars are expected to join programmes that start in January (LBS Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy and Executive MBA), taking the overall number of scholars to around 290 – a record for the most scholarship recipients LBS has ever had.

François continued, “I know that you will all make us proud and contribute to the impact of our global LBS community. I look forward to hearing more about your learning journeys so far and your aspirations for the future.”