One Young World and LBS Scholarship awarded

First-of-its-kind scholarship goes to Kishore Reddy, a social impact entrepreneur from India

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Kishore Reddy has been awarded the first-of-its-kind full-fees One Young World & London Business School Scholarship to study the Masters in Management, one of the School’s world-renowned post-graduate Early Career programmes, starting in September 2020

It marks the first time One Young World (OYW) has partnered with a university to develop and deliver a scholarship of this type which covers the entire fee and a stipend.

Kishore was recognised for his contribution to delivering positive social impact through his work in job creation and skills training to help empower young unemployed people and women in South and East India to set up businesses developing eco-friendly clothing and accessories. As part of this, he co-founded Youth for Sustainable Impact, a business dedicated to providing solutions to pressing issues through research, education, youth-engagement and skill-development. He was also a Chanel scholar for the 2019 OYW summit.

This new scholarship has been awarded on a needs and merit basis and was aimed exclusively at members of the 12,000+ strong community of OYW ‘Ambassadors’. Candidates were required to embody the principles of OYW and LBS and be committed to leveraging responsible business practices to realise positive social change.  LBS will meet all programme tuition fees and include a stipend to assist with living costs for the duration of the programme in London.

Commenting on the One Young World & London Business School Scholarship, Stephanie Thrane, Director of Recruitment & Admissions for LBS’s Early Career programmes, said:

“We were highly impressed by the breadth of social impact initiatives which the many applicants to this unique scholarship showed and also very grateful to all those who applied. However, the quality and insight demonstrated in Kishore’s application and interview made him stand out, together with his depth of experience as a young leader, entrepreneur and changemaker. We are very excited that he will be joining us at LBS.

“This exclusive and unique scholarship confirms the School’s deep-rooted commitment to identifying, educating and nurturing the next generation of diverse business leaders to drive positive change. LBS believes that the business community has an immensely important role in enabling positive change across the world – particularly in the wake of Covid-19. We are therefore delighted to fund this transformational new scholarship.”

Alex Bellotti, Managing Director at One Young World added: "One Young World, in close partnership with London Business School, is thrilled to have launched this first-of-its-kind scholarship. The winner, Kishore, was picked from a highly competitive shortlist and is a brilliant young leader.  We commend him on his outstanding achievements so far and are confident he will go on to achieve great social impact. Congratulations to Kishore — we are all excited to see what comes next!"

Kishore Reddy, said: “I am honoured to receive this first-of-its-kind scholarship. Given the number of amazing applicants, I would like to thank One Young World and LBS for selecting me and for believing in me. I am very excited to be joining LBS soon.

“I believe that the business community has a huge role to play in creating a positive impact on the society and planet especially during times like now. Joining LBS at this time when the world is facing a new crisis would help me gain experience in tackling such difficult situations, making me more resilient. As I embark on this new chapter in my life, I hope to develop my leadership skills to drive positive change for a better future.”


About One Young World, the global forum for young leaders

One Young World is a UK-based not-for-profit organisation that gathers young leaders from around the world at their annual summits.

The 11th annual Summit will take place in Munich, Germany from 22-24 April 2021 when 2000+ talented young leaders from 190+ countries, committed to accelerating social impact, will take part in the conference.

Making progress towards the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals is core to OYW's aims. Delegates participate in four days of speeches, panel debates, networking events and workshops to develop solutions for the world’s most pressing issues.

Speakers at previous summits have included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Justin Trudeau, Sir Richard Branson, Sir Bob Geldof, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Paul Polman, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.