The Sainsbury Management Fellowship MBA scholarship is open to talented young engineers with leadership potential who are keen to complement their technical qualifications with essential business skills including finance, economics and strategy.
The Sainsbury Management Fellows (SMF) scholarship was established 30 years ago by Lord Sainsbury who recognised that there were fewer engineers in British boardrooms compared to the boardrooms in other thriving economies. The SMF scholarship was set up to address this by providing an opportunity for engineers of high career potential to study full-time for a MBA at one of the world’s top business schools.
Each scholarship has a financial value of £30,000 towards tuition fees at one of 14 participating business schools around the world and there are 10 scholarships available to engineers in 2018.
Today, there are over 330 Sainsbury Management Fellows who have since gone on to establish businesses worth £4.5 billion and have created 18,000 jobs. The Sainsbury Management Fellows Alumni provides lifelong support for its Fellows. Each Fellow can tap into the network at any time for advice or mentoring and many of the Fellows have gone on to support and mentor young engineers.
The scholarships are funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, a charitable organisation that aims to strengthen science and engineering skills within the UK workforce.
Scholarship applicants should ideally have Chartered Engineer status (or equivalent) or be making substantial progress towards it. Applicants would usually have 4-10 years professional experience post-degree.
If you are looking at enhancing your business potential and leadership skills and would like to find out more about the SMF scholarships, please visit the Sainsbury Management Fellowship website. As an equal opportunities organisation, SMF welcomes applications from candidates from all walks of life.