The Alumni MPP Scholarship has been launched to help support yet more exceptional future public leaders to join our community. It is an opportunity for us all to join together in support of the mission we all share.

You know the powerful mix of experiences and perspectives that the School offers. And you have experienced first-hand the global influence of our community and the positive impact they are having on the world.

As the School marks its tenth anniversary, this is our opportunity to come together so another future leader can join our community.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How can I give?

    You can give online through the giving portal, by bank transfer, or by cheque. If you would like to discuss other forms of giving or what options there may be to make a gift tax-efficiently from beyond the UK or US please do get in touch.

  • I know someone else who might be able to support this scholarship – can I share this opportunity with them?

    Yes, please do! This scholarship is focused on the School community and getting as many people as possible involved, so please do share the link with others. If you think you might know of an individual, foundation, or another organisation that might be able to provide significant support to this or another scholarship please do get in touch with the Development team.

  • How will the scholarship be awarded?

    The Alumni MPP Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding candidate who has been assessed against three key criteria:

    • Academic excellence
    • Track record in public service
    • Experience in leadership and impact

    The scholarship will also be awarded based on genuine financial need. After an offer to study on the MPP has been made students will complete a questionnaire to identify their need for support. This will include looking at their income, how much they would require to join us, and offer candidates the opportunity to highlight disadvantages they have encountered.

  • How much is a full scholarship?

    In 2024–25 a full scholarship will be around £69,000. If more than one full scholarship is raised then the School will make one full award and any remaining funds will be used to support other exceptional candidates.

  • When will the scholarship be awarded?

    The scholarship will be awarded for the 2024–25 academic year.

  • How can I contact the Development team at the Blavatnik?

    For further details about the Alumni MPP Scholarship, please contact Eleanor Mottram, Development Manager, at

  • Why is the School launching this appeal?

    At the founding of the School, our Dean Ngaire Woods set the goal that no applicant should forego a place at the School for lack of finance. We have made great strides towards that goal but – to our great regret – each year there are great candidates who cannot take up their place, and others who endure great hardship while they are on course due to their financial constraints.

    Your gift would help another brilliant candidate to take up their place at the School and would send the strongest possible signal to potential donors that the School community is doing everything in our power to make it possible for all those we select to join the programme.