Louis-Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship

Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship

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The Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme Scheme supports outstanding postgraduate students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America.

Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risks to health worldwide. It is for this reason the Louis Dreyfus Foundation has been created. Its mission is to support initiatives that improve nutrition and food security in developing regions. Through education, research and other means the Foundation hopes to enhance people’s lives and create a more sustainable planet. The Louis Dreyfus Foundation is participating in various initiatives to support this mission, among them there is the Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme.

The Louis Dreyfus - Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme is part of the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme which cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals with the opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford in conjunction with access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

Award Criteria

  1. Eligible candidates must hold an undergraduate degree and be an ordinary resident of a country in Africa, Asia or South America.
  2. Candidates should be intending to return to their countries or regions of origin once their courses are completed.
  3. The Louis Dreyfus - Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme targets future leaders pursuing diverse careers within the agro-business sector with a focus on improving food security and sustainability. Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest in serving the global community through their chosen field of work, including but not limited to, agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economic, public and foreign policy.
  4. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives, explaining how they see their professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in their countries of origin or at a wider regional or international level.

How to Apply

Please see the University website for details of how to apply for the Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship.