The scholarship combines the opportunity for students to undertake a unique research project and an innovative leadership development programme.
The scholarship offers the opportunity to conduct an independent research project in summer 1 and a Leadership In Action experience in summer 2 in which scholars will develop, enhance and apply leadership skills developed in the first year of the programme. Scholars can choose from three options: a leadership expedition, a leadership project with an NGO, or implementing their research findings in a community of need to bring about positive change to the area of study.
Each option is designed to ensure that the scholar:
Funding is available during the research project and for the leadership experience. The programme is generously sponsored by Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay.
A high-quality leadership development programme is also provided to the selected students over an 18-month period, enabling scholars to develop strong leadership skills and greater self-awareness.