Oxford Leadership Scholarship Essay

The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship and the Miami University Academic Scholars Program

In 2011, the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship was created at Miami University by the generosity of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and award exceptional students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service and innovation. This collaboration with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation funds full tuition, fees, room and board scholarships, and up to $10,000 that will support academic pursuits such as study abroad or research opportunities.

Stamps Scholars are chosen from top applicants selected for Miami’s University Academic Scholars Program. Designed for the best and brightest minds from around the globe, the University Academic Scholars Program offers the Stamps Scholars community unique opportunities to enhance their undergraduate experience. In addition to the scholarship and stipend, Stamps Scholars enjoy numerous benefits exclusive to the University Academic Scholars Program. These include invitation-only receptions with Miami University President David Hodge, mentorship by top faculty and personalized academic advising, designated study room and special borrowing privileges with the University Libraries, designated seminars with other Scholars, and unique opportunities to engage with guest speakers and lecturers.

Miami University uses the Common Application for admission purposes.

To read more about the Scholarships at Miami University, click here.

For further information please visit our website at http://www.miamioh.edu/admission
Tel: (513) 529-2531
Email: admission@miamioh.edu

University of Oxford Postgraduate Scholarships 2018/19 (Apply for Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme)

Deadline: January 8 or 19, 2018

Applications are now open for the Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme for Full-time graduate degrees at the University of Oxford. This scholarship is part of the Oxford Graduate Scholarships, which were established through a ground-breaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world.

The University contributes 40% of the funds for these scholarships, together with 60% from generous donations provided by supporters of the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, including Fondation Hoffmann. Fondation Hoffmann is a Swiss-based grant making institution supporting the emergence and expansion of concrete projects which address global problems in today’s societies. The programme was established in 2015 thanks to generous donations from multiple donors to mark the 95th birthday of Lord Weidenfeld. Up to 20 awards would be granted.

The Leadership Programme

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Leadership Programme is a unique programme designed to train future leaders. All Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholars are required to participate fully in the programme, which consists of around 160 hours of bespoke training.

The Leadership Programme includes:

  • an annual Induction and Robin Hambro Moral Philosophy Seminar – including moderated discussions and workshops on political philosophy and leadership development;
  • practical skills training, including presentation and interview skills, examination and revision techniques, essay and op-ed (‘opposite the editorial page’) writing;
  • a Leadership Forum at the end of the academic year with high profile professionals from business, politics and the non-profit sector;
  • alumni mentoring and numerous networking opportunities throughout the year; and
  • a pro bono project, in which scholars perform public service in a manner of their choosing.

The Scholarship

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,553). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.


You must be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford.

Please review the information below to see the complete list of eligible courses.  You must also be ordinarily resident in one of the eligible countries listed.

  • You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholars.
  • You should be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level.
  • The above qualities will be assessed during the selection process, including using your graduate application form, your Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Questionnaire and (if relevant) your interview.
  • This scholarship is not open to applications from candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2018-19.


In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. See the Courses page for the deadline applicable to your course.

You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Statement  and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.

For more information, visit, Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships.

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