Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford earlier this month announced the creation of a new scholarship to help support MBA students from the technology sector, made possible thanks to a generous gift from a global telecommunications firm.
Zamir Telecom will give Saïd £15,000 (approximately $24,500) per year for three years, which will fund one scholarship each year. The Zamir Telecom MBA Scholarship is open to applicants from an emerging economy (in Africa, Asia or the Middle East) or to those from other countries who have an interest in technological advancement in emerging economies.
Zamir Telecom hopes the new scholarship will allow individuals from these regions – which it views as future hubs for innovation – to connect with the organization, realize their potential through the Oxford MBA and emerge as future leaders in the sector. In addition to scholarship funds, each recipient will also qualify for a paid internship at Zamir Telecom and a one-year employment contract upon graduation.
Saïd Dean Peter Tufano expressed his appreciation to Zamir Telecom for its gift and its focus on students from emerging economies. “There are many talented young people around the world and this gift will enable us to open up the opportunity for them to make connections they would otherwise never make and go on to shape the future of technology provision in the emerging economies,” he said in a statement.