Edinburgh’s Business School are now offering three LGBT+ scholarships
They’ve partnered with Somewhere EDI
The University of Edinburgh's Business School has joined forces with Somewhere EDI, an LGBT culture and enterprise hub, to provide three Master's level scholarships for LGBT+ students.
Two scholarships places are available on the MSc programme, and one on the MBA programme. Applications are open to any UK, EU or international student able to demonstrate long-lasting commitment to the LGBT+ community.
This is the first LGBT+ scholarship programme of its kind in Scotland, and the second in the UK, following a similar programme at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Peter Flett, Director of MBA programmes at Edinburgh's Business School, said:
"Our scholarship offer and this unique partnership with Somewhere combines to create impactful inclusive business opportunities for the LGBT+ community."
Kathryn Pierce, founder of Somewhere EDI, added:
"It is time for bolder steps towards championing LGBT+ people in every walk of life, and the world of enterprise and entrepreneurship in particular. Running your own business is a risky undertaking at the best of times, but LGBT+ people experience greater personal risks than others, simply for being who they are."
"As well as supporting the economic case for entrepreneurship, this new initiative showcases the right to authenticity, challenging continuing social barriers to inclusion in business spaces."