Deadline – January 31, 2019
The Pershing Square Foundation supports Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship with an aim to aid exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact. It is committed to supporting areas such as economic development, education, healthcare, justice and the arts.
The Pershing Square Foundation’s gift of £4.5m will endow the scholarships in perpetuity. The University of Oxford has provided a further £3m under the Oxford Graduate Scholarship Matched Fund, taking the total funding to £7.5m.
In 2006, Bill and Karen Ackman founded The Pershing Square Foundation (PSF) to support exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact across the globe. In the decade since, PSF has committed $400 million in grants and social investments across a number of fields, including health and medicine, education, economic development and social justice. By investing in pioneering individuals, non-profits and mission-driven companies who dare to re-imagine the possible, PSF has helped to bring about important breakthroughs, from cancer research and small-scale agriculture to criminal justice reform and educational opportunities for young people in communities around the world. Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship is one such initiative.
Born and raised in New York City, Karen Ackman graduated from Vassar College and received a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University. She is a landscape architect and artist who has focused her career on public work as a designer for the Central Park Conservancy, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Judith Heintz Landscape Architecture. She serves on the boards of Friends of the High Line, Human Rights Watch and Vassar College.
Location: United Kingdom
Scholarships are awarded to individuals with:
Eligible Regions: Open for All.
Source – YOUTH OPPORTUNITY