New scholarship fund for postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics

  • Luksic Scholars Foundation announced a new scholarship fund for up to 10 Chilean beneficiaries per year who have already been admitted to the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics.
  • The university will be in charge of the students’ admissions and the distribution of financial aid from the fund provided by the Foundation.

With the aim of fostering leadership and contributing to the development of individuals, Luksic Scholars Foundation announced in August the creation of a new scholarship fund, supported by the Luksic family, at one of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The fund, intended for Chilean students admitted to the School of Public Policy of the LSE, whether in the Master of Public Administration (MPA), or the Master of Public Policy (MPP), will provide financial aid for up to 10 beneficiaries per year.

Both master’s programs have a special focus on public policy and administration, taking into consideration a global perspective and placing emphasis on training professionals in applied economics, statistics and quantitative methods, political science, political philosophy, and other social sciences.

The Executive Director of the Luksic Scholars Foundation, Jeff Swiryn, points out that “with this new scholarship fund at LSE we emphasize our interest in promoting opportunities for Chileans to pursue advanced degrees at some of the best universities in the world.”

Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy at the LSE, stated that “we look forward to welcoming the first generation of Luksic Scholars to our school. This is an extraordinary opportunity for young men and women with a strong commitment to public service to acquire the skills and know-how they will then put to work improving lives and livelihoods in Chile.”

LSE is in the stage of defining its candidates. The university is in charge of the admissions of its students and the distribution of financial aid, and these decisions are made exclusively and independently after the evaluation of each case, since it is a needs-based award.

This opportunity will be available to some of the candidates who are currently being evaluated by the university, and also for the next academic session, 2021-2022, whose applications cycle will be stipulated by LSE.

With this new scholarship fund, Luksic Scholars Foundation has now consolidated 20 programs to date that offer study opportunities for outstanding students and professionals mainly from Chile.