Graduation at LSE

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The LSE Regular Giving programme enables students to reach their ambitions.

Personally having received a scholarship, I feel I have a responsibility to make a difference whenever I can.
Rohan Krishniah

The Regular Giving programme helps LSE to maintain its status as a world class university.

The generosity of alumni, govenors, staff and friends of LSE enables the Regular Giving programme to play a key role at the School.

As an alum of the Department of Management you can choose to direct your donation to the Department via the LSE Regular Giving programme. In the past, donations have helped us to ensure that the brightest minds, irrespective of financial circumstances, are able to study at LSE by offering full or partial scholarship awards.

If you wish to make a donation to support our efforts via the annual fund, you can do so online. Please remember to select 'Academic Department' and then 'Management'.

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Read real life stories from those who've received scholarships and donated themselves:

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Making LSE Possible: An interview with a scholarship recipient

Rohan Krishniah graduated in 2010 after completing the MSc in Management, and is now AVP in the Credit Restructuring Advisory Group for Barclays.

What did the scholarship enable you to do?

The scholarship has assisted me tremendously and I will always be grateful to its donors (Markit) and the LSE. During the program – the scholarship allowed me to focus on my course and enjoy the several amazing facets of LSE life. I had time to take part in extracurricular activities, make great friends and explore different career opportunities without worrying too much about finances. I was able to go on exchange to Paris with the CEMS program and expand my personal and professional network while experiencing a different culture and country.

In what ways did the scholarship support you in achieving your professional/personal ambitions?

The immediate way a scholarship helps you after graduation is that it leaves you with little or no student debt at the start of your career. This gives you immense flexibility and freedom to make the right professional choices. You are definitely in a better place than if you were indebted towards anyone. Also it is much easier to start saving and working towards achieving other financial goals.

Why do you think it is important to provide scholarships?

Personally having received a scholarship, I feel I have a responsibility to make a difference whenever I can. When donors contribute towards a scholarship, not only are they being generous and kind; they are also fostering goodwill in society by granting opportunities to students they do not know but trust will do well in the future. It is an exciting prospect that even a little support may have a grand unforeseen positive impact as the next big talent or leader could be just one scholarship away.  

If you are inspired by Rohan’s story, please donate to the LSE Annual Fund so we can support more students achieve their ambitions in the future.

 

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Real Life Impact: Insights from a donor and a scholarship student

Professor Patrick Flood (left) is an LSE alumnus and fund donor. Discover how donations such as his can help Management students like Jessy.

“The scholarship helped me in so many ways” said scholarship recipient, Jessy Zumaeta. Originally from Chile, Jessy moved to London and studied in the Department of Management thanks to the help of a scholarship award.

Jessy enrolled onto the Human Resources and Organisations programme and was able to access high-quality teaching otherwise unavailable to her. She states “I was able to learn state of the art approaches in my field of study”. Professor Patrick Flood – a management alumnus and scholarship donor – agreed about the impact such funding can have, and told us that “scholarships open doors and change lives”.

Jessy graduated in 2016 with a distinction, but the benefits of her scholarship didn’t stop there. Now an LSE alumna, Jessy found herself part of what she calls “a strong and lasting network of enthusiastic and brilliant professionals”. 

Currently working at the University of Chile as Director of Executive and Organisational Development, Jessy spoke to us about the importance of receiving an LSE scholarship. She affirmed that it “provides the necessary drive to achieve ambitious personal and professional goals”. For Jessy, this was all made possible by the award – something Professor Flood echoed. “I would encourage alumni to support the Department of Management with its global ethos and world class faculty” he told us.