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Realising Potential


An LSE education is a life-changing experience, its effect felt throughout the recipient’s future.

Realising potential means us fulfilling our pledge to dramatically widen participation in university education, broaden our population of exceptional students and provide an outstanding environment and experience for all students in which they can succeed and flourish.

In doing so we will continue to increase the number of young people who go on to use the education, training and culture that they shared in at LSE to lead the way in bettering society. Together, we can continue to expand the support available to all members of our student community. Your investment in our scholarship, widening participation and innovative learning programmes is a life-changing gift; both for young people who benefit from your generosity and for you.

Join us

Your support and belief in exceptional young people will enable us to offer the unique LSE experience, teaching environment and open horizons beyond to all talented students, regardless of background or financial circumstances. Your gift could have a particularly powerful impact in encouraging under-represented groups to pursue their passions at LSE and in ensuring that all students fully benefit from their time with us.

We would particularly welcome gifts towards:

  • scholarships and bursaries for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students that open up the possibilities of an LSE education to all, and equip tomorrow’s change makers with the highly-complex social science tools required to tackle the world’s most pressing issues
  • widening participation programmes that enable us to engage with talented school pupils from under-represented groups and set them on a life-changing path
  • teaching and learning initiatives, such as LSE LIFE and the PhD Academy, which support all students to achieve excellence in learning and life while at LSE, and to attain their post-study ambitions, both in their future careers and in life beyond.



"You can rest assured that by sponsoring a student, not only have you changed that person’s life, but you have also empowered them with the ability to change many more."
Simba Chiguma (BSc Economics 2011), Former Delbridge Scholarship Recipient


“I was given a small bursary in 1992 when it was tough to make ends meet – it was a key factor in enabling me to stay at LSE and finish my degree. I appreciate as much as anyone the critical nature of giving to those who may need assistance.”
Simon Morris (BSc Geography 1993), LSE Benefactor, establishing donor of the Goldman Sachs – Simon Morris Scholarships


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