The Luksic Scholarships for Public Service have been established to support the creation of trained leaders and experts with a public vocation in Chile, based on specific competencies and experiences that allow individuals to generate change in their professional environment.
A total of four scholarships are available. Scuessful awardees will also receive a stipend to assist with living costs for the duration of their studies.
Criteria for the awarding of the Luksic Scholarship for Public Service, entry in 2023
The Luksic Scholarships for Public Service, for entry to the School of Public Policy at LSE, will be assessed by the following criteria:
By the point of submitting their application for funding, applicants must have submitted an application (but not have received the outcome of that application) for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Public Policy (MPP).The MPA in Data Science for Public Policy, and double degrees with Columbia University, University of Toronto and Sciences Po, are excluded.
- MPA applicants must make clear their commitment to spending both years of the degree at LSE rather than spending the second year at one of the SPP’s dual degree partner institutions.
- Applicants must be ordinarily based in Chile.
Applications for funding must demonstrate
- a commitment to public service in the in the applicant’s future career with a compelling rationale for choosing this vocation; and
- their potential to become a future expert and leader in their field, and thereby to generate positive change for Chile; and
- previous academic excellence, evidenced by grades from previous university study and supported by references from previous professors
As part of the application process, applicants must enter a personal statement for the Luksic Scholarship for Public Service. The personal statement must be no more than 3500 characters long, which is equivalent to approximately 500 words.
Preference may be given to those applicants who can can demonstrate a professional background, or other experiences, that strongly suggest potential for innovation and original thinking coupled with demonstrated success.
Preference will be given to those applicants who, without a Luksic Scholarship for Public Service would otherwise lack the financial means to study at the LSE School of Public Policy.
The awarding process will seek to balance applicants from different regional areas of Chile.