The Weidenfeld Scholars Program was established in 2007. The program "aims to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow primarily from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa by providing outstanding university graduates and young professionals with the opportunity to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford." Scholars also participate in leadership training, long-term mentoring and networking (including work-placements, pro-bono projects and involvement in a high-level speaker and seminar series).
Each year approximately 40-45 scholars are named (5 of which will be from the US). The award covers all university and college fees, and cost of living.
Applicants for the Weidenfeld Scholars program must:
Applicants for the Weidenfeld Scholars Program must first apply to Oxford, and in addition, complete a questionnaire and supporting statement in order to be considered for the scholarship. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an expenses-paid interview weekend in Oxford in early May.