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Celebrating 15 years of the Sainsbury Bursary Scheme

12 July 2012

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Cambridge Judge Business School to host a celebratory dinner on 12 July to thank the Monument Trust for its support Cambridge Judge …

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Cambridge Judge Business School to host a celebratory dinner on 12 July to thank the Monument Trust for its support

Cambridge Judge Business School is proud to be celebrating 15 years of the Sainsbury Bursary Scheme, which has allowed more than 45 professionals from the charitable and voluntary sectors to study for a Cambridge MBA.

The celebration will begin with a wine reception at Cambridge Judge Business School on 12 July and Joe Saxton from NfP Synergy will give a talk, focusing on the potential role of the School and the University in helping to develop the not-for-profit sector. This will be followed by a dinner at St John’s College.

Alan Bookbinder from the Monument Trust, which awards the Sainsbury bursaries each year, will be attending the event, along with around 20 Sainsbury Scholars from previous, current and forthcoming years, and faculty and staff members from Cambridge Judge Business School. Selected members of the UK Charity Sector, including representatives from Comic Relief and Ashoka, will also be present.

Mr Bookbinder commented:

The Monument Trust supports the Sainsbury Scholars on the MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School because it wants to help improve the professional business skills in the voluntary sector and equip charities to respond to the increasing strategic and financial challenges they face. The trustees also see benefits in exposing each cohort of Cambridge MBA students to the approaches and values of the voluntary sector, which the Sainsbury Scholars bring to the course as they study alongside their peers.”

Conrad Chua, Head of MBA Recruitment and Admissions at Cambridge Judge Business School, commented:

The Cambridge MBA is indebted to the Monument Trust for its support of the Sainsbury Bursary. Sainsbury Scholars have enriched the learning of other MBAs through their contributions in the classroom, and they continue to be an inspiration to us all.”

The Sainsbury Scholars go on to make varied and worthwhile contributions after their Cambridge MBA. To highlight a few:

Andrew Hanson set up Mattoo (Men against the Trafficking of Others) – an innovative and highly effective international approach to combatting human trafficking.

Anna Kim, who after working in international development at Oxfam, is now studying for a PhD at Cambridge Judge Business School; exploring issues around fair trade and supply chains.

Paul Herbertson at Flora and Fauna is working in the field of environmental markets to develop investment in conservation.

David Saunders is Chief Information Support Officer at the United Nations OCHA that coordinates Humanitarian Relief efforts.

Robyn Hudson is a Managing Director for a Health Education Innovation Cluster in London.

Becky Schutt provides strategy consultancy services to a wide range of arts organisations including museums, performing arts and festivals.

The Sainsbury Bursary Scheme provides Cambridge MBA bursaries for students from the charitable or voluntary sectors who need financial aid to help fund their MBAs. There are up to five bursaries awarded each year, worth either £14,000 or £28,000 towards the cost of the MBA fees.