The Vanessa Dekou Scholarship for Scientists

Type of funding:





Vanessa Dekou



No of awards:

1 award

Application deadline:

No fixed deadline

Please indicate your interest in this scholarship on your application form.


The Vanessa Dekou Scholarship for Scientists awards one MBA student with £25,000 towards their tuition fees.

Vanessa Dekou is a Business School alumnus who studied on the Cambridge MBA in 2002. She is a scientist and entrepreneur with a PhD in Cardiovascular Genetics and an extensive career trajectory in the biopharmaceutical and biotech industries. Vanessa is a great believer that education creates opportunities and the aspiration is to assist scientists educated at Masters/PhD level to pursue an MBA and advance their business understanding and credentials to become the next generation of leaders and contribute to advances in science.

Eligibility criteria

Awarded based on academic excellence demonstrated through degree results, GMAT or GRE score, and performance at interview. This Scholarship is open to candidates with a Masters and/or PhD education level.

This scholarship is open to candidates with a scientific background (biology, chemistry, physics, medicine etc) and priority will be given to Greek nationals and to those experiencing financial hardship.

Evidence of financial background will be required at application, including 3 months of bank statements from the account that salary is paid into.

How to apply

No fixed deadline, however, we cannot guarantee the availability of this scholarship in later application rounds so early application is recommended.

If you are invited to interview, you can apply for this scholarship by submitting a covering letter outlining your suitability for the scholarship, in line with the eligibility criteria, as well as financial evidence.

Further details

The recipient of this scholarship is expected to be an ambassador for the Cambridge MBA, working closely with the marketing, recruitment and alumni teams to support and attract future candidates onto the programme as well as future scholarship donors.