Transforming lives through inspirational education
Seriously smart. Never ordinary. Always ambitious
Fuelling women in leadership
Creating spaces in which to excel
Promoting thinking to make the world a better place
We invest in the education of the underprivileged and underrepresented in order to break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequality and develop a new generation of leaders.
Transforming Lives Through Inspirational Education
We sponsor the Laidlaw Schools Trust, a multi-academy trust founded to transform the lives of children and communities in the North of England, through inspirational education. Across LST we educate 5500+ students and employ 850+ teachers and support staff.
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
The Laidlaw Scholars Leadership and Research Programme sponsors scholars in 17 leading universities around the world. It is designed to create a new generation of leaders who care about solving intractable problems; who behave with integrity and are determined to make the world a better place.
Fuelling Women in Leadership
We offer scholarships for women at London Business School and Oxford’s Saïd Business School, providing business education and invaluable networks to women who would not otherwise be in a position to benefit from the opportunities a top-class business degree confers.
NEWS & THINKING
Laidlaw Scholars Ventures Invests $650K in Guava to Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap
[February 9, 2023]—Laidlaw Scholars Ventures has invested $650K in Guava, a digital banking and networking platform by and for Black entrepreneurs, to help narrow the racial wealth gap in the United States. Guava Founder and [...]
Laidlaw Schools Trust Strengthens Board of Trustees with Appointment of AI Expert, Nicola Palmarini
Laidlaw Schools Trust (LST), a multi-academy trust in the North East of England, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicola Palmarini as its newest trustee, effective February 2023. As the current Director of UK's [...]
#NEXTGEN LEADER STORIES
Francisco Salema Oom de Sacadura
Francisco’s ambitious scientific study explored the neuro-mechanisms of pain perception by exposing volunteers to an illusion that produces pain whilst being completely innocuous. His work is currently aiding scientists and medical professionals in the fight against chronic pain.
Georgiana’s research bravely challenged the UK parliament’s exit strategy following NATO’s intervention in Libya in 2011. After sharing her work with the British parliament, Georgina started a global, online student journal: “The Responsibility to Protect”.
Curious about the search for extraterrestrial life, Bijan is investigating where and how possible life on Mars could thrive by looking at extremophiles – microorganisms that flourish in extreme conditions. Astrobiologists believe that these organisms are the key to determining what kind of life could exist on Mars and how to discover it.
Determined to access video materials that would allow her to study how the word “security” was used in the 2016 Austrian presidential election, Bao-Chau travelled to Austria. To continue to develop as an academic and a leader, Bao-Chau has become a mentor for new Laidlaw scholars.
Desmond used the history of Angola as a case study to interrogate Pan Africanism, post/anti/de+colonialism(s), and the Black Radical Tradition. His extraordinary commitment to his work led him to identify a “blindspot” within these fields that he hopes to explore further in his PhD in History and Africana Studies.
Georgina Sánchez Moles
Grateful for her research experience alongisde UCL and the LCF, and inspired by her leadership training, Georgina created the Laidlaw Scholars Network in a fast five weeks, half the Zapnito SaaS platform client average. The expert network now has more than 800 scholars and supervisors as members.