Mansion House Scholarship Scheme


Purpose of the Mansion House Scholarship
The Mansion House Scholarship Scheme was originally established in 1998 to fund scholarships for students and young business executives from overseas to travel to the United Kingdom to study or to undertake training or work experience in the Financial and Professional Services Sector. It has recently been extended to consider applications from those living and working within the United Kingdom. In 2022 an Award will be made to a young person in the initial stages of their career. Previous Scholars have ranged in age from 22 to 35.

Application procedure
The Scheme is administered as a Charitable Trust, with an independent Chairman and five appointed Trustees. Nevertheless the selection of scholars remains in the personal gift of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, and those awarded scholarships are known as Mansion House Scholars. The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales (WLCoW) has been asked to make recommendations about suitable candidates for a scholarship in 2022.

Award value
Awards will vary depending upon the nature of the course being applied for but are usually in the region of £7,500 to £10,000 and are restricted to those applying to study or to undertake training specifically in the Financial and Professional Services sector or in related subjects.

Applications for the 2022 Mansion House Scholarships should be made through the online form Applicants should use the application form and complete it with information concerning family, educational and professional backgrounds, together with an indication of what training is being sought - and why, coupled with academic and professional references as appropriate. Attatchments or any further information should be submitted to the Clerk, Worshipful Livery Company of Wales, 8 The Cloisters, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, LL28 4PW or preferably by email: clerk@liverycompanywales.cymru)

Supporting material
Applicants should forward photocopies of all materials and NOT forward originals.

Further Information
Further details of the Scheme can be found on www.mansionhousescholars.org.uk

Please note
Any involvement in the granting of places at British Universities or in the provision of training vacancies and business placements within UK falls outside the scope of the Scholarship Scheme. Candidates for the scholarship are fully responsible for making their own arrangements to applying for and funding these.


Mansion House Scholarship Scheme
2021 Scholars - Profiles Details

The following Mansion House Scholars will be studying in the United Kingdom in 2021/22

UK – Bristol – Mr Abu Saad Wariah Abu Wariah (aged 22) graduated from the University of Bristol in July 2021 with a First Class Honours degree in Economics. He comes from a Punjabi background, his father having emigrated to Birmingham some 35 years ago.   Abu will have been the first member of his family to get to University and has will take an MSc degree in Finance and Investment at the University of Nottingham, starting in September 2021. He has been nominated by the Society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol
UK Scotland – Miss Andrea Waugh Andrea Rose Waugh (aged 22) comes from Edinburgh. She graduated from Aberdeen University in June 2021 with a First Class Honours degree in Law and moved directly to London to take a post-graduate Legal Practise course at BPP University in Holborn, which started in August 2021. Andrea was nominated by the Royal Company of Merchants of Edinburgh, with whom she has been closely connected for the last few years. She will join Freshfields, as a trainee solicitor on her graduation in February2022.
Nepal – Mr Amigo Khadka Amigo Khadka (aged 29) comes from the City of Lalitpur in Nepal. He is a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College in the US where he took a BA degree in Business Administration. He founded ‘CityCargo’ in 2018 to tackle severe logistic shortages in Nepal and to offer job opportunities to returning migrants from the Gulf States. He also attracted College students from the US to help build classrooms in rural Nepal. He is the first Nepali to have been appointed as a Mansion House Scholar and is currently at the LSE studying for an MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has also been appointed as a Chevening Scholar.
Zimbabwe Mr Takunda Chingonzo Takunda Chingonzo (aged 29) is from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology in 2016 with a Bachelors’ degree in Quantity Surveying. Concerned at the lack of opportunity amongst the disadvantaged in Zimbabwe, he then set up his own Company – ‘Tech Village’ to encourage local innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the young. He is the first scholar from Zimbabwe to have been appointed as a Mansion House Scholar and has joined the University of Warwick to study for an MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Zambia - Miss Sibeso Mofya Sibeso Mofya (aged 26) is from Lusaka. She has worked for Standard Chartered Bank for the last five years. She graduated from Lovely Professional University in Punjab, India with a Bachelors’ degree in Economics. She has represented Zambia in Standard Chartered’s global ‘Futuremakers Programme’ and is increasingly committed to the empowerment of women and to helping the financially disadvantaged in her country. She has been appointed as a Chevening Scholar and is at Reading University studying for an MSc in Finance and Financial Technology. She has also been appointed as a Chevening Scholar.
Panama - Miss Monica Crespo Chanis Monica Crespo (aged 26) comes from Panama City where she manages an NGO called ‘Popularis’, which she established in 2019 to tackle some of the injustices she perceived in the judiciary in her country and to bring about change. She graduated with a Bachelors Law degree in Panama in 2017, followed by spells as an intern in the British Embassy and as an executive assistant to the Minister of Government, before .joining a local Law Firm in 2018. She is taking an MSc in Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation at the LSE. She has been appointed as a Chevening Scholar.
India – Miss Shyamala Sivakumar (aged 32) is an Industrial Engineer currently based in Tiruchirappalli in the State of Tamil Nadu, where she works as a Deputy Manager at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, a power plant equipment manufacturer owned by the Government of India. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Engineering from Anna University in Chennai in 2010, and has been working in system and process improvements of power generation equipment. She has been appointed as a Chevening Scholar and joined Imperial College in. September 2021 to take an MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures
Oman - Mr Yasser Al-Shukairi Yasser Al Shukairi is aged 20 and comes from Bawshar in the Sultanate of Oman. He graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2021with a BA degree (2:1 with Honours) in Business Economics. Since his graduation, he has been working as an intern for two Real Estate Companies in Muscat. He has returned to the University’s Management School to study for an MSc in Finance and Investment Management, which started in September 2021.
India - Mr Ranjith Kumar (appointed 2020) Ranjith Kumar (aged 26) is from Bangalore. He graduated from St Joseph’s College of Commerce in 2016 and then joined KPMG for two years as an Audit Associate. In 2018 he established his own real estate business - Brahmi Realty, specialising in the restructuring of real estate companies who were in financial difficulties. He joined the City University Business School in September 2021 and is studying for an MSc in Corporate Finance

Application Form for the 2022/23 Award to a Person from Wales