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Help for business students.

DURHAM University Business School is once again offering a chance to win a full-fee scholarship for its full-time MBA programme.

Worth PS25,000, the FD Ellis Scholarship is named in memory of the father of Dr David Ellis, a former Durham University student.

Dr Ellis is now a leading international economics expert and managing director in top London business advisory firm FTI's Economic Consulting.

The FD Ellis Scholarship will enable one successful candidate to benefit from the prestigious Durham MBA, which attracts an experienced and diverse mix of students from a range of professional backgrounds and nationalities.

Mia Orcullo, from Manila in the Philippines, was the recipient of last year's FD Ellis scholarship. She said: "When I received a call from Dr David Ellis in person I was so surprised and overwhelmed that all I could say was 'thank you'.

"I was really hoping to get the scholarship because without it, my family and I would have been hard-pressed to raise the necessary funds.

"After completing the Durham MBA program, I hope to bring my project management and business development experience to organisations committed to social development, particularly those working in poverty reduction."

This is the fifth scholarship that Dr Ellis has supported in this way. He said: "My father was a self-made man who went straight into work in the days when boys at the age of 15 were called to do so.

"He built up and ran his own business and I feel I learned a great deal from him and his hard-working ethic."

Rob Dixon, Dean of the School, said: "We are extremely pleased to, once again, have David Ellis on board, enabling us to offer this scholarship. "This type of provision will further ensure our students have the opportunity to experience a first-class learning environment."

Deadline for scholarship applications is midnight on April 22. Applicants can download full information from the Durham University Business School website at

Without the scholarship, my family and I would have been hard-pressed to raise the necessary funds
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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 2, 2013
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