Applications for 2017 Oxford Summer School Foundation Scholarships are now open!

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Scholarship Overview

In partnership with retailTrust, Oxford Summer School are once again delighted to offer six fully funded and six 50% funded retail management training and development scholarships to the Foundation 2016, taking place 27 June - 1 July at St.Catherine's College, Oxford.

The aim of the scholarship programme is to enable people in retail and associated trades to reach their potential and fulfil their aspirations at work and in their own lives. 

Applicants will be expected to tell us what they want to achieve by attending the specified Oxford Summer School. Applicants must be employed by, or be the owner/manager of a small or medium sized retailer, with fewer than 5,000 employees per organisation.

Billiejo Carlisle-Ogden, Seven Stories, The National Centre for Childrens Books, Foundation Scholar 

"I can not express how beneficial I found the course. It has led to a more productive me and my team, being able to challenge both positive and negative situations both with staff and customers and drive the business forward."

How to apply

To apply for the Foundation scholarship, please click the link below and complete the online application form.


Applications for the scholarship will close 5.00pm 22nd April 2016.


Retail Trust is the only charity that looks after the needs of 3 million people working in retail and currently provides grants and services of approximately £1.5 million per annum to people who are working in or have worked in the retail industry or associated businesses. A key part of this is education and support for the development of today's retailers.

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