The Lenox-Conyngham Scholarship was established in 2015 by the Anton Edward Bonner Schefer Foundation. It is an Anglo-American Exchange programme between two of the most prestigious universities in the world: Trinity College, Cambridge and the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia.

The University of Cambridge is regularly ranked as one of the top 5 universities in the world. The University is collegiate and Trinity College, established in 1546 has a fine tradition of educating future leaders. It is an intellectually inspiring place with a diverse community welcoming students from all over the world.

The McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia is rated as having one of the top undergraduate business programmes in the United States - over the last 10 years it has been ranked as the #1 or #2 in the U.S, by Bloomberg Businessweek and Poets&Quants. It is rated especially highly by alumni for job prospects, and the quality of the programme, and its teaching receives very strong endorsements.

Each year the scholarship, provides two graduates, one from the UK and one from the US, with a fully-funded opportunity to further extend their studies on a Masters programme in a fresh subject matter and a different cultural environment across the Atlantic.

One graduate, preferably an Arts one, from Trinity College Cambridge is offered the opportunity to broaden their learning through immersion in the field of commerce, by undertaking a Master of Science in Commerce at McIntire School of Commerce. Additionally a McIntire graduate is given an opportunity to develop their strategic wisdom through the further study of a Masters course in Arts or Humanities at Trinity College Cambridge.

By offering these unique opportunities to enrich learning, the scholarship seeks to foster wise, thoughtful well-rounded citizens and future leaders as well as serving to help strengthen the long-standing tradition of the great Anglo-American friendship.

Feedback from previous scholars


Xavier Bisits

"It is thanks to this programme that I found a job in consultancy that I very much enjoy which has taken me from Dublin to Arkansas and a home in Washington DC."

- Xavier Bisits
McIntire School of Commerce 2017

Ozair Ahmad

"Outside of the classroom, the most significant aspect of my Cambridge experience was meeting a hugely diverse array of people from around the world."

- Ozair Ahmad
Trinity College Cambridge 2019