Carole Stone Foundation Scholarship 2019

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We are delighted to announce that longstanding One Young World Counsellor, Carole Stone CBE, will again sponsor a young leader to participate in the One Young World Summit – this year in London – through The Carole Stone Foundation. Carole believes that connecting people, exchanging ideas and building friendships around the world is essential to help make a fairer society.

This year’s iteration of the Carole Stone Foundation Scholarship seeks to support a young leader who is making an impact for SDG15: Life on Land.

Human life depends on the earth as much as the ocean for our sustenance and livelihoods. Plant life provides 80 percent of the human diet, and we rely on agriculture as an important economic resource. Forests cover 30 percent of the Earth’s surface, provide vital habitats for millions of species, and important sources for clean air and water, as well as being crucial for combating climate change.

If you are taking action to reduce the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity this the Scholarship is for you.

Scholars will receive:

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2019 in London
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 22 and 25 (inclusive) October, 2019
  • The cost of travel to and from London (flights in economy)
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue
  • Summit hand-outs and support materials

Who can apply?

  • Nationals of all countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship
  • Evidenced impact towards the targets of SDG15.
  • Aged 18-30*

*Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.


The application deadline has now passed

About Carole Stone CBE

A One Young World Counsellor since the first Summit in 2010, Carole was for many years the producer of BBC Radio 4’s flagship current affairs discussion programme Any Questions?

Since leaving the BBC, Carole has worked as a freelance journalist and broadcaster and as a media consultant to chairmen and chief executives of major British companies. 

She’s the author of Networking – the art of making friends. 

In April 2007 Carole became Managing Director of YouGovStone Ltd, a joint venture with the global market research company YouGov plc, where she established the YouGovStone think tank – a global panel of over 5,000 people who are leaders in their field. Currently Carole is the Director Influencer Relations at YouGov. 

In November 2011 Carole was voted Britain’s Best Connected Woman by the Institute of Directors Director magazine and O2.

In June 2014 Carole was made a Senior Fellow of Regent’s University London.  In June 2015 Carole was appointed CBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to market research and charity.

She is Chairman of the Ambassadors of the Tutu Foundation UK, which works through mediation to prevent and resolve conflict, often working with the police and street gangs.

Carole is the patron of Cairn – leading the way to end domestic abuse. Cairn has a very active youth network.