This initiative marks the beginning of a series of scholarships that we plan to roll out across our established partner universities.

Brian Norton, Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman says:

“We are delighted to announce the launch of our new scholarship programme with Cranfield University. Financial worries should never be a barrier to a great education and at Future Finance we are dedicated to helping more students than ever before achieve their dream of a high-quality university education.

“These new grants will enable ambitious students at Cranfield to reach their goals for years to come. I for one am very much looking forward to hearing about the successes Dr Arun and others at Cranfield and beyond.”

Cranfield University have selected Dr. Arun Shanti, an ongoing MBA student at Cranfield university as the first recipient. We’re delighted to support Arun on his educational journey.


About Arun

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I was born in the West Midlands and am of North Indian descent.  I began my career working in sales for global pharmaceutical companies. I subsequently gained a Doctorate in Psychology (specialising in Children and Education) from the prestigious Tavistock Clinic in London.  Since then I have pursued my passion for entrepreneurship and am currently running my own small psychological consultancy company based on Harley Street.  The company works with individuals, groups and organisations.

What does the Future Finance scholarship award mean to you?

It means a lot! Having a family to support always puts a squeeze on finances but this excellent award is enabling me to take up this immense opportunity of working towards an Executive MBA in an internationally renowned business school.

What are you most looking forward to at Cranfield University and what are your ambitions?

The chance to learn, grow and develop within a globally diverse group of people. I always like to keep an open perspective to things that may come my way but my dream ambition would be to found a company that is scalable on a global level.

What Cranfield representatives say about our partnership and the scholarship

Ian Sibbald, Director of Finance, Cranfield University, comments:

“Cranfield University is always seeking novel funding options for students to undertake specialist postgraduate education at Cranfield University.

“Future Finance fits the bill as an ideal partner with its innovative approach to student loans that allows Cranfield students to achieve a great education.”

Sam Goodwin, Student Funding Officer, Cranfield University, adds:

“The Future Finance Scholarship is invaluable in allowing recipients to concentrate on achieving the best results by reducing the distractions of financial pressures that self-funding students face.”


If you would like to find out more about the scholarship or university partnerships in general, please contact our Partner Team at partner@futurefinance.com