Browns Restaurants is helping to fund a scheme to help hospitality students pay their way through the Cambridge MBA course.
It has linked up with Cambridge University's business school, the Judge Institute of Management Studies, to launch a scholarship to meet the £20,000 cost of a one-year MBA course.
The scheme, which runs for five years, is aimed at UK students who have worked in hospitality or tourism for at least three years. Each year it will be awarded in full to a single successful candidate or split between two. The deadline for applications is 31 March, with the next course set to begin in September.
Jeremy Mogford, founder of the restaurant chain, said: "Cambridge has been marvellous to Browns over the past 11 years, so we are more than delighted to give something back. We look forward to a strong and fruitful partnership with the university for many years."