The Presidential Scholarship for Black Students was established to improve access and opportunity for Black students at Imperial.

As part of the College's £5 million commitment to scholarships for minority and underrepresented students from the UK, the scholarship will support one Master’s and one undergraduate student with Home Fee status from each Faculty. The first recipients of the award will be selected in the academic year 2022. As part of this scholarship, wrap around support will be provided for the students including mentoring advice and guidance.

We continue to seek support from alumni and friends to match this funding and help us go even further to ensure access to an Imperial education.

The Presidential Scholarship for Black Students follows the Lara & Biodun Olanrewaju Scholarship in fostering the College’s commitment to providing financial support to outstanding students from all backgrounds, and helping remove barriers to studying at a world-leading institution. We realise that we are currently failing to attract and retain sufficient numbers of Black students, and are determined to resolve this. This initiative is part of a wider strategy to tackle racial inequality at Imperial.

“We are a university committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. I am determined to not just talk about solidarity, but to listen to all members of our community so that we are better placed to enact change. We all have the responsibility and opportunity to contribute our excellence toward addressing racial inequality and injustice.  We can all do more and we will.” President Alice Gast

We are pleased that the Presidential Scholarship for Black Students will provide transformative support to many talented recipients, with the generous help of our College community. We hope you will consider making a donation to the scholarship fund, which will make a tremendous difference to the lives of our students as they pursue excellence at Imperial and in their future careers.

You can make your gift using the links below. You can also contact Kathryn McNeill at to discuss other opportunities. Thank you for your support.