The Presidential Scholarship for Students of Black Heritage
The Presidential Scholarship for Students of Black Heritage was established to improve access and opportunity for Black students at Imperial. The scholarship provides support for students from departments with an underrepresentation of Black students and is part of the College's £5 million commitment to scholarships for minority and underrepresented students from the UK. We are seeking philanthropic partners to match this funding and help us go even further to ensure access to an Imperial education.
It 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
Impact of giving
Education to me is a master key that unlocks many doors in society that I would not have been privy to otherwise. Imperial is a pioneer in the fields of technology, science and engineering and I am so happy to have the opportunity to study here.
- Samuel Albert-Antwi, Lara & Biodun Olanrewaju Scholar