We are delighted to announce a gift of £200,000 from alumnus Dr Richard Lee and the Lees Charitable Foundation to Imperial College Business School. The gift will create the Lee Family – Imperial College Business School Scholarship.
Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, the scholarship programme will fund one full scholarship and maintenance grant per year for three years to students who have graduated from an Imperial College London undergraduate programme.
The scholarship is available for students commencing an MSc Finance, MSc International Management or Full-Time MBA, and who demonstrate exceptional academic merit and/or potential.
The benefactor, Dr Richard Lee, studied at Imperial from 1957 and 1964, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and PhD in chemical engineering. The Lees Charitable Foundation are generous donors to the College and have supported many students to complete their PhDs in medicine and engineering at Imperial.
The first recipient of the scholarship wanted to give back to the same fund that gave him the opportunity to study at Imperial, and gifted £100,000. Dr Richard Lee was so taken by his recipient’s donation, he decided to match any past student’s gift to the fund 2:1.
Dr Richard Lee wanted this gift to encourage graduates of Imperial College London to study at the Business School. He said:
Although I completed my studies in engineering, my lifelong career has been in business at Textile Alliance. I wondered, what can Imperial do to expose students in STEM to business skills? I want this gift to help these students gain grounding in finance and business, which will be beneficial to their professional development.
The Lee Family has a long-standing connection to Imperial and several generations of the family have studied at the College since the 1950s.
We thank the Lees Charitable Foundation for this generous gift and look forward to welcoming the first recipient to the Business School Class of 2019-20.