The Presidential Scholarship for Black Students 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. 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

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. Thank you for your support.