Lara and Biodun Olanrewaju Scholarship

Scholarship overview

  • Degree level


  • Value

    £18,000 per academic year towards tuition fees, with any remaining funds to support with living costs

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status

    Home, Overseas

  • Mode of study

    Full time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    26/05/2023 Closed

  • Additional information

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Lara and Biodun Olanrewaju scholarship, candidates must:
  • Plan to commence a four-year undergraduate degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering or the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2023/24
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic merit and/or potential
  • and be in one of the following ethnic heritages (or their equivalent in the respective application systems):
    • Black – African
    • Black – Caribbean
    • Black – Other
    • Mixed – White and Black African
    • Mixed White and Black Caribbean
    • Other Mixed background – including Black African, Black Caribbean or Other Black background

Please note: This scholarship is not available to continuing students.

Application process

To apply for the Lara and Biodun Olanrewaju scholarship, you need to: 
  • Apply to one of our 2023 four-year undergraduate courses in the Department of Mechanical Engineering or the Department of Electrical Engineering and receive an offer of a place for 2023 entry by 23:59 (UK local time) on 26 May 2023
  • Complete the Lara and Biodun Olanrewaju application form by 23.59 (UK local time) on 26 May 2023

Additional information


Applicants will be assessed on academic merit or potential through the standard admission process. 


The scholarship value is £18,000 per academic year. This will be applied towards your tuition fee balance first, with any remaining funding paid directly to you to support living costs. 

Outcome of the Award:

The successful candidates will be notified by email no later than 31 July 2023. If you have not heard from us by this date, please assume you have been unsuccessful in your application.


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