Oxford University launches scholarship scheme for black Britons

Oxford University has announced its first scholarship for disadvantaged black British students. It will be funded by US entrepreneur Arlan Hamilton, who created the Backstage Capital fund for start-ups run by under-represented founders. The BBC reports.

The Oxford-Arlan Hamilton and Earline Butler Sims Scholarship will start in 2020 and run for three years.

Each successful applicant will have their fees and living costs paid for a three-year undergraduate degree.

She said: “‘I just really want someone who didn’t or wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go to this university to do so.

“I want them to be truly nurtured and able to focus on themselves, instead of worrying about the things, that perhaps, I have had to worry about in the past – like how you are going to pay your rent, while trying to get an education.”

“I want them to be able to focus on the things that fuel and give them life.”

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