These awards, are available to UK undergraduates of Black African and Caribbean heritage who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme is funded by the generosity of Dr Ateh Jewel, an award-winning journalist and diversity advocate.
The Dr Ateh Jewel Foundation Awards will provide a one-off payment of £3,300 to three students for 2023 entry. A further three awards will be available in 2024.
Am I eligible?
|Nationality and Residency:||Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and of Black African or Caribbean heritage (including applicants of mixed race with Black African or Black Caribbean heritage)|
|Level of study:||Undergraduate. Applications will not be considered from those applying for a second undergraduate degree.|
|Year of study:||New students|
|Subject:||All subjects in the course listing|
The scholarship, available to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, will be awarded taking into account the following criteria:
What does it cover?
|Number:||Three awards will be available for 2023 entry|
How do I apply?
- Applications for 2023 entry will open in late spring.
- The selection process will be undertaken in early summer 2023.
- Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in August 2023.
- Applicants will be required to have applied to the Student Finance agency in their home region (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland) for an assessment of their household income and to have agreed for household income to be shared with the University of Oxford.*
- Priority will be given to applicants whose household income is assessed as £27,500 or less. Applicants with a household income of between £27,500 and £42,875 may also apply.
- Scholars will be expected to write a report at the end of their first academic year about their academic and social activities and achievements at the University.
*UK-resident students who are not eligible to receive government support (tuition fee loans and/or maintenance loans/grants) may apply for the scholarship if they meet all other eligibility criteria. In such a case, students would still be required to submit material allowing their household income to be assessed and should note that the maximum contribution to their course fees would be at a level equivalent to the fee rate for Home students (£9,250) in 2023/24.