Grace Foods UK, the UK’s leading supplier of Caribbean food and drink, is marking its first successful collaborative scholarship with Brunel University London by announcing a second scholarship.
The scholarship, in conjunction with the Reach Society, is to address an under-representation of male black British students from a Caribbean background in the UK’s undergraduate population, and will provide financial support to fully cover the cost of tuition at Brunel University London.
The scholarship will be known as ‘The Grace Foods and Reach Society Scholarship’ and comes into effect at the start of the next academic year in September 2018.
“After the success of the first scholarship, it is a privilege that we can offer the opportunity for a second student to benefit from a place at one of London’s most prestigious universities. At Grace we recognise our heritage and are proud to be able to support another student realise their potential and ambitions,” says Adam Reader, Managing Director of Grace Foods UK.
The scholarship offered by Grace Foods UK will be providing a paid internship of up to 10 weeks, at the end of the first or second year for the successful candidate.
In addition, Grace Foods UK will offer one female candidate or undergraduate, at Brunel, an internship to develop their skills and experience. Details of this will be advertised to Brunel University London students later in the year.
Dr Dwain A. Neil, Chairman, of the Reach Society, added: “We are delighted to be able to continue this social mobility project for a talented British young man of Caribbean background; plus introduce an internship at Grace Foods for a talented young woman from the same background.”
Grace Foods will commit to funding one third of the cost of the undergraduate’s annual fees for up to three years, although students undertaking courses including a year’s placement can also apply. Brunel will contribute a further two thirds of the fees, resulting in a full fee waiver.
Brunel’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bill Leahy, added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with a large and prestigious employer Grace Foods, and a leading community group Reach Society to offer both a scholarship and opportunities for career advancement.”
Students wishing to apply for the scholarship should email Dr Dwain A. Neil at the Reach Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07949 431992.
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