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Grace Foods announces Brunel scholarship for third year running

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Grace Foods UK, the UK’s leading supplier of Caribbean food and drink, is continuing its work on raising attainment with Brunel University London by announcing a third scholarship.

The scholarship, in conjunction with award-winning social enterprise, 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 2019.

“We are thrilled to continue to support this scholarship scheme. It is a fantastic privilege that we can offer the opportunity for a third 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 help talented undergraduate students at all levels within Brunel,” says Robert Walker, Commercial and Community Manager of Grace Foods UK.

The scholarship will also be providing a paid internship of up to 10 weeks, at the end of the first or second year for the successful candidate.

Dr Dwain A. Neil, Chairman, of the Reach Society, added: “This collaboration has entered its third year and the scholarship recipients have enjoyed and valued this extraordinary financial support. Working with both Grace Foods and Brunel to generate opportunities for these young men has been a fantastic journey.”

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 – with Brunel supporting the remainder.

Brunel’s Vice Provost, Professor Bill Leahy, added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with a large and prestigious employer Grace Foods, and a passionate and innovative group in Reach Society to offer both a scholarship and opportunities for career advancement.”

Students wishing to apply for the scholarship should contact Dr Dwain A. Neil at the Reach Society at leriko@blueyonder.co.uk or call 07949 431992.

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