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Leading Caribbean food company announces new Brunel scholarship


The UK’s best known supplier of Caribbean food and drink, Grace Foods UK, has marked its 10th anniversary by announcing a collaborative scholarship with Brunel University London.

Launched in partnership with the Reach Society – a social enterprise set up to inspire young black men – the scholarship prize is a step toward addressing an under-representation in UK universities of male British students with a Caribbean background.

The “Grace Foods and Reach Society Scholarship Prize 2017” comes into effect for the academic year beginning in September 2017, and covers one third of a student’s tuition fees for three years. Brunel will contribute a further two thirds, resulting in a full fee waiver.

Grace Foods UK will also provide a paid internship of up to 10 weeks at the end of a student’s first or second year.

Adam Reader, Managing Director of Grace Foods UK, says: “We pride ourselves on enabling people of all ages to realise their potential and ambitions and are delighted to be giving a student the opportunity to benefit from a place at one of London’s most prestigious universities.”

Dr Dwain A. Neil, Chairman of the Reach Society, added: “Creating outstanding opportunities for bright young people from the UK black community is one of the key components of our work as a social enterprise. We are also delighted to be collaborating with both Grace Foods and Brunel University London to provide more social mobility opportunities." 

Brunel University London’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Clive Gee, added: "The scholarship allows the University to support a talented student and attract more students from a Caribbean background to make use of the many opportunities we have to offer, while building a relationship with a large and prestigious employer Grace Foods, and a leading community group, Reach Society."

Students wishing to apply can read eligibility criteria and find out more on our scholarships web pages

Find out more about Brunel's other undergraduate scholarships and awards here

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Sarah Cox - Senior Media Relations Officer, Media Relations