Scholarship Access & Mentorship
We are changing the narrative that Oxford is an “un-African” and inaccessible university by increasing access to African students to Oxford University through the Scholarship and Access team led by Ruth Fredrick Shoo, Michaellah Mapotaringa, and Chimwemwe Manyonzo.
Because many worthy African students self-exclude themselves by not applying to their chosen programs at Oxford due to insufficient funding and the belief that Oxford is not attainable, the first step to improving access is eliminating these self-exclusion mechanisms. To this end, we run annual scholarship access programs where up to 100 prospective African applicants are matched with current African Oxford students or alumni to provide support throughout the application and funding process.
Through this program, we waive the application fees of the most promising applicants. We also provide the applicants with information on scholarships opportunities to fund their studies at the University of Oxford. We also aim to increase the funding available to Africans at Oxford by partnering with the Africa Oxford Initiative to help facilitate new funding partnerships and attract new funding sources.
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