Grantee profile

The Amos Bursary

The Amos Bursary was established in 2009 to promote equality and academic advancement (including career development training) for young people of African and Caribbean heritage in the UK. The Amos Bursary Scholarship is a 5-year programme for Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential, and who have at least two indicators of disadvantage, (for example, qualifying for free schools meals, or living in an area with a high level of socio-economic deprivation). These students are given professional development opportunities; cultural experiences; mentorships; and a tailored, personal development programme all designed to foster self- belief, resilience and to hone the soft skills they need to succeed in their chosen careers. Many Amos Bursary Scholars are offered places at top universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Imperial College. Each year, roughly 500 students apply for 40 Amos Bursary Scholarships.