A UK philanthropist and Fintech entrepreneur, Mrs Valerie Moran, has provided two fully funded scholarship for black postgraduate students.
The programme that will be made available through Oxford University Black Academic Future programmes was prompted by Valerie’s gesture to support ethnic minority students.
The programme is for all eligible students across all subject areas at all Oxford colleges, covering all living costs and providing on-course mentoring and support for recipients.
Valerie, speaking on the programme expressed, “Ethnic minority students need support from people like myself to ensure that future generations are given every opportunity to apply and compete for the same job opportunity.”
The programme, which commences in 2023/24 academic year for the first scholar, will make available up to 30 full scholarships annually to UK Black British and Mixed Black graduate students.
Black Academic Futures was launched in 2020 to address the under-representation of Black Students at Oxford.
Valerie who hailed from Zimbabwe, and came to London in 2014 became the first Black woman to appear in the Sunday Time’s annual Rich list.
Picking up a career in technology sector, she later, with her husband Nuel Moran, founded Prepaid Financial Services, a Fintech company.
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