Black Cultural Archives vice chair launches education scholarship

Brixton-based Black Cultural Archives is to launch an annual scholarship to help African, Caribbean, Asian and minority ethnic young people to pursue their education in the UK at a lecture during this year’s Black History Month.

Miranda Brawn (right), vice chair of the Archives and founder of the scholarship said: “I am very pleased that my old law school, The University of Law, has agreed to support and sponsor the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture”. The annual lecture and scholarship will highlight that education and diversity is key for progress and success.

The lecture is designed to raise awareness of diversity and equality matters among the next generation of leaders and to highlight the work of the Archives.

The scholarship will cover £1,000 funding; one-to-one mentoring sessions; CV clinics with Miranda Brawn; and work experience opportunities. Two will be available this year.

Brawn said: “Young leaders from a Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) background will be provided with an incentive and opportunity to help prepare themselves for a successful career. This will also help to increase race diversity and equality in Britain’s workforce.”

Candidates must be of a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background, between 14–21 years old and in full time education. Applications will open in February and the successful candidates will be announced during the annual lecture. More details are available at http://bcaheritage.org.uk.

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