Applications for Miranda Brawn Foundation 2019 scholarships now open

Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership winners 2018
Miranda Brawn (centre) with Diversity Leadership winners 2018

Applications open today (1 May) for the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship. There are 10 scholarships available to young people between the ages of 14 – 21 from a Black, Asian, Ethnic minority background (BAME).

Set up in 2016, this is the Foundation’s fourth scholarship programme for 2019/20.

Applicants must be at school, college or university on a full-time basis and achieving good grades. Applications close on 1 July. More information here.

The scholarship includes up to £1,000 in funding, mentoring from leaders in their field and work experience with leading UK organisations.

Last year the criteria was widened to include all races and age groups up to 50 for the age inclusion and social mobility scholarships. A full list of categories and eligibility is available online.

To apply visit the website.

The winners will be announced at The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture 2019 on Saturday, 26 October at the University of Law, London.

Brawn who is a Lambeth Equality Commissioner was recently awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Law (the UK’s longest legal educational provider) in recognition of her contribution to diversity, charity and law.

In 2017 she was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Brighton.

Founder of Miranda Brawn Leadership Foundation, she is a campaigner for an equal and diverse workforce helping to promote all forms of diversity including race, gender, LGBT and disability.

Her work has also won the recognition of Prime Minister Theresa May with a ‘Points of Light’ Award.

At the University of Law graduation ceremony held at the Barbican Centre (4 April) Brawn told the audience of graduates she had enjoyed studying at the University of Law and referenced her recent TEDx Women talk in Italy:

“My main message was that we need to come together in order to close the diversity gap. You do not have to be female to speak up for gender diversity or a person of colour to speak up for race diversity, or LGBT, disabled and so on. Men supporting women is important and so is women supporting women.

She ended by saying: “Do not be afraid to be part of the solution. The power to change the world is within each and every one of us.”

Miranda Brawn (right) at graduation ceremony
Group photo (L-R) – Guy Beringer CBE (Chairman of Legal Education Foundation), Shah Rukh Khan (India’s top Bollywood actor and philanthropist), Professor Andrea Nollent (Vice Chancellor and CEO  at The University of Law) and Dr Miranda Brawn (Founder/CEO of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation)