The University of Warwick is committed to supporting the brightest students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds. By fostering talent from non-traditional backgrounds, Warwick has gained a reputation for delivering high quality education to a richly diverse student population. However, students from non- traditional backgrounds, who are frequently the first generation of their families to go into Higher Education, often need additional support to provide them with the opportunities that will enable them to achieve their true potential.
1E has decided to invest in the future of a Warwick scholar by setting up an undergraduate scholarship. This award will provide vital support to a talented student who would struggle to finance their education otherwise. As part of the University of Warwick Undergraduate scholarship programme, the University will provide additional social, cultural and professional opportunities to ensure a full and rich educational experience.
Professor Christina Hughes, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at the University of Warwick, said: “We are enormously grateful for the support of 1E and their commitment to students from low income families. It is essential that we continue to provide fair and open access for those wishing to enrich their lives through Higher Education and to do this we need help from our supporters and friends. 1E’s contribution to the University of Warwick Undergraduate scholarship programme will have a sizeable impact on a scholar’s life and future prospects and we are extremely appreciative of their generosity.”
1E’s Founder, Sumir Karayi, is himself an alumnus of the University of Warwick and has remained supportive of the institution since his graduation. He said of the scholarship, “Having been sponsored through Further Education myself, I have personal experience of what an incredible difference this sort of scholarship can make to a young person’s life. Furthermore, through 1E’s long-standing sponsorship of orphans in India, getting them in to education and supporting them right through to places at the University of Delhi, we’ve seen the fantastic opportunities education can offer young people, and we’d delighted to be able to expand on that in the UK through the University of Warwick Undergraduate Scholarship.”