The University of York is today (22 March) officially launching its partnership with the Ashinaga Association to provide full scholarships for African students.
The £1.2 million scholarship scheme supports students from sub-Saharan Africa who have lost one or both of their parents. It is designed to empower young orphaned students with a university education and leadership training so that they can identify problems and find solutions in their communities.
The Ashinaga Scholarships, which include a full tuition fee waiver, began in the 2021/22 academic year and supports up to six students per year to undertake undergraduate study at the University of York. It is the largest undergraduate scholarship for students from sub-Saharan Africa at any UK