Multicultural Scholars Programme (MSP)
MSP was initiated in 2005 from the generosity of two donors to provide academic, financial and careers support for students from under represented ethnic groups in Higher Education and the Legal Profession. MSP is fully integrated into Warwick Law School, and the programme is now supported by an impressive range of Law Firms, Chambers, Organisations focusing on increasing diversity in the legal sector and beyond, as well as alumni. There are also parallel MSP programmes in Business and Engineering.
So far, 97 scholars have graduated from Warwick Law School and have gone on to pursue successful careers in Law, and other graduate professions.
We currently have 31 MSP scholars in the Law School with approximately 10 places available for students starting their Law degree with us each year.
What do scholars receive?
- A dedicated personal tutor
- Bespoke careers support
- Mentoring within the University and from Alumni
- Career and networking events
- Talks and workshops from guest speakers, providing an insight into a range of opportunities and careers in the Legal and International Development sectors
- Termly socials with your fellow scholars
- Trips to Law Firms and Chambers
Scholars starting their degrees between 2005/06 and 2019/20 received a bursary of £2,000 per year. Unfortunately this bursary is no longer available to new scholars.
Who is eligible?
To apply you must meet the following criteria:
- Be of Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Caribbean or African ethnicity
- Have firmly accepted an offer, or enrolled on, one of our Law Degrees starting in 2020
- Be resident in the UK and eligible to pay fees at the home rate
- Be applying for financial support (www.gov.uk/studentfinance) and in receipt of a Government Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan for 2012/21.
- Meet at least two of the following criteria:
- Be eligible for a Warwick Bursary (have a household income as assessed by the Student Loans Company of below £35,001), a Warwick Scholars Bursary or Warwick Foyer and Care Leavers' Bursary
- Live (outside term time) in a neighbourhood where the proportion of students going into higher education is low (POLAR 4, quintile 1) or an area which has a high level of deprivation (IMD 0-20%)
- Have attended a school for your KS4 (GCSE) or KS5 (A Level) qualifications with below average performance