The University is very pleased to announce that for the 2010-2011 academic year, it will offer a minimum of 25 Eliahou Dangoor Scholarships to first year Undergraduate students studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM subjects).
The Russell Group and 1994 Group of universities have launched a £1000 scholarship for students who wish to study STEM subjects at university. The ‘Eliahou Dangoor Scholarships’, launched with a £3 million donation over three years, will be one of the largest private bursary or scholarship schemes in the UK. Matched funding from government is expected to bring the total funding available to over £4 million.
The scholarships wil support up to 4,000 students, many from under-privileged backgrounds, to study vital science and maths-based subjects at the UK’s leading research-intensive universities.It is also hoped that this scheme will encourage more young people to consider studying STEM subjects at one of the country's leading universities.
Dr Naim Dangoor, a multi-millionaire property developer has donated the £3 million funding as a way to thank the UK for giving him refuge after he left Iraq in the 1960s. Dr Dangoor, who is now 95, has named the scholarships in honour of his father Eliahou Dangoor.
The scholarships will be administered by the Russell Group and the 1994 Group, who together represent around 40 of the nation's leading universities, including Warwick.
For more information on how students can benefit from an Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship watch this video from the Russell Group: