Congratulations to Gavra, Joshua and Abigael, who all received the awards at a reception last night. Two other shortlisted students were awarded bursaries, and a further five were awarded paid internships.
The three scholarship winners will each receive funding of up to £30,000 towards their living costs and other expenses while at university, plus two paid summer internships at the Bank as well as other skills training and support throughout their time at university.
This is the second year of the Bank of England’s Black African and African Caribbean scholarship programme, which was expanded this year to receive applications from across the country.
We received over 2,000 applications. The scholarship winners were chosen from a final shortlist of 25 exceptional candidates, who took part in an assessment centre at the Bank consisting of an interview, presentation and group exercise.