The Dr Ateh Jewel Foundation Awards

  • Bachelor
  • £3,300

These awards, are available to UK undergraduates of Black African and Caribbean heritage who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme is funded by the generosity of Dr Ateh Jewel, an award-winning journalist and diversity advocate.

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The scholarship, available to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, will be awarded taking into account the following criteria:

  • Your level of household income.
  • Socio-economic and educational measures of disadvantage, based on contextual undergraduate admissions data as used by the University. Visit our dedicated admissions page for more information.
  • A statement of between 500 and 1,000 words explaining why the scholarship would be beneficial to your studies at Oxford, how it would help you to achieve your academic goals, and how your education would be of future benefit to your community and/or society.
  • Evidence of your academic progress and achievements, as detailed in your UCAS form.
  • Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and of Black African or Caribbean heritage (including applicants of mixed race with Black African or Black Caribbean heritage).

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The Dr Ateh Jewel Foundation Awards provided a one-off payment of £3,300 to three students for 2023 entry. A further three awards will be available in 2024.


Applications for 2023 entry are now closed.  Details on how to apply for 2024 entry will be made available on this page in January 2024.