Apply for a 2023/24 scholarship grant!

Applications for scholarship grants for the academic year 2023/24 are open! Please contact us direct at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an application form, to be completed and emailed back to us by the deadline of 11.59pm on Friday 21st July. Good luck!

Atlanta Sonson-Chapman is another lucky recipient of a 2022/23 WEST grant!

Atlanta Sonson-Chapman

BA Theatre Directing and Production
Middlesex University

Inspirational quote upon being awarded a £1,000 WEST scholarship grant:

“The brain takes in their opinions, but it is controlled by your commands."

Edgar Kuteesa, studying a BSc Medical Biochemistry, receives a grant!

Edgar Kuteesa

BSc Medical Biochemistry
Middlesex University

Inspirational quote upon being awarded a £1,000 WEST scholarship grant:

"I’m so excited to have the opportunity of being a UK WEST scholar. I’d like to thank my lecturers who have supported me up to date throughout my university journey as a Medical Biochemistry student. The nomination from my lecturers alone made me happy. The scholarship will definitely boost my confidence during my studies. I believe that many people are in the same situation as me and I wish most of them would get to know more about this opportunity in order to ease their university life. I’d like to thank WEST again for the wonderful opportunity”.  

Another one of our lucky 2022/23 grant recipients: Nia Tackie

Nia Tackie

BA in Fashion Textiles and Design
Middlesex University

Inspirational quote upon being awarded a £1,000 WEST scholarship grant:

“I’m grateful to WEST for granting me the opportunity to use this grant to help me in my degree and I hope it encourages other BAME students to know that WEST can help give them assurance to study whichever course they want to, creative or academic and feel confident in themselves and their careers after graduating."

Meet our four 2022/23 grant recipients! In no particular order...

Ikari Reese JR

BA in Theatre Performance and Production
Middlesex University

Inspirational quote upon being awarded a £1,000 WEST scholarship grant:

“Nothing is impossible, The word itself says I'm Possible!"

Fast approaching deadline for 2022/23 grant applications!

The deadline for applications for 2022/23 grants is 23:59 on Friday 22nd July 2022.  All applications are to be made online by going to the Scholarships page on our website and clicking on "Apply Here". For those applicants who are successful in progressing to the second round of the application process, we will be conducting interviews in the first half of August. Final decisions on grants are expected to be made by the end of August. Good luck to all those who apply!

Please support us – we're looking for sponsors!

It is exciting to think that soon (by the end of June) we will be starting on the next cycle of WEST grants by opening up applications for the upcoming academic year 2022/23!

In the meantime, we are working on promoting our charity to potential sponsors who can help with funding. Previously these grants have been entirely self-funded by the Board of the charity, but in order to continue the valuable work which we are doing, we now need to concentrate on securing external funding.

We are reaching out to potential individual donors or organisations who are known for supporting ethnic communities charities, whom we could contact to tell them more about the work we do, and whom we could ask for support through, for example, funding.

Please click to download a 1-page flyer which you can share with anybody who could be interested in supporting us. This flyer provides a little more information about what we do and the British students who have been the extremely well-deserving recipients of our grants so far. It also includes a quote from one of our grant recipients which highlights how much it means to be awarded a WEST scholarship grant.

Our website offers opportunities for individual donations of amounts starting from as small as £5. We also have a page for corporate donations, whereby an organisation can sponsor a particular student or students for a defined number of grants. For example, to sponsor one student, it would involve a donation of £1,000 for a full one-year scholarship grant.

Thank you in advance for your time and support!

Middlesex University article on just how amazing some of our 2021/22 grant recipients are!

Please read the following article just published by Middlesex University. It tells just how amazing the 2021/22 grant recipients from Middlesex University are – a true inspiration to others!


University of Oxford Masters Student receives a WEST 2021/22 grant

Hannah Lloyd
MPhil Development Studies

University of Oxford

Peer comment upon Hannah being awarded a £1,000 WEST scholarship grant for a second consecutive year*:

“Working with Hannah over the year, I got to witness her passion for developing young people first hand. She works daily to support and shape young leaders, and crucially to help them improve access to Oxford University. And now it’s vital that Hannah be able to take this step for her own development and future at a University which a. is ridiculously expensive, but most importantly b. Hannah has worked so hard to improve and open up!"

Olubunmi Obayomi, studying a BA Fashion Textiles and Design, receives a grant!

Olubunmi Obayomi
BA Fashion Textiles and Design

Middlesex University

Upon being awarded a £1,000 WEST scholarship grant:

“The WEST scholarship is a step further in the achievement of my dream to give back to the community.  Thanks a lot, WEST.” 



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