We particularly welcome applications from candidates of a UKME background or other under-represented groups and those with learning difficulties. We will provide comprehensive study support to any students on Relay Scholarships.
All applicants with a connection with the South-West will be automatically considered for a Relay Scholarship. Any enquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants will need to meet our standard admissions requirements for the undergraduate or taught postgraduate programme. They will have one of the following categories of ethnicity: Black African, Black Caribbean, Black Other, Mixed –White and Black Caribbean, Mixed – White and Black African. They must be a UK student and have been assessed for fees status as ‘home’. To learn more about what prompted the creation of the scholarship, click here.
To apply, applicants are asked to submit a 1,500-word rationale for why they wish to be considered for this scholarship and may be invited for interview. The scholarship will be awarded on a merit basis, either academic or ministerial. The successful applicant will be invited to give an annual report to the college, in consultation with the Diversity Officer.
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The first recipient of the Scholarship is Revd. Bernard Morris, a senior pastor and church leader of BlackCaribbean descent. At the presentation that Bernard gave in support of his application, he spoke powerfully about the need to reach out to those who have arrived in our community from other countries, noting that more than 69 languages are spoken in Bristol alone and recounting the experiences of his parents, who moved to the UK from the Caribbean as young people.
He also shared his mother’s experience of the Anglican church. As a child in Jamaica, she was raised as an Anglican, attended catechism classes and was confirmed into the Church of England. She remained an Anglican until arriving in the UK as a 21-year-old. Sadly, as with so many from the Windrush generation, the Anglican Church did not welcome her so she moved to another denomination.
“To my mind,” says Bernard, “the Jubilee scholarship is part of the healing process and provides an opportunity to bridge the gap between the Black Pentecostal churches and the Anglican Church… It is clear that people like me have, in the past, felt excluded from many of the opportunities afforded to their white counterparts; I am glad that is changing, and I want to be a part of accelerating that change.”
Education, he says, is an important part of this process. “I believe it is the mission of the church to raise up the oppressed and downtrodden. Education is a key weapon in this goal, it opens so many doors and, used wisely, can change the life expectations of not only this generation, but the one to come.”