We know that Student Finance was not an option for you as those with forced migrant status are not typically eligible to apply for it. What difference did your Sanctuary Scholarship make?
I would not have been able to attend any university at all if I had not been awarded the scholarship.
How important is it for donors to support the Sanctuary Scholarship Programme?
Donor support is very important; it enables students to pursue their aims without the stress of financial constraints. Individuals awarded these scholarships are likely to go on to contribute to our society in some positive form. In this respect, any investment in these individuals is an investment not merely in their own future, but in all our futures.
What message do you have for those thinking of supporting the Sanctuary Programme?
Please keep supporting this scholarship programme. Without your funding, capable students like myself would be precluded from achieving their ambitions and making a difference.
The ambitious scale of the Sanctuary Programme’s work builds on King’s longstanding strengths in creating opportunities for forcefully displaced people, and is made possible by generous philanthropic donors. If you are interested in finding out more or supporting this work, please visit www.kcl.ac.uk/service/sanctuary or contact Sarah Cook firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about how you can have a transformational impact on society by donating to King’s.