Warwick University Multicultural Scholars Programme
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The programme aims to support students from ethnic minorities throughout their legal studies at the University of Warwick and, in turn, increase diversity within the legal profession. This has been supported by Clifford Chance, McDermott Will & Emery and Allen & Overy. In order to be eligible to apply, students need to have indicated on their UCAS form that they identify themselves as Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Black Caribbean or Black African. They must also have been found eligible to receive a full or partial maintenance grant. Once accepted as a scholar, the students are eligible for £2,000 per year, support and advice from a personal tutor as well as introductions to mentoring schemes. Alumni from the programme continue to volunteer in the schemes after their own graduation; such loyal involvement seems a good indication of the programme’s success to date.