Diversity Leadership Scholarship
Black Cultural Archives Vice Chair Miranda Brawn announces Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation.
The deadline date for the scholarship selection process has been extended to 16th September 2016.
Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship
Black Cultural Archives is proud to announce the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship” – an Annual Scholarship for young Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME) future leaders to pursue their education in the UK.
Following the recent launch of the “Black Cultural Archives in the City” Diversity Initiative in October 2015, in partnership with our esteemed Vice-Chair, Miranda Brawn we are announcing the launch of the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship”. An annual Scholarship providing funding and guidance for our next generation of young Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME) leaders to successfully pursue their education.
The Scholarship is part of an on-going diversity effort to help close the race (and gender) diversity gap in the UK workplace. This new initiative will help to strengthen cross-cultural education and understanding through collaborative social and philanthropic projects.
Through this new scholarship, the following will be awarded to student(s) between the ages of 14-21 years old, from an Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background:
- An amount up to £1,000 (dependent upon available funds).
- One-to-One Mentoring session with Miranda Brawn.
- CV advice and Work experience.
- VIP access to the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture” which will be held during UK’s Black History Month.
Recipients of the Scholarship will be chosen annually based on their exemplary academic performance and demonstrable interest in diversity. The application process will open in February 2016 with further details on our website. The deadline date for the scholarship selection process has been extended to 16th September 2016. The “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship” Committee will choose the finalists who will be invited for an interview in September 2016. The first Scholarship will be awarded on 15 October 2016 during the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture”.
To be eligible for the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship” a student must:
1) Be attending school, college or university in the UK on a full-time basis.
2) Proven academic excellence.
3) Submit 100 words on the following theme: “What does Diversity mean to Me.” This is an opportunity to share your experience and/or ideas on diversity.
4) Have an Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background aged between 14-21 years.
5) Have an interest in diversity
6) Be available to interview in September 2016
7) Be available to accept the Scholarship in London on 15 October 2016
HOW TO APPLY
Please download and fill out the scholarship application form and send with an attached C.V to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure to add Miranda Brawn Scholarship in the subject line.
Alternatively fill out our online application form and E-mail your C.V and 100 words on the question ‘What does Diversity mean you?’ to email@example.com
“I want to continue to be a vocal champion of diversity and equality in business. This is both professional and personal for me. As a leader in the business field, I have a front row seat to the huge opportunity that exists today. It is important for me to continue to inspire and empower future leaders to know they can win without compromising who they are at their core.
I am grateful to the Black Cultural Archives for helping to open the door for these bright and talented young students. The Black Cultural Archives has given me a platform to inspire change, and I am using it – for my colleagues, family, friends and the generations of Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders to come.
I will be also creating a process for the recipient to share resources, experiences and advice via my Mentoring Programme to hopefully speed up the success process for the next generation. This is my pledge to help students from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds become future leaders in Business while supporting race equality.”
Britain is diverse and this diversity is a strength of British society. Here we champion the race and gender equality and contribute to Britain’s cultural heritage landscape. This Scholarship will strive to make education key for progress and success. Young leaders from an Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) background will be provided with an incentive and opportunity to help prepare themselves for a successful career. A focus on diversity and leadership can be transformative and help increase race and gender diversity in many sectors.” Miranda K. Brawn, Black Cultural Archives Vice-Chair
“As a leading business diversity leader, Barrister & Vice-Chair of the Black Cultural Archives, Miranda Brawn is an exceptional inspirational role model for young leaders from a Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) background in the UK – and globally. She exemplifies integrity, compassion and dedication to the diversity cause. This Scholarship will inspire the next generation to help champion race and gender diversity. We can and will be transforming lives for generations to come.” Dawn Hill, Black Cultural Archives Chairperson
“We are excited by the opportunity to help students from an Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, prepare themselves to become a future leader while promoting diversity and equality at the same time.” Paul Reid, Black Cultural Archives Director
“It is truly wonderful for the ‘Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship’ to partner with ‘The Prince’s Trust’. This will help a young BAME person from a disadvantaged background turn their life around and become a future success. To be able to support the charity founded by the HRH Prince of Wales with the Black Cultural Archives is an amazing opportunity to help increase race diversity within Britain. The winning recipient will have the opportunity to benefit from the scholarship sponsored by Hogan Lovells and attend the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture which is sponsored by the University of Law.” The Prince’s Trust
“Hogan Lovells are delighted to be supporting The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship. So much of what we do, as a firm, to increase diversity and inclusion is about reaching out into communities and extending opportunities to those who might otherwise not have the chance to succeed. This scholarship will make a real difference to a young BAME person from a disadvantaged background.” Hogan Lovells
Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture
Black Cultural Archives are pleased to announce that The University of Law will be a Sponsor for the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture” held during Black History Month in October 2016.
Due to The University of Law’s sponsorship, there will be two Scholarships awarded in 2016 during the annual lecture. Further details will be provided on our website next month. This diversity event aims to raise awareness of diversity and equality with the next generation of future leaders, as well support for the Black Cultural Archives work.
The University of Law is the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education, with more lawyers than anyone else. The University of Laws origins trace back to 1876 with the formation of leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon. With a rich heritage and reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, they continuously focus on developing the best legal minds. With eight centres in seven cities around the UK, they are close to thriving commercial centres, leading law firms and transport links. Each centre provides a comfortable and stimulating learning environment.
“We are passionate about promoting diversity and widening access to students with ambitions to study and have careers in law.” The University of Law
“I am very pleased that my old law school, The University of Law, has agreed to support and sponsor the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture”. The annual lecture and scholarship will highlight that education and diversity is key for progress and success. Young leaders from a Black Asian Ethnic Minority (BAME) background will be provided with an incentive and opportunity to help prepare themselves for a successful career. This will also help to increase race diversity and equality in Britain’s workforce.” Miranda K. Brawn, Black Cultural Archives Vice-Chair
For further information on The University of Law visit: https://www.law.ac.uk/
Miranda Brawn, Black Cultural Archives Vice Chair
With over 15 years’ experience in philanthropy, diversity and community work, our Vice Chair has wanted to go the extra mile in her diversity initiatives, especially concerning race, and founded the ‘Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation’ to provide the next generation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) future leaders with incentives and opportunities via scholarships, lectures and her own mentoring programme.