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Geospatial scholarship fund helps black and mixed black heritage students studying geography at university

By GeoConnexion - 12th April 2022 - 12:46

Esri UK and Black Geographers announced that this year’s Geospatial Scholarship Fund is now open to applicants. Two awards will be made this academic year, consisting of an Undergraduate Award of £30,000 and a Masters Award of £20,000, to study within the disciplines of geography or geoscience. Supporting Black and mixed Black heritage students to achieve their full potential at university, by removing some of the financial burden, the fund is now in its second year. Successful students will also receive support and training during their time on the programme from Esri UK and Black Geographers, who co-created the fund. Statistics compiled by the Royal Geographical Society and Black Geographers organisation show that although the number of Black students taking geography increased significantly between 2008 and 2018, Black students are still under-represented on geography degrees.

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