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Stephen Lawrence scholarship brings two BAME students to study Architecture

From September 2020, Newcastle University will bring two BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) students to study BA Architecture fully funded, via the Stephen Lawrence Trust’s outreach programme.

Stephen Lawrence was only 18 when he was tragically murdered 26 years ago. Stephen dreamed of being an architect, and his early designs, drawings and photographs illustrated his creativity and attention to detail. After his death, the Lawrence family established the Stephen Lawrence Trust to promote diversity in the Built Environment sector.

Fast forward to 2019 and diversity in the architecture profession still remains a huge challenge.

The Stephen Lawrence Trust invited Newcastle University to do our bit to help to rise to this challenge. From September 2020, we will bring two BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) students to study BA Architecture, via the Trust’s outreach programme, fully-funded over the three years. We are one of four University Architecture Schools to offer this opportunity.

The cost of providing two ‘Stephen Lawrence’ scholarships is £100K (£50K per student over three years). Whilst the University has committed the first £25K, our alumni have been instrumental in raising the additional £75K by either personal philanthropy giving or donations through the practices they help to manage.

We are delighted to have support from across the UK including:

  • Grimshaws, London (Andrew Thomas class of 90)
  • Fosters (London) (Jonathan Parr, class of 87)
  • FaulknerBrowns
  • Page Park (Glasgow) (Karen Pickering, class of 87)
  • Napper (Newcastle) (Graham Dodd, class of 90)

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published on: 11 November 2019