Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, joins Preferred Partner Scheme

08 January 2024

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The Aziz Foundation is delighted to announce a new Masters scholarship programme that will fully fund postgraduate tuition for talented British Muslim women.

The Foundation is launching the partnership with Murray Edwards, the all-women College. The programme is the first to be targeted exclusively at women.

The Foundation was impressed by the College’s wider mission to ensure all those who qualify academically have the chance to come to Cambridge University, no matter what their background. Murray Edwards is committed to widening participation and has developed a range of initiatives designed to provide academic and other support for potential applicants. She Talks Science is a nationwide programme for young women studying STEM subjects at sixth form, while the College also delivers targeted regional programmes to reach under-represented groups, working with schools in Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, the London borough of Haringey and beyond.

Murray Edwards President Dorothy Byrne said: ‘We are delighted to be partnering with the Aziz Foundation to encourage and support talented young women from diverse backgrounds to join us at Murray Edwards College, and then go on to contribute to society.’

The Foundation’s Trustee, Rahima Aziz BEM, said: ‘For us, this partnership is one of a kind. Working with a women-only College will enable us to further a major strand of our mission, which is to remove the financial barriers that hinder the progression of exceptional and driven British Muslim women.’

For more information and to apply, please click here - applications for the first scholarship application cycle closes on 28th March.


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