The Amos Bursary
The Amos Bursary was established in 2009 in memory of Mike and Dolly Amos, parents of Baroness Amos of Brondesbury, former Cabinet Minister, and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief. Currently Director of SOAS, London University. Mike and Dolly were passionate about education. They believed in the power of education as a way to a better future. Mike said, “education is not a guarantee of great wealth or riches. It is the guarantee against abject poverty.”
The Amos Bursary was set up to redress the under representation in established higher education institutions and the professions, of young British men of African and Caribbean Descent. We provide the support to ensure each student moves from potential to performance.
How We Do It
We work with our sponsors, strategic partners, volunteers and supporters to deliver unique opportunities and leadership programmes for students, developing their social and commercial skills, and offering life changing experiences. Our mentoring scheme ensures that each student has individual access to a peer and professional mentor for the duration of their time on the Bursary.