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 at the United Nations. She is currently the 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.
“education is not a guarantee of great wealth or riches, but is the guarantee against abject poverty” – Mike Amos
The Amos Bursary was set up to address 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.