Scholarships that defy expectations
When you have the dedication to study, the toughest part should be exams – not getting started. Barriers to learning are wasting so much potential; men are told they shouldn’t be nurses, women are steered away from becoming engineers, and people living in poverty feel there is no escape.
We believe anyone can become anything – all they need is the opportunity. The Open University’s new scholarships scheme is a long-term investment, empowering people on low incomes or those discouraged from pursuing their passions because of their gender, ethnicity or disability. No-one should be held back from achieving their goals; scholarships give people a fair chance to prove that they can succeed.
Your support will mean new students can set aside financial worries and stereotypes, and focus on fulfilling their true potential. Every new scholarship is a life changed, a positive influence for many more lives created, and countless expectations defied about who can do what.