London South Bank University (LSBU) is helping to inspire the next generation of gifted female housing professionals from black and minority ethnic backgrounds with the launch of a new bursary scheme.
The Sylvana Chiappa Bursary scheme will offer five bursaries to full-time UK and EU students who apply to and are accepted on LSBU's BA (Hons) Housing Studies course for 2012/13 intake. Each bursary is worth £4,300 and is spread over the three years of the course.
The bursaries will be offered to talented women from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, preferably those living in social housing or working in the sector. They have been generously supported by five housing associations: Barnbury Housing Association, Genesis Housing Association, L&Q Housing Association, Notting Hill Housing, and Family Mosaic.
The bursaries were created in memory of Sylvana Chiappa, an esteemed housing professional and alumna of LSBU's BA (Hons) Housing Studies, whose impressive career is an inspiration to all women looking to make their mark in the housing sector.
Ruth Richards, Head of LSBU's Department of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies, says: "Sylvana Chiappa was clearly a remarkable housing professional and an excellent role model. We hope that these bursaries will inspire other women to follow in her footsteps and fulfil their ambitions in this exciting and dynamic sector.
"The University is very grateful for the generosity of the five housing associations who have contributed to the bursaries, and to Janet Crome of RedLoft who organised this support and liaised with Sylvana's family."
The deadline for applications is Friday 17 August 2012. The bursaries are paid in two parts each year in December and March.
For further details on how to apply for the Sylvana Chiappa bursaries please see http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/fees/sylvana-chiappa-bursary.shtml
Applicants should send their CV and a supporting statement of approximately 500 words explaining how the bursary would make a difference to their ability to study to: Ruth Richards, Head of the Department of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies, at email@example.com
To find out more about LSBU's Department of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies visit: www.lsbu.ac.uk/ahs/departments/uels
Posted: 31st July 2012