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The Dr Ateh Jewel Education Foundation Awards

The Dr Ateh Jewel Education Foundation Awards of £2,000 each are available to up to 10 Home, EU or International students, from a black and/or mixed black heritage background, enrolled on any year of study on the MSc Cosmetic Science course at London College of Fashion, University of The Art London.

Eligibility

To be eligible for The Dr Ateh Jewel Education Foundation Awards students must:

  • Identify as being from a black and/or mixed black heritage background and
  • Be enrolled on any year of study on the full-timeMSc Cosmetic Science course at London College of Fashion, UAL starting in September/October 2021 and
  • Be able to demonstrate their passion for Cosmetic Science and their potential to be a future leader in this field (a short 2-minute video will need to be uploaded to illustrate this).

About

Dr Ateh Jewel is an award-winning journalist, producer, director, influencer and diversity advocate. With over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, she specialises in social commentary and campaigning for more diversity within the sector. She has written for such illustrious titles as Vogue, Sunday Times Style, and the Telegraph and in 2020, she received the CEW Achiever Award for her contribution to diversity work within the beauty industry.

As an industry expert, Dr Jewel sits on the advisory board of the British Beauty Council; consults for companies such as P&G, Unilever and Coty; and has made appearances on CNN, Good Morning Britain, This Morning and Glow Up. She also runs a digital production company, whose clients have included L’OREAL, Chanel, Dior and London Fashion Week. Her films have won international awards and been shortlisted for an Oscar. She also has an award-winning blog, jeweltonesbeauty.com, which is aimed at men and women with darker skin tones, and she is developing her own range of cosmetics for POC.

Ateh is a graduate of Bristol University where she read History and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by Solent University. She is particularly interested in the history of beauty and its ability to reflect our cultural values.

Following the death of George Floyd in 2020 and the ensuing BLM movement, she established the Dr Ateh Jewel Education Foundation, which was created to support excellence, ambition and potential among black and mixed heritage undergraduate students, who need ‘rocket fuel’ to take them to another level or who are from low-income households. The foundation wants to create the perfect environment for bright and brilliant students to thrive at university without the worry of financial concerns, which may shift their focus from their studies and building their network for the future.

The scholarship will be assessed on the basis of financial need and academic merit. It will provide a contribution of £2,000 towards living expenses and course costs.

Applications are encouraged from students who are unable to finance themselves through their studies but are gifted with an abundance of talent and dare to challenge the status quo.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their passion for Cosmetic Science and their potential to be a future leader in this field.

Apply

Applications for this scholarship must be made by filling in an online application form. More information provided in the guidance notes:

Closing date: Friday 5 November 2021

Receiving payment

The scholarship will provide a contribution of £2000 towards living expenses and course costs.

Living expenses and course costs payments will be paid via BACS in one instalment to the award recipients.

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