Mrs Emily O Akinluyi Scholarship (2021)

The University of Sussex is delighted to be able to offer, through the generosity of one of our graduates, the Mrs Emily O Akinluyi Scholarship. This scholarship is available to one female applicant in the Business School, the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the School Engineering and Informatics, with priority give to BAME students.

What you get

The scholarship is awarded as a £5,000 cash payment, paid over the length of your course. The instalment amount will depend on whether you are studying a 3 year course or a 4 year course.

Type of award

Cash maintenance


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a female Undergraduate student studying in your first year at the University of Sussex
  • be a UK national
  • be registered in either the University of Sussex Business School, the School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences or the School of Engineering & Informatics.
  • Your family income must be verified by the Student Loans Company as being under £25,000 per year.

Priority will be given to BAME students

Number of scholarships available



1 November 2021 23:59

How to apply

Eligible applicants will be contacted by the Scholarships Office with an invitation to apply.

Applicants will be asked to submit a personal statement, of no more than 500 words. Your personal statement will be assessed on the following:

  • Career aspirations and how these are linked to your Undergraduate degree
  • Leadership experience in either a professional capacity or through extra-curricular activities
  • Any involvement in either voluntary or community projects

Eligible applicants should apply by sending their statement to

Being a female mature student with mental health issues and having no financial support meant that going to university was a huge challenge for me. I was on my own and not sure if I would succeed or even if I should be there! When I was awarded the Emily O'Akinluyi Scholarship it gave me much more confidence and made me feel like I wasn't alone. It was as if I had someone in my corner rooting for me to succeed.VICTORIA NEEDHAM


This scholarship is funded by Sussex alum, Emily O Akinluyi.


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Application deadline:
1 November 2021 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


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