The foundation awards annual educational scholarships to future diversity leaders. ​ Scholarships are available for students in full time studies at an educational institution within the UK.

Important Dates: Application opening date: 1st April
​Application deadline date: 31st August at 11.59 pm
Results notification: The scholarship winners will be announced and awarded during The Annual Diversity Lecture event and/or via email or post.
Duration of Scholarships: ​ Scholarships are available from until September of the following year. ​The Mentoring Programme commences in January of each year until September. For any queries, please get in touch at 

Winners of one of the 2019 Scholarship 

Winners of one of the 2018 Scholarship 

Winners of one of the 2017 Scholarship 

Winners of one of the 2016 Scholarship 

Imani winner of one of the 2016 Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarships shares her experiences.

  • Funding to pursue your own education and career ambitions. Please note that the funding is not to be used for funding another organisation and/or event

  • Exclusive mentoring from leaders in their fields

  • Work experience (depending upon availability). ​


Scholarships are available across many fields of study and sectors. This relates to your future career aspirations. The scholarship programme categories are: ​

  • Law, sponsored by Hogan Lovells

  • Finance & business

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)

  • Creative (including fashion and media)

  • Multi-sector (for all other industries) - Scholarship applicants can place their preferred sector(s) not listed above under the multi-sector scholarship. ​

  • Black Leadership (for all industries and supports black student leaders who are pushing forward initiatives to make sure that black voices and stories are fairly represented in our community). 


Note: up to five additional Scholarships may be awarded in 2020 which will be confirmed on the day of our annual diversity leadership lecture event. 

In 2020, we are proud to announce that we have launched a “Black Leadership” Scholarship. We are supporting the “Black Lives Matter” movement because we all matter in this movement. Please note that we are not affiliated to the Black Lives Matter organisations. This is an independent initiative.

To be eligible for this particular scholarship you must have one of the following categories of ethnicity: Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed – White and Black Caribbean; Mixed – White and Black African; Mixed – Black African and Asian; Mixed – Black Caribbean and Asian; or Other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other). 


In previous years, we have launched other innovative scholarships such as:

  • Women’s empowerment scholarship (for our gender diversity student leaders)

  • Social mobility scholarship (for students of all races including white working class and gypsies/travellers) and;

  • Age diversity scholarship (for mature students).


​To be eligible for the scholarship programme, the students must meet all the conditions below: ​

  • Applicants must meet all the entry requirements for their full-time course

  • Scholarships are only available for new students. Previous scholarship winners are not eligible to apply

  • Applicants must enrol as full-time students in the UK. Part-time students are not eligible to apply

  • Have good academics and/or aspirations to achieve good academics

  • Be able to commit the time and effort to complete the scholarship programme

  • All scholarship applicants must have a demonstrable and genuine interest in diversity. ​

​There is no restriction on the nationality of the students. However, applicants must meet all the entry requirements for the scholarship program. ​


Scholarships are available for full-time studies ranging from GCSE to doctorate levels. ​


The judges are leaders at the top of their profession across a range of industries. They are passionate about increasing diversity and supporting our charity to sustain the future growth of diversity leaders. ​The scholarship application including references will be considered by the expert judging panel. ​


The mentoring programme commences in January of each year. ​ Important notes: ​

  • This scholarship cannot be deferred

  • Students cannot change to part time and continue with the scholarship programme

  • Scholarships will not continue if the students are not committed to the scholarship programme in terms of time and effort. ​


All queries should be sent to Prior to sending your email, please can you kindly re-read this page again to ensure that the answer to your query has not already been stated here. ​ The winners of the scholarship award will only be announced at The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture.​ ​ ​


Donating to our Scholarship Programmes and educational platforms are an investment in social justice, diversity, inclusion and equity. This is one way to make a difference in developing thoughtful leaders in our community who can spur change in creating a better world for us all. We would strongly encourage you to support our future leaders by kindly donating towards our Charity’s work. See How you can donate page for information or on to the donation button at the top of the page. All amounts are welcome.

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Winners of one of the 2016 Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarships shares her experiences.

Mobeen, Scholarship winner, shares his experience on The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation

Leanne Lashley, founder of Miswits and the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Prince’s Trust Scholarship 

Miranda invited me to meet HRH the prince of wales which highlights the networking opportunities offered via the foundation's mentoring programme. Thanks to their generous support, I am several steps closer to achieving my career goals.

 Imani Jeffers, University of Cambridge Graduate, the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship Winner

To have such direct, one-to-one direct access to someone with such incredible expertise, a stunning repertoire and a stellar track record for success is an honour and a privilege for which I will ever be grateful. To anyone thinking of applying, this is a priceless opportunity.

Mobeen Salih, University Of Oxford, Chair Of African Caribbean Society And The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship Winner

The Miranda brawn diversity leadership foundation has been a blessing. As a scholar, I’ve been able to attend the inaugural diversity leadership lecture, [and used the funding awarded] to buy books for my degree and, above all, I’ve benefitted from the wonderful mentoring. They have taken an active and genuine interest in my development this year. They have helped me to secure enjoyable work experience, and has kindly supported my student society – the oxford university African Caribbean society – in establishing our women’s network and speaking at our inaugural event. I’m so happy to have had this support alongside me this year, and I’d encourage you to get involved too.

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