The Reach Scholarship was created by the Oxford University Student Union in 1990 to ensure that talented students from low-income countries have equal access to the opportunity to study at Oxford. The Reach Scholar receives assistance with their tutition fees and living costs, and the Scholarship is funded in a collaborative way by the University, the College, and the JCR. The Merton JCR led the discussions for the provision of a Reach Scholarship at Merton, with fundraising beginning in 2013. The first Reach Scholar arrived from Serbia to begin his studies at Merton in Michalemas 2015, and is settling in extremely well:
"When I heard that I had been selected as Reach Oxford Scholar, it felt like my dreams had come true. It is enabling me to study the subject that I love at one of the best universities in the world at the highest possible level."
Uros Ristivojevic, Merton's first Reach Scholar
To date, the JCR has raised their £15,000 target through voluntary contributions by Undergraduate students. The College is contributing 40% of the scholar's Tutition Fees and 50% of their living costs, and needs to raise a total of £56,300. We hope that you will join in with the wonderful efforts of the JCR and support this life-changing Scholarship.
For further information and to discuss your contribution in detail, please contact: