09 January 2023

The Aziz Foundation was set up as a family foundation in 2015 by the Aziz family and its guiding philosophy and key principle of operation is to support British Muslims bringing positive change to their communities and beyond.

The scholarship runs in two cycles through 2023. For the first one, applications are open from 12 noon on 9 January to 31 March, with interviews taking place between February and April, and recipients revealed in mid-May 2023. The second cycle is open for applicants from 12 noon on 2 April until 30 June, with interview dates scheduled between May and July, and recipients announced in late July 2023.

Talking about how the scholarship has aided her in her postgraduate studies, Tanzilla Azad, recipient and student of the Legal Practice LLM course at Westminster, said: “After applying for the Aziz Foundation Scholarship, I am able to pour all my efforts into focusing on my degree. I was delighted to hear that I not only received a scholarship, but that the Foundation’s purpose was to help people like me access Higher Education and increase representation in professional jobs.”

The partnership between Westminster and the Aziz Foundation began in 2021 and was founded on a number of shared values from promoting Widening Participation at the postgraduate level to removing barriers to access and success for BME students.

“At Westminster we are thrilled to enter our second year of partnership with the Aziz Foundation. The Foundation’s generous scholarship scheme plays a vital role in providing equality in education and supporting underrepresented communities,” said Daniella Rodriguez, Development Officer at Westminster.

For more information about the scholarships, please visit the Aziz Foundation’s scholarships application page.

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