On 16th June 2014, thirty Oxford students who are provided bursaries by Lloyds Bank joined a whole host of other Scholars from other universities to celebrate the Lloyds Scholars Programme and express their gratitude for the support they have received.
Lloyds’ Chief Executive, António Horta-Osório, welcomed the Scholars to this special event in Westminster Palace. It was a fantastic chance for students who are currently provided financial support from Lloyds to meet each other, and share their experiences about the difference the support has made to their studies.
Lloyds offers young people from lower income households a unique combination of financial support, paid work experience, mentoring and the chance to develop their employability skills. This industry experience is key, as it provides young students with networks that they would not otherwise have had access to. As part of the programme, Scholars complete 100 hours of volunteering, which is a great opportunity for them to give back to the local community and take on additional development opportunities.
On behalf of the Scholars – thank you Lloyds, for your fantastic support!