The O'Shea Global Scholars Initiative advances Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea's work in expanding access to the University during his 15 years as Principal.
Sir Timothy has transformed the University in ways that have had a profound impact on our students. This has included expanding financial support for students so that we can attract the best students, regardless of their background.
The Initiative will further Sir Timothy's work by increasing local and global access to an Edinburgh education, as well as opportunities to develop a global perspective once here. We will do this through a range of scholarships that will bring people to Edinburgh, in person and virtually, and send Edinburgh students abroad.
These will include scholarships to study on campus, take online courses and benefit from an international experience, whether through internships, research, summer schools or exchange programmes.
The University of Edinburgh is a driver of social and economic mobility. It is our aim that through greater provision of scholarships, enhanced support of students on campus and links with local and global communities, we can positively impact more students than ever before.
The Initiative aims to build a lasting legacy befitting Professor O’Shea’s impact on the University.
We are delighted to support this initiative in Tim's honour. Both of us benefited from generous financial support in our undergraduate years. We hope others will join us.
To learn about more ways you can support a student through an Edinburgh education, please contact Zoe Kelly.