Gates Cambridge Trust Statement on diversity, openness and equity

  • June 5, 2020
Gates Cambridge Trust Statement on diversity, openness and equity

The Gates Cambridge Trust is appalled by the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, the latest in a long history of violence against Black people.  The Trust fully supports the statement issued by the University of Cambridge’s Vice-Chancellor, as well as statements issued by the Gates Cambridge Scholars’ Council and our Alumni Association.

The Trust exists to fund international postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge. Gates Cambridge Scholars may come from any part of the world outside of the United Kingdom regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

The Trust is committed to promoting diversity, and nurturing excellence, openness and equity.  However, we recognise there is still much more to be done. We will continue to work with the University, with renewed energy, to further increase the diversity of our applicant pool and our Scholar community.

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