5 january 2013

12 Days of Giving 2012 - Day 12

Antonio Horta-Osorio On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… 15 scholarships from the Lloyds Banking Group.

Fifteen Oxford undergraduates from low-income households have benefited from the introduction this October of the Lloyds Scholars scheme.

The Lloyds Scholars scheme is unique in that in addition to financial support, scholars are offered valuable work experience opportunities and mentoring support from Lloyds staff.

Speaking at the launch event in London in June, Chief Executive António Horta-Osório spoke of his pride in the bursary initiative: "I believe passionately in the value of higher education. It should be available to everyone, regardless of their background or income," he said.