Inaugural Quantedge-Cambridge Refugee scholar graduates

Henok and his family with the Provost and Kahshin Leow.

The inaugural Quantedge-Cambridge Refugee Masters scholar Henok Gheotom has graduated, surrounded by his family and by Quantedge Foundation advisor Kahshin Leow.

Henok studied an MPhil in Economics and Finance at King’s thanks to the scholarship created by the Quantedge Foundation to assist gifted students who have come to the UK from areas of conflict. While studying for his MPhil, Henok was also a mentor for The Access Project (TAP) which offers personalised tuition at GCSE and A-Level for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them gain access to top universities.

After his graduation ceremony, Henok remarked:

Being awarded the first Quantedge-Cambridge Refugee Masters Scholarship is nothing short of a blessing. I learned so much during my course and met many people that I’ll be friends with for life. All that was made possible by the scholarship from the Quantedge Foundation, as I wouldn’t have been able to take up my offer at Cambridge without it. Having Kahshin Leow of Quantedge at my graduation today has been an honour; opportunities like the one they’ve given me are few and far between.

Having completed his studies, Henok is now using the insights from his degree in a role within the energy sector, where he works on low carbon solutions.

The Quantedge-Cambridge Refugee Masters Scholarship is available annually to fully support one MPhil student who has been awarded refugee status in the UK, has formerly held refugee status, or is from an area of instability or conflict. All MPhil subjects offered by the College are eligible for the Scholarship.

Michael Proctor, Provost of King’s, added:

“A key priority of the King’s Campaign is to ensure that we can continue to provide opportunities to talented applicants from diverse and under-represented backgrounds, and the Quantedge-Cambridge Refugee Masters Scholarship is a great example of this. It’s been a privilege to congratulate Henok and his family today as they celebrate his academic achievement.”

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