Thanks to William Henry Revis’ generous legacy gift to Nottingham in his Will, Dolapo was able start her university journey last year with the support of a scholarship.
The University of Nottingham was built upon the foundations laid by generous donors nearly 100 years ago. After a successful career in the lace industry W.H. Revis passed away in 1923 leaving £48,000 in his Will to the university. A fund was established and the impact of his decision to remember the university in his Will continues to this day, supporting both part-time postgraduate students in financial hardship as well as access to higher education for applicants seeking asylum in the UK through a scholarship.
This scholarship provides full funding for tuition fees and £500 each year to help with living costs. One student is awarded this scholarship each year. In 2021 that student was Dolapo Olanubi.
“As dramatic as it might sound, when I found out that I was classed as an international student it was one of the worst moments of my life. I had been granted residency status a year before I applied, I thought that was the only barrier for me to get into university. When I found out that I was still classed as an international student I was devastated.”