The University has opened the annual travel scholarship competition which honours a KU graduate killed in the July 7 bombings.
The Philip Russell Travel Scholarship is awarded to one student a year – giving them a £5,000 grant to travel abroad and help charitable organisations with their work.
Past winners have participated in voluntary work in such countries as Cambodia, Africa and Brazil, working with children and on community projects.
Philip Russell was a keen traveller who completed a BA in Business Studies in 1998 at KU. After graduating, he embarked on a four-month trip around South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and the award was set up in 2006 to recognise his love of travel.
He was killed when the number 30 bus exploded at Tavistock Square and JP Morgan Asset Management, employer at the time of his death, has donated to the scholarship fund along with Philip’s family and friends.
The selection process includes meeting with a panel comprised of staff as well as Philip’s parents. The award offers the opportunity to travel the world while helping impoverished communities.
The closing date is 31st March. To apply go to: