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One Education

Help fund asylum-seeking scholarships at the University of York

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Each year, graduating students campaign to raise funds for a cause that affects their campus. This year we voted to support Equal Access Scholarships with the Class of 2017 Appeal, aptly named One Education . These scholarships offer asylum-seeking students the chance to study at York, in a safe and secure place. Together we can help more students and make a huge difference to their futures.

If everyone at the University of York gave £1.50 each we would have enough to support 2 asylum seeking students for one full year!

But you don't need to be a student to get involved! Anyone can give and show their support for asylum seeking students and if you give now the University of York Alumni and friends have pledged to match all donations up to £5,000 through YuFund!

Watch Kawa's thank you video here!

The Barriers...

Asylum-seekers in the UK have already overcome many challenges; however, they still face an uphill struggle where further education is concerned. Unfortunately with no access to student loan support and with international tuition fee rates, the door of education can remain shut. What is the future going to look like if people seeking protection cannot learn the skills they need to build a future?

This is why we need your support in raising funds to provide scholarships for asylum-seeking students wishing to study here at York.

The solution...

Last year the University of York opened its doors to its first two Equal Access Scholars, Kawa and Maryam. Students like Kawa and Maryam overcome a series of almost unimaginable obstacles to study at York, like learning a new language and adjusting to a whole new life, with the Equal Access Scholarships the University has helped to make things a bit easier.

With the growing humanitarian crisis, the University of York has since pledged to give five more asylum-seeking students fee-free access to a York degree this year. However, even with their fees covered, each student needs £10,660 per year to cover their living costs and so far we have funding for just three students to join us in October as Equal Access Scholars.

Coming to university is about more than just studying. These scholarships offer the students a chance to truly engage with university life, join clubs and societies and make friends, things we can easily take for granted. The University of York has long been a place of safety for those in need, help continue this proud legacy at a time of unrest and uncertainty.

Welcome someone to York by making a donation today and by sharing our YuStart page.

We have some brilliant rewards to say thank you for your support from personalised thank yous to getting a shout out at graduation so make sure you have a look!

And don't forget to Tweet us-

@YuOpportunities

@GivingtoYork

@YorkAlumni

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Pledge £1 or more

Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.

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Pledge £3 or more

For donating £3 you'll receive the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing you've helped to support asylum seeking access to the University of York!

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Pledge £5 or more

As a thank you, you'll get a shout out on the @GivingtoYork Twitter to let everyone know how brilliant you are! (If you provide your Twitter handle we'll even tag you!)

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Pledge £10 or more

To say thank you for your generosity one of the Class of 2017 team will write you a personal thank you card to let you know how awesome you are! Plus all previous rewards!

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Pledge £20 or more

We're over the moon with your support so we'll send you your very own I 'Welcome someone to York' lanyard! Use it for work or just to keep your keys safe but either way, wear it with pride and be reminded every day of the impact you've had on someone's life.

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Pledge £30 or more

Our scholars come to us from across the world so to say thank you for supporting their education we'll send you one of your very own 'there's no place like York' luggage tags! We don't have many so donate now to snap up yours!

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Pledge £50 or more

Thank you, donations like yours are going to make a huge difference to the lives of asylum seeking students looking to access education here at York. To show this thanks we'll send you your very own, exclusive Class of 2017 'I welcomed someone to York' t-shirt!

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Pledge £75 or more

To show our thanks not only will you receive one of the exclusive Class of 2017 'I welcomed someone to York' t-shirt but you'll also get a shout out over the graduation ceremonies this July. You'll have your name included on one of our banners and a big screen for everyone to see!

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Pledge £100 or more

Wow. We couldn't be more grateful for your support! And to show you how happy we are you'll be invited to our Spring 2018 donor event in London (travel and accomodation not included) here you can meet some of the team behind the scholarships and students who benefit from scholarships like Equal Access.

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