Generous donors take Shirley Scholars Fund past milestone figure
25 January 2021
Donations from friends, alumni, and supporters of the Oxford Internet Institute have now taken the total money raised for the Shirley Scholars Fund to £105,000 – enough to fund the fees and living costs for a standard DPhil student over a three-year period.
The Shirley Scholars Fund supports DPhil students at the Oxford Internet Institute, including those with a specific interest in diversity and fairness in technology. The Fund was named in honour of the OII’s founding donor, Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, a successful technology entrepreneur, businesswoman, and philanthropist.
Professor Philip Howard, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, said:
“I am delighted that we have raised over £100,000 for the Shirley Scholars Fund from individual donors.
“I would like to thank all those who have donated so far for their wonderful generosity. I encourage anyone who sees the importance of supporting equality and diversity in tech to pledge their support.”
You can find out more about the Shirley Scholars Fund and make a donation through the OII website.