Scholarship Beneficiary Humzah Heading to Oxford

Humzah Ali

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is delighted to learn that a recipient of one of the charity’s scholarships is to take up a place at Christ Church College, Oxford, after obtaining exemplary grades in his A Levels.

Humzah Ali, who utilised the charity’s scholarship to study A Levels at Ratcliffe College, achieved a full set of A* grades in French, English Literature and History.

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity’s scholarship programme enables high performing pupils within schools across Leicestershire and Rutland the opportunity to enrol at independent schools for the duration of their A Levels.

Humzah is the second Sir Thomas White Loan Charity scholar attending Ratcliffe College to obtain a place at Oxbridge, following in the footsteps of Hebe Jackson, who went on to study Modern and Medieval Languages at King’s College Cambridge last year.

“My transition from a state school to Ratcliffe College Sixth Form has provided me with many opportunities and skills which have made me well-prepared for university life,” said Humzah. “I am immensely grateful to The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity for this enriching experience, and I am very much looking forward to beginning my studies at Christ Church.”

Ben Harrison, Head of Sixth Form at Ratcliffe College, added: “Humzah has achieved a great deal during his two years at Ratcliffe College and contributed a huge amount to our community, in spite of the challenges caused by the pandemic. We are very proud of him, and excited for him as he embarks on this next stage of his education.”

“Everyone at The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is incredibly proud of Humzah,” said Lucy Womack, the charity’s trustee leading the scholarship programme. “We’re delighted that our scholarship provided Humzah with the opportunity to maximise his potential at Ratcliffe and we’re excited for the opportunities that are sure to come to him in Oxford.”

For more information on The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity’s scholarship programme, please click here