The Syncona Foundation is our biggest scholarship funder. Thanks to Syncona and our other funders, we have been able to put our vision into action. The scholarship fund from Syncona is called the David Twumasi Syncona Foundation Scholarship, named after the Syncona employee who first brought us to the attention of the Syncona Foundation. The generous donation from the Foundation will allow five Generating Genius students who need it most, to be provided with full scholarships that fund all university fees and living expenses throughout their course. The aim is that the scholarships will allow these students to achieve their full potential in a STEM focused degree, and then go on to careers within STEM or continue to further study or research.
Syncona employees are also offering their knowledge and career development support to the scholars. During their time at university these students will also engage with, and in some cases intern with, Syncona’s portfolio companies. This is part of a longer-term vision for some of these students, in future years, to be part of diversifying the pipeline of talent entering the Syncona workforce.