Acasta Partners Introduces Inaugural Further Education Scholarship Recipient

18 November 2022

Acasta Partners, an alternative investment firm, is delighted to introduce the inaugural recipient of the Acasta Partners Further Education Scholarship in partnership with the Eastside Young Leaders’ Academy (EYLA). Matthew Kosgei is from The London Borough of Tower Hamlets and was a student at EYLA in Newham.

EYLA’s aim is to create leaders of character and purpose for tomorrow’s world through leadership workshops and seminars, drawn from those most in need in grassroots communities. EYLA views education as a launchpad for this mission and as a gateway to belonging to an influential peer group who will individually and collectively exert positive influence in society.

Matthew was selected as the first recipient of the Acasta Partners Scholarship after a competitive interview process. He will be studying Electrical, Electronic & Mechatronic Engineering at The University of Manchester. The scholarship comprises an award of £10,000 per year toward tuition, course materials, and other expenses while at university. It also includes the option for a paid summer internship with Acasta Partners, alongside ongoing mentorship.

Due to the strength of the applications, the awarding committee decided to make two further awards of £5,000 per year to two additional recipients, Victor Adedeji and Godfred Adomako.

Mike Humphries, Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Acasta Partners said, “The team at Acasta was impressed with the talent, industriousness, and leadership potential of the recipients. We feel privileged to work with the EYLA team around helping support some of their students as they move on to higher education and ultimately begin their careers.”

Ray Lewis at EYLA, commented, “EYLA exists to nurture and develop the leadership potential, health, and well-being of children and young people, especially Black and minority youth, empowering them to become the next generation of successful leaders. Having corporate partners that are willing to provide funds, mentorship, and professional opportunities for our students in the next stage of their journey is vitally important. We are grateful to Acasta Partners for their support and wish the scholarship recipients all the best in their future studies and beyond.”

Matthew Kosgei, Acasta Partners Further Education Scholarship recipient, added, “These funds will enable me to have even greater focus on my studies and to receive the full benefit of the university experience. Throughout the scholarship application process, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the Acasta team, and I am excited to start my internship with them next summer.”