Alumnus Del Singh remembered through new LSE scholarship

The Del Singh Foundation is generously funding a new MSc scholarship at LSE. The Del Singh Foundation Scholarship will cover tuition fees and living costs to support one student in the next academic year (2016/17) on any post-graduate course at the School’s European Institute, with preference given to students from war zones/conflict affected areas.

The Foundation was created in January 2014 following the tragic death of LSE alumnus Del Singh (MSc European Studies 2000) in Kabul, Afghanistan while working with the British Department of International Development. Del dedicated his life to fighting for human rights across the world and sought justice for those whose voices could not be heard. He channelled his passion into every project he was involved in - from his international development work to supporting local community projects at home. 

Dishi Kaur Umfleet, Del’s sister and founder of the Del Singh Foundation, commented: 

The Del Singh Foundation Scholarship is in tribute to my brother’s life – to honour Del’s accomplishments while perpetuating his vision of equality of opportunity for all.

Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, remarked: 

It is a privilege for the European Institute to host a scholarship in the memory of one of our own alumni who clearly demonstrated the best human values of international understanding and cooperation. This scholarship will provide opportunity to a young successor who would not otherwise have been able to study with us. This is, indeed, a fitting tribute.