School of Business and Economics


21 Nov 2017

Family of SBE Alumna sets up scholarship in her memory

Shakila Khan Ghumra

Family members of Shakila Khan-Ghumra, who was tragically killed on 5 September 2017 in a fatal car accident, has set up a scholarship underneath the university in her memory.

Shakila Khan-Ghumra was a School of Business and Economics Alumna who graduated with a BSc Accounting and Financial Management degree in 2010 and later went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2013. The 29-year old, then worked as a Financial Accountant for Global Payments, Syncreon and Long Clawson Dairy.

In memory of Shakila, the alumna’s family have now set up the Shakila Khan-Ghumra Development Trust Scholarship at Loughborough University, offering help to talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to further their education.

In a joint statement, Shakila’s parents said: 

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Shakila Khan-Ghumra. She had the ability to rise above any situation and turn it into a success. Shakila was a passionate believer in equality in education for all. She mentored many friends, colleagues and younger family members to achieve their full potential.”

Those interested in donating to the Scholarship are asked to email