Scholarship in memory of former student.
The scholarship is in memory of Li Xiaoming who was killed along with seven Chinese colleagues while working as a peace keeper in the country. They were at a meeting at United Nations mission in the country's capital Port-au-Prince on January 12 2010 when the earthquake struck.
The first winner of the scholarship is Li Ting, 23, from Fenguang Province in China's Hunan Province.
Next month she will begin a masters degree in economics at the university in Coventry.
Warwick University vice chancellor Nigel Thrift said: "This scholarship was conceived as a way to keep Li Xiaoming's legacy alive. Li Xiaoming was an exceptional student as well as a compassionate, kind and caring individual dedicated to serving his count r y.
"By giving this award to Li Ting we are not only recognising her potential as an outstanding student but as someone whose study at Warwick will help her become an engaged and wholly aware Warwick citizen."
Li Ting's undergraduate research at Nankai University was about Chinese rural poverty and debt.
She said she hoped to use her time at Warwick to study problems faced by poor communities around the world.