Graduation 2019

Annual Fund Appeal 2019-20

Help us enrich Wolfson students’ experience

Graduation 2019

Beyond the academic programme, funding and well-being are central to the College experience of every student. It is the aim of Wolfson College to offer every member of its international community of scholars the opportunity to fulfil their potential by providing the necessary financial support.

Last year we offered over £700,000 to students, with nearly all of this coming from funds raised directly by the Wolfson community. While some students have been successful in securing prestigious scholarships, the need for financial support is ever-increasing. This year applications have doubled leaving many talented students seeking assistance to enable them to begin their studies.

Going forward, it is the aim of Wolfson College that support is available to the brightest minds eager to join our community, regardless of their circumstances. Your gift of any size really will make a difference.

Any gift made to Wolfson College from a new donor will also unlock match funding, pound-for-pound, from the Harding Challenge Fund to help students in need at Wolfson and across collegiate Cambridge. More details can be found online.

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How your gift could help Wolfson's students

Annual Student Fund Any size Gifts are applied where needed most
Grants and awards £100 - £1,000 Contribute towards grants and awards for travel, sport, and projects
Top-up Bursaries £500 - £2,500

To allow undergraduates from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to embrace the Cambridge experience

Writing-Up Bursaries

£1,500-£3,000

Support PhD students requiring an extension to complete their degree

Graduate Medical Bursaries

£3,465

Cover the mandatory first-year fee for students on the Accelerated Medical Course

Maintenance Bursaries

£6,000-£12,000

Living expenses support for MPhil students pursuing careers in academia and looking to proceed to a PhD

Match funded PhD Studentships

£10,000-£30,000

Enabling the College to partner with University departments, Research Councils and the Cambridge Trust to fund a PhD

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Hannah Twinberrow
Hannah Twinberrow

Hannah, English BA, 2018
"I have been  fighting for almost a decade to defy medical expectation and see myself return to academia. This support will allow me to continue to grow into the person I know I can be. I hope that I can inspire others to overcome whatever adversities they may face and that you will be proud to have aided me in that ambition."

George Woodward
George

George, Graduate Course of Medicine, 2016
"This year through the generosity of donors I have been not only able to focus on my studies but also flourish as an individual, conduct clinical research and give back to the college that has supported me through both academic and emotional challenges in the form of teaching."

David Izuogu
David

David, PhD Chemistry, 2017

Societies: WCSA President; President Tennis Society (Lawn), President Volleyball Society and Wolfson Entrepreneurs Society (WES), Pool Society, Science Society.

 “I have received student bursary towards my research from Wolfson College, which has allowed me to present my findings at the 16th International Conference on Molecule-Based Magnets last year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I couldn’t have imagined what my research would have been without the productive interaction I had with professionals in my field at the conference, the lifetime networks as well as stimulating research conversations. All these gave me a real sense of direction with my research especially considering the complexity associated with research in the field of single-molecule magnets which hold great promises for future technologies with potential applications in quantum computing, spintronic, information processing and storage among others."

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