Sir Ivor Roberts Graduate Scholarship

Appeal Update

We need to raise a further £80,000 in four months, so that the University will provide the matched funding it has offered for the scholarship.  This will ensure that the income from the endowment will cover all the fees and living costs of a Home/EU student in perpetuity. We have until the end of March 2018 to achieve this ambitious target and your support at this time is vitally important.  If you would like to make a donation, please click here.

The Sir Ivor Roberts Graduate Scholarship

As a priority, the college continues to raise money for a graduate scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, honouring Sir Ivor Roberts, who retired from the presidency earlier this year.

Most Home/EU students need about £25,000 p.a. to cover fees and living expenses and those from overseas face higher costs.  This is a very heavy burden, especially for those studying for a doctorate, which takes three years.  Full or partial support provided through a scholarship makes a tremendous difference to the recipient and is essential if the college is to attract the most able applicants.

To make a donation, please click here

How much do we need?

✓ When the appeal passed £100,000, the college agreed to invest the money to create an endowment fund.  The income produced by this investment will ensure that the scholarship exists in perpetuity.  The total now exceeds £400,000.

  • £ 500,000 would cover all the fees and half the living costs of a Home/EU graduate student
  • £ 600,000 would cover all the fees of an overseas graduate student
  • £ 800,000 would cover all the fees and all the living costs of a Home/EU graduate student
  • £1,000,000 would cover all the fees and living costs of a graduate from anywhere in the world

The more money that is raised, the closer the scholarship will come to covering not only the fees, but also the living costs of recipients from anywhere in the world.  Should the target be passed, the scholarship would be awarded to more than one student at any given time.

Progress to date

The appeal has now passed £425,000, in gifts ranging from £10 to £50,000.  We are exceptionally grateful to the 400 people who have made a gift to date and we hope that many more Old Members and Friends will follow this example in the coming weeks.

We hope that all Trinity’s Old Members and Friends will support the college’s graduate community by making a gift to endow the scholarship that bears Sir Ivor’s name.  Whatever amount you feel comfortable in giving, your donation will help a graduate student at Trinity in the future.