Trust renews its scholarship with the Snowdon Trust

The Cambridge Trust has renewed its agreement with the Snowdon Trust to jointly offer the Snowdon Cambridge Scholarship for postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge. 

The Snowdon Trust provides grants to physically disabled and sensory impaired students studying in the UK in higher education or in training towards employment. It was founded in 1981 by the First Earl of Snowdon, who, having contracted polio as a child, became a champion of disabled people’s rights.

He founded the charity with a sum of £14,000 that he had accumulated in a trust fund from fees he received for photographs of the Royal Family while he had been married to Princess Margaret. The Trust has since awarded grants totalling over £3.5m, helping around 2,500 people obtain qualifications which have shaped their futures.

Up to two Snowdon Cambridge Scholarships, each worth up to £30,000, will be offered in each academic year to fund Master’s and other one-year postgraduate courses in any subject (although priority will be given to applicants in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Applicants can be from any country and should self-identify in the University online application process as having a physical or sensory disability. 

First Earl of Snowdon

First Earl of Snowdon