Scholars

The Trust’s office is currently closed, but the Trust’s team continue to work remotely and are still there for you!  Please be assured that, despite these unprecedented times, our staff are doing everything necessary to be able to continue to provide support to our scholars and partners.  The Trust is working with a wide range of colleagues and partners to revise and publish accurate and updated information so that scholars can make informed decisions about their work, and take steps to stay safe and well.

We appreciate that the current situation may be disruptive to your research and study, and understand that many of you will have questions about your scholarship and the Trust’s policies in relation to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

We will continue to keep our students updated and would ask that you check your e-mail boxes regularly for advice and information from the Trust, and from the University, which is also regularly updating its advice for students.  Should you need to contact the Scholarships Team, please do so providing your USN or application number.  However, please do not e-mail specific members of staff as this could delay your receiving a response.

The Trust has a dedicated Facebook group for our scholars in residence.  This is a private group; only members can see who is in the group, and what they post, and provides a platform through which you can all communicate with each other should you wish to.

If you are a prospective student or offer holder, you can find advice and the answers to frequently asked questions on the University’s web pages here.

We are conscious that many students who have suddenly had their research disrupted may be worried about potential extensions to their funding which may become necessary. 

In the unusual circumstances presented by the pandemic of COVID-19, the Cambridge Trust will be considering applications for extensions of maintenance funding for students, on a case-by-case discretionary basis, during the term prior to the end of individual scholarships.  Please see the ‘Extension of Funding Guidance’, downloadable on the right of this webpage for Scholars, where you can also download the ‘Extension of Funding Application Form’.  Please ensure that should you wish to make an application that you read the Extension of Funding Guidance before doing so.

The Trust will be continuing its award process over the coming months for the next academic year.

As the Trust receives an extremely large number of applications, your patience would be appreciated while waiting for a decision, bearing in mind that the majority of awards administered by the Trust are made between March and July, in order for successful applicants to take up their places in October.

During the awards period, you will be able to view a current list of awardees, using the 'Scholarships Awarded' tab on the left of this page.  

As long as you have applied by the funding deadline and have a conditional offer of admission for your course, you will be considered for any awards for which you are eligible.

Please note that due to the number of applications the Trust receives, it is not possible to notify unsuccessful applicants.  Awardees will be notified as soon as is possible.