Newsletter Archive: Autumn 2006
Our Scholarships Challenge
In the previous article, Professor Mignon Nixon’s students demonstrate the value of scholarships offered to aspiring students at the Courtauld Institute. The Courtauld currently has £300,000 to offer each year in scholarships, benefiting on average over 30 students each year. This sum is made up of generous annual donations from individuals, trusts and companies as well as from important legacies. Donors recognise the importance of scholarships to enable future generations of scholars of the history of art to fulfill their potential.
The Courtauld’s aim is to increase its scholarship fund to £800,000 per year, enabling us to support some 45% of our postgraduate students through what is an important, but often financially difficult period in their lives.
We are delighted to announce that the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation has increased its support to $75,000 a year for the next three years. This generous gift will enable three American students to attend the MA programme each year. The international nature of the MA programme is one of its great strengths. The American alumni body is growing, with former students now living and working all over the USA.
How You Can Help
Naming a Scholarship The Courtauld seeks scholarships for UK/EU and overseas students for the academic years 2007/8 and 2008/9. We welcome single gifts from £3,000 to £20,000 which can support a range of scholarship options from support of fees only, to a full overseas scholarship for one year. Scholarships can be given as a lifetime gift, or through a legacy gift and can be named in your own name or that of another individual.
Michael Kitson Scholarship Fund If you would like to make a gift towards supporting scholarships, you can do so by contributing to the Michael Kitson Scholarship Fund with a gift of your choice. Whatever you can give to this fund will help a student.
How to Make a Gift please contact Kate Knight (Head of Individual Giving Programmes) who can talk you through the above options in more detail and provide you with a gift form. firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7848 2194