Where merit and need come hand in hand

Lily Foster speaking at the Annual Courtauld Scholarship reception
For Lily Foster, MA 2012 alumna and current PhD student, The Edmond J Safra Philanthropic Foundation Scholarship and Mrs Charles Wrightsman Scholarship acted as both awards for her exceptional academic ability and talent and as crucial help in a difficult financial situation.

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Launching careers

Alumna Valerie Whitacre (MA in the History of Art 2009), former Jungels-Winkler Charitable Foundation Scholar, explains the impact her scholarship made on her career aspirations.

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Helping International Students achieve their potential

India, China and Brazil all have a vast cultural heritage of wall paintings. All are developing rapidly and increasingly recognising the value—social and economic—of their rich heritage.  The Courtauld has ongoing programmes of conservation and training in both India and China, ensuring both reputation and connections.  Our challenge is that potential students from these countries are poor.  No one gets rich preserving their cultural heritage, yet we demand high intelligence, multidisciplinary skills and demonstrable commitment.

Scholarship support for students like Sanjay Dhar, PhD candidate in Wall Painting Conservation and Akzo Nobel Scholar, affords us the opportunity to nurture exceptional local students as they pursue their education and enter their careers.

Sanjay is one of only a handful of scholars focused on the conversation of wall paintings in India.  With his scholarship support, Sanjay is able to work on-site between India and The Courtauld in London.

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