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Sir Simon Milton Bursaries

Sir Simon Milton Bursaries (Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge)

Sir Simon Milton was an alumnus of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he read history and went on to become President of the Union. His time at Cambridge was very important to him and helped him to become the successful man that he was.

In recognition of the powerful impact such an education can have and to give more young men and women a chance to study at his former College, the Sir Simon Milton Foundation offers Bursaries for students from London. The priority for such awards is made to students from Westminster who come from low income families and who have been offered a place at the College. They are intended to help students with their living costs whilst at Cambridge.

Selection and notification of Bursary recipients

Selection of those who are to receive Sir Simon Milton Bursaries is made by the College in consultation with the Sir Simon Milton Foundation annually. The College informs students who are to receive them.

In the academic year 2015-17, the Foundation, through generous donations, was able to fund 22 students at Gonville and Caius and has plans to fund a further 11 students in 2017-18. In return, the students volunteer to help promote the work of the Foundation or even actively participate when they are at home.