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Supporting Students

Fitzwilliam is committed to encouraging students from all backgrounds to apply to Cambridge, and to supporting them when they are here.

"The generosity of alumni has allowed us to expand our programmes of support, so that no potential applicant need be deterred from applying to Fitzwilliam. Dr Paul Chirico, Senior Tutor

Meeting the costs associated with a university education can be a real challenge. With your help, we will ensure that our students can afford to take full advantage of the academic and extra-curricular opportunities available to them at Cambridge. 

Student Opportunities Fund

The Student Opportunities Fund is one of the College’s most important means of supporting our students. From maintenance bursaries and vacation rent rebates to awards for travel, research and charitable work, this versatile fund provides grants to students when and where needed. Donations are generally spent within a year of receipt.

Named Maintenance Fund

Some alumni prefer to make larger donations in order to set up named maintenance bursary funds. These funds may be endowed, providing student support in perpetuity, or expendable. Expendable funds run for a number of years until the donation is exhausted.

To find out more about setting up a new fund, or to make a donation to the Student Opportunities Fund, please contact the Development Office.

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