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This page contains a list of charitable trusts that assist medical students. The list is by no means exhaustive, so we suggest that you do further research, and read our tips on applying to charitable trusts.
BMA Medical Educational Trust
Grants for students taking Medicine as a second degree who have debts exceeding £25,000 and who do not have access to fee loans or the NHS Bursary Scheme. Applications are made an academic year in advance. Application packs are available from November to mid January and the deadline for completed applications is 31st January.
Tel: 020 7383 6142
The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Help with fees and undergraduate vacation scholarships. Applicants must be attending Scottish universities, and be Scottish by birth, descent or residence. To be eligible the applicant must also show that s/he would suffer hardship if assistance was not given. Information on funding regulations and the application process can be found on the Trust’s website.
Andrew Carnegie House
The Follett Trust
Grants are made to students in higher education, including scholarships. Please note this trust accepts only solicited applications via a care agency or similar, rather than independent applications. Please email or call for more details.
Tel: 01438 810400
George Heim Memorial Trust
Grants to young people under 30 to encourage them in education.
Tel: 01458 252097
Gilchrist Educational Trust
Grants of up to £1000 for students nearing the end of their degree facing unexpected financial difficulties which may prevent them from completing the course.
13 Brookfield Avenue
Helena Kennedy Foundation
The Foundation exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students from the further and adult education sectors, enabling them to complete their studies in higher education and move on successfully into employment.
One-off grants to people who were denied opportunity to continue their higher education first time around. Applicants must be currently attending an FE or 6th form college and applications must be endorsed by the college. See website for more details and application form.
Helena Kennedy Foundation
Room 243a, University House
University of East London
Tel: 0208 223 2027
Hilda Martindale Educational Trust
The Trust is only able to support women who are British Nationals, taking a course or training to follow a profession or career in areas where women are underrepresented. Further eligibility criteria apply.
Download the “Guidance for Applicants” document from the website below for information on eligibility criteria, an application form and the deadline for receipt of completed applications.
Awards are made once per year for the next academic year and deadlines are strictly applied. Ad hoc requests for grants/awards cannot be considered.
Details are also available by post (please include a stamped addressed envelope) at the address below.
The Hilda Martindale Trust
Royal Holloway, University of London
The Institute of Medical Ethics
A charitable organisation whose mission is promoting and supporting the impartial study and understanding of medical ethics and its integration into clinical practice through education, research, and publication. They are involved in organising conferences and providing grants to students interested in medical ethics.
Bold Business Centre
Tel: 01925 299733
The Mckenna Charitable Trust
Grants for individuals in need in England and Wales with particular emphasis on educational needs and provision of support for people with disabilities. No unsolicited applications accepted.
c/o Buzzacott LLP
12 New Fetter Lane
Tel: 020 7556 1200
The Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK)
The Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) (UK) is a national non-profit making charitable Association formed in 1978 that gives one-off grants of £50 – 300 for students of health education or sciences, primarily from black and minority groups, especially African-Caribbean. Preferences given to those living in Birmingham, Nottingham, London and internationally. Apply online in February or August.
PO Box 9084
PO Box 1270
Tel: Mrs Lyrell McNish on 0208 291 2733
Tel: Charmaine Case on 0208 251 7820
The Noon Foundation
Assists students studying at Oxford and Cambridge.
25 Queen Annes Gate
St James Park
Tel: 0207 654 1600
The Richard Newitt Fund
Grants usually around £400, and normally awarded to first year undergraduate courses, but will consider applicants up to 40 years of age.
Kleinwort Benson Trustees Ltd
PO Box 191
10 Fenchurch S
Tel: 0207 623 800
Ruth Hayman Trust
The trust is a small charity which supports the education and training of adults who have come to settle in the UK, and who speak a language other than English as their first language, with small grants of up to £500. Grants are given for course related costs such as course and exam fees, and sometimes for books. Applications must include an academic reference. Guidelines, application forms and deadlines are available on the website.
PO Box 17685
The Sidney Perry Foundation
The trust aims primarily to help first degree students. Students must be younger than 35 when the course starts. Eligible foreign students studying in Britain can also apply. Postgraduates may also receive support.
Sir Richard Stapely Educational Trust
The trust funds students pursuing degrees in medicine, dentistry and veterinary studies. Applications are welcome from students beginning their first year of study, as well as from those already embarked on their degree course. To be eligible, students must be over the age of 24, a resident of the UK and accepted on, or applying for, a place on a degree course in medicine. Please note the trust does not fund electives.
The Stapley Trust
P. O. Box 839
The Victoria Foundation
The Victoria Foundation aims to ensure that young people who may not otherwise be able to study are given the opportunity to do so. They provide funds on a bursary basis to those with proven academic ability, drive and ambition to succeed. You can apply by completing their application form and sending this by fax, email or post.
Tel: 020 8332 1788
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