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ELIZABETH KOLB MEMORIAL TRUST

Grants for Catholic women students at the University of Cambridge, born in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland

Grants of up to £500 for Catholic women students at the University of Cambridge, born in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland

The Elizabeth Kolb Memorial Trust provides support for Catholic women studying in Cambridge for a range of purposes. In recent years, these include providing funds for:

  • Those who are experiencing financial hardship. The fund has contributed to covering maintenance expenses.

  • Books for university courses.

  • Dissertation expenses and doctoral fieldwork.

  • Medical electives overseas.

  • Attendance at graduate conferences.

  • Language courses overseas.

  • Pilgrimage to Lourdes​

Grants are usually given for up to £500 for well-defined purposes. Other such purposes could include medical expenses, study equipment, travel (particularly if related to studies). In exceptional circumstances contributions may exceed £500.  A clear break-down of expenses is required.

The trust was created in 1958 by the will of Louis Michael Kolb, ‘in memory of my truly beloved and unforgettable wife Elizabeth’, to give ‘grants-in-aid to assist worthy girls of the Roman Catholic faith born in the United Kingdom engaged in any particular course of studies and in their living expenses at the Cambridge University, England ’.  

Applicants must be practising Roman Catholics, who were born in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, and are engaged in any course of studies at the University of Cambridge. 

Grants will be made at the beginning of the Easter Term.  Applications for the year 2023–24 must be received by the end of Lent Full Term (15 March 2024), although applications can be considered at other times in exceptional circumstances of hardship.

 

For further details, please contact:

 

Sr Ann Swailes OP
Fisher House,

Guildhall St,
Cambridge,
CB2 3NH
E. acs92@cam.ac.uk

An application form may be downloaded below to be completed and sent to Sr Ann.

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