Gift will support financially disadvantaged students

15 December 2014

A significant gift will make a major contribution to ensuring no student is deterred from studying at Cambridge due to their financial circumstances.

A landmark donation from the Reuben Foundation will support the most financially disadvantaged undergraduate students in meeting the costs of their studies at Cambridge from 2014.

This is the largest Reuben Scholarship Programme established to date, and with match funding from the Cambridge Bursary Scheme, it will support at least 90 students over the next five years.

The Foundation’s generous gift is the largest made to the Cambridge Bursary Scheme for some time.

“I’m delighted the Reuben Foundation has enabled us to provide these Bursaries, which will make a significant contribution towards the accommodation and subsistence costs of studying at Cambridge,” said Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Cambridge’s Vice-Chancellor.

“A Cambridge education is a transformational experience, and their generosity will help ensure that basic living costs do not prevent talented students from benefiting from it.”

The Reubens said: “We are delighted to see the continued expansion of the Reuben Scholarship Programme, and look forward to a long partnership with Cambridge which will benefit many bright students over the coming years”.

The Reuben Scholarship Programme was created by the Reuben Foundation in 2012 in association with the University of Oxford, University College London and ARK Schools. The donation will be administered for the University by the Isaac Newton Trust.