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The gift will support exceptional international students from under-represented backgrounds embarking on a one-year Masters degree at Cambridge University

The College is incredibly grateful to the Hon. Hilary M. Weston and the Foundation for the generous donation to establish scholarships in support of exceptional international students studying for one-year Masters degrees at Cambridge University that address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  

With the Foundation Scholarships, talented students who come from non-traditional and low-income backgrounds will be able to access Cambridge’s world-class graduate education. The scholarships will support two students, each year, for three years. The first cohort will start this October.

Professor Dame Madeleine Atkins, President of Lucy Cavendish College, said, “We are incredibly grateful for the enormous generosity of The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation. Put simply, their gift will change lives.”

About the Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation
The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation is a Canadian charitable organisation with the goal to contribute to charities whose bold ideas shape a better future for everyone.