New graduate scholarships in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics

New graduate scholarships in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics

  • A member of the Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy group in the Department of Engineering
    Engineering is one of the subjects that Parasol Cambridge Scholars will be able to study

A gift of £90,000 from The Parasol Foundation Trust to the Cambridge Commonwealth European and International Trust at the University of Cambridge will create two scholarships for outstanding graduate students to undertake studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics subjects over the next three years.

The Parasol Cambridge Scholarship will enable exceptional students, who would otherwise be unable to undertake postgraduate studies, to benefit from Cambridge’s pre-eminent teaching and research at world-renowned facilities such as the Dyson Centre for Engineering Design and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. 

Our mission is to enable change by supporting talented individuals and core centres of health and education, in order to create a better future for the next generation. Through education, cutting-edge technologies, advanced medical treatments and culture preservation, we hope to contribute to a better and brighter future.

Ruth Parasol, Principal Benefactress and Founder of The Parasol Foundation Trust

About the Parasol Foundation Trust

Since 2009, The Parasol Foundation Trust has supported a wide variety of projects and activities led by the University, donating over £800,000 to date. Beneficiaries have included the Darwin Correspondence Project, the Lewis-Gibson Genizah Collection, Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club and the Cambridge Trust.

On a global level, for over 10 years the Trust has given to communities in Gibraltar, the UK, Israel, India and the United States. It has committed over £20 million to educational, health, culture and heritage initiatives.


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