Bursary scheme at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University
In 2012, The Danson Foundation made a gift of £1.5m to St. Anne’s College for the provision of undergraduate bursaries. This benefaction helps to fund students from the lowest-income backgrounds, supporting the College’s belief that all students with the ability to succeed should have the opportunity to do so, regardless of their circumstances.
Since launching, the Danson Bursaries have supported a total of 270 students. The bursaries provide vital funding to help students in both their academic and social lives, relieving the pressure and stress that uncertain financial situations can cause.
Helen King, principle of St. Anne’s College, said: “The generous support of the Danson Foundation has been key in enabling St Anne’s College to build on its historic legacy of opening Oxford to those who would otherwise be excluded. We are proud to recognise the foundation’s role in furthering the College’s ambitions to be the home of choice for students from all backgrounds, and inspiring them to fulfil their academic potential and prepare for future careers that will change the world for the better.”