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Pembroke extends graduate support offering eight new scholarships

8th October 2019

Pembroke College is proud to announce that it will be extending the support available for graduate students for the 2019/20 academic year enabling eight new scholars to join the 25 current graduate scholars at the College.  

The new Scholarships are ‘The Pembroke College Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry’, to be held by Yixuan Hu, a DPhil candidate in the Baldwin lab; ‘The Pembroke College Mathematical Institute Scholarship’ to be held by Siddharth Unnithan Kumar, a DPhil candidate in Applied Mathematics; ‘The Pembroke Blackstone Scholarship for the Bachelor in Civil Law’ enabling student Audrey Driscoll to undertake the world’s most prestigious and competitive graduate law programme at Pembroke and ‘The Pembroke College & Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages Scholarship’ for the Masters in Modern Languages. In addition, four ‘Pembroke Alumni Graduate Scholarships’ have been created for current graduate students who may require financial assistance in order to complete their research.

These new scholarships will make a major contribution in enabling the best students from across the world to study at Oxford, a sentiment that is echoed by MCR Access Rep Hannah McIntyre: “Postgraduate scholarships are vital in ensuring that the most able students from all over the world can contribute to the academic life of Pembroke, regardless of background”. Speaking regarding the Blackstone Scholarship in Civil Law, Professor Ariel Ezrachi, Fellow in Law and Slaughter and May Professor of Competition Law commented: “We are delighted to be able to offer financial support to promising scholars as part of our commitment to excellence in advance legal studies”.

Frances Clemente, the recipient of the Pembroke College & Faculty of Medieval Languages Scholarship commended the life changing impact of the new scholarship for her, commenting: “Ever since I was a child I have dreamt of attending a prestigious university abroad: I never thought I would actually have the possibility to do so, academically or financially.” Speaking on the Alumni Graduate Scholarship, current graduate student George Klaeren (DPhil Theology and Religion, 2018), commented: “Thanks to the assistance of the Alumni Graduate Scholarship, I am able to continue my research as a doctoral student at Pembroke College…and develop my work towards the completion of the doctoral dissertation, conference presentations, and the publication of articles in scholarly journals”.

Whilst these scholarships will form a key part of the new support initiatives that Pembroke will provide in the coming academic year, Pembroke will continue to provide six Senior Studentships allowing Graduates to become members of the college’s Senior Common Room where they can be part of the college’s academic community and start to build their academic career; and a £30,000 ‘Dean of Graduates’ fund which supports graduates who may need to attend conferences and undertake travel as part of their studies. Furthermore, the already established ‘Oxford-Percival Stanion Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry’, will be given to Irene Ye for the 2019 year, a doctoral student in the subject. Irene will become the second person to hold this scholarship following Cillian Brophy, who has been enrolled in the scholarship since 2017.

For more information about these scholarships and to read what the graduates themselves had to say about them, click here.

Audrey Driscoll, Pembroke Blackstone Civil Law Scholarship
Audrey Driscoll, Pembroke Blackstone Civil Law Scholarship
Siddharth Unnithan Kumar, Pembroke Mathematical Institute Scholarship
Siddharth Unnithan Kumar, Pembroke Mathematical Institute Scholarship
Frances Clemente, Pembroke Faculty of Medieval Languages Scholarship
Frances Clemente, Pembroke Faculty of Medieval Languages Scholarship
Irene Ye, Oxford-Percival Stanion Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry
Irene Ye, Oxford-Percival Stanion Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry
Cillian Brophy, currently enrolled in the Oxford-Percival Stanion Biochemistry Scholarship
Cillian Brophy, currently enrolled in the Oxford-Percival Stanion Biochemistry Scholarship