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The Margaret Andrew Bursary

Next year, 2024, marks 675 years since Margaret Andrew, knowing her death from plague was approaching, bequeathed her land in Chesterton to the new Gild of the Corpus Christi. This was the first of many benefactions supplemented by several hundred others that collectively ‘crowd funded’ the foundation of the College in 1352.

Margaret’s seal on her will

Can you take part in this year’s ‘crowd-funding’ project?

In the 40th anniversary year of the matriculation of undergraduate women to study at Corpus, we are seeking your help to raise the profile of Margaret Andrew in Corpus’ institutional memory by fundraising for a bursary in her name. We aim to raise enough money to endow an annual award, the Margaret Andrew Bursary, with a fundraising target of £110,000, This will generate a £3,500 bursary each year.

Your collaborative effort to fund this initiative will offer help to current and future generations of students, and in so doing commemorate the College’s first known benefactor.

The bursary will be awarded to a female student with limited means.

Should we beat our target, funds will be used to support other widening participation, hardship or welfare activities that embrace the journey we continue to be on, and that is to welcome the most academically able students to pursue their studies at Corpus without financial concerns.

Please click here to support The Margaret Andrew Bursary

Please use reference 22109 in the 'other' designation section. 

Photo - Margaret’s seal on her will