Crankstart enables students with academic potential, whatever their backgrounds, to benefit from a full Oxford experience without financial constraints.
In 2012, Sir Michael Moritz and Ms Harriet Heyman pledged £75 million for a visionary programme to support undergraduate students at Oxford. At the time, it was the largest ever philanthropic gift for undergraduate financial support in Europe.
With matching from the University, and a challenge to raise an additional £150 million, an unprecedented £300 million is available. The University’s matched funds are invested in the Oxford Endowment Fund through the central University’s shareholding. Successful endowment management is designed to grow this money over the generations, so that the scholars of tomorrow will experience the same financial assistance, after inflation, as those today.
Further information on the scholarship can be found here Scholarship support for low income UK students | University of Oxford
‘I feel lucky and very privileged to be a Crankstart Scholar. It has made my time in Oxford far less stressful than it otherwise would have been, which is something I am extremely grateful for. I have been able to not only concentrate on my degree but also participate in two sports (gymnastics and cheerleading) which I love doing.’