One of the ways alumni and friends of St George’s can support current students is by donating to one of our Funds. This money is used to help students support themselves financially, to help with extra-curricular activities, and to encourage enterprising initiatives.
Most of our donors give to the Annual Fund, however we have a range of other awards and prizes that are also funded by alumni and friends of St George’s. All donations, no matter how small, are gratefully received, and go a long way to helping students achieve their best with us.
See below for information on the different funds:
Student experience fund
Student experience awards provide grants to assist students and staff with small-scale innovative projects that have a clear impact on student experience in the broader sense.
Student hardship fund
The Student hardship fund is used to provide financial help for students who are experiencing financial difficulties whilst studying. The fund provides emergency grants and loans that help students when the unexpected happens so that they can continue with their studies.
Alastair Hunter sports fund
The Alastair Hunter sports fund builds on the long tradition of successfully integrating professional training with participation in sport at a high level.
Alastair Hunter was Dean to the medical school in the 1960s and 70s and passionately believed that students should strive to excel not just in their studies but in the field too.
Paul Calvert Award
The Paul Calvert scholarships are awarded to students undertaking particular modules in anatomy on the intercalated BSc programme (iBSc) and an academic prize will go to the student with the highest mark in those modules at the end of their BSc.
Paul Calvert was a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in St George’s Hospital who sadly died in 2004. The Merivale-Austin Foundation (MAF) has generously established the scholarships and prize in Paul’s memory.
Joe Collier Prize
The Joe Collier prize is awarded to the student who gains the highest mark in the final year prescribing examination.
This prize is funded in honour of Professor Joe Collier, who was the first clinical pharmacologist to be appointed at St George's in the 1960's.
Susan Kanter Thomas Travel Award
The Susan Kanter Thomas travel award was established to support students wishing to undertake an elective or student selected component (SSC) in the United States who, without additional financial support, would be unable to travel overseas.
Susan Kanter Thomas was a highly valued and respected member of SGUL Council and her family have generously established this prize in Susan’s memory.
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Thank you for thinking about supporting our students.