2019 American Foundation Excellence Scholarship recipient
Projects you can support
American Foundation Excellence Scholarship Program
The program supports talented American students wishing to undertake postgraduate study at Royal Holloway. The scholarship provides valuable funds to cover accommodation for the duration of their postgraduate year. Over the last 5 years, thanks to support from donations through the American Foundation, 22 students have attended Royal Holloway and achieved postgraduate degrees in courses ranging from MA Public History and MA Creative Writing through to MSc Machine Learning and MSc Finance.
David Cesarani Kobler Scholarship
Professor David Cesarani was widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Jewish history and particularly the Holocaust. Amongst his research are seminal works such as Eichmann: His Life and Crimes (2006); Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War Against Jewish Terrorism (2009); and most recently his magnum opus Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-49. He was Director of the Holocaust Research Centre at Royal Holloway which continues to be the leading academic centre of its kind in Europe and is internationally recognised for its research, teaching, public advocacy and creative work.
In honor of David, and to provide a lasting legacy to his dedicated work the David Cesarani Kobler Scholarship funds one postgraduate student each year in the Holocaust Research Centre.
Orchestral, Choral and Organ Scholarship
We want to ensure that the brightest minds have the chance to be part of our exceptional community of musicians, and are provided with valuable opportunities for learning and performance no matter their circumstances.
Any gift towards orchestral, choral or organ scholarships not only helps individual students but the fruits of their labour are then enjoyed by a wide range of audiences. The gift of music is thereby shared with everyone while helping to maintain the College’s standing on the worldwide music platform. Scholarships range from £2,000 - £3,000 per year and are offered for up to three years which ensures scholars are provided for in their musical training, worldly experiences and financially throughout their degree course so that they can focus on developing their gift rather than worrying about finances.
Holocaust Research Institute
The Holocaust Research Institute (HRI) at Royal Holloway, University of London, is the pre-eminent destination for research and teaching in Holocaust Studies in the United Kingdom. Its interdisciplinary team of academics are involved in unique, innovative and prize-winning interdisciplinary research in the history, representation and memory of the Holocaust and comparative genocide.
Its academics provide the inspiration and infrastructure to grow the next generation of Holocaust scholars through taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, MA and PhD supervision, professional development experiences, conference participation, workshop organization, fieldwork experiences, and access to volunteering networks in the UK and in Europe. Its reputation of academic excellence is widely recognised by scholars and students around the world.