The Hilda Martindale Trust makes a very limited number of awards to British women who are training or studying for a career in a profession where women are under-represented. The maximum award is £3,000.
How to apply
The application process for the 2019/20 academic year is now closed. We are unable to accept any late applications.
Applications for the 2020/21 academic year will open in late summer (June/July) 2019. Please check back for further updates at that time.
In particular, please note that:
- We do not give awards to first year undergraduates.
- We give priority to undergraduates in their final year of study.
- The criteria that applicants must be "training or studying for a career where women are under-represented in the field or profession" is strictly applied. You must provide evidence to support your case.
You can apply online by visiting here.
Please look at our guidance before completing your application form.
If you have any further question please email HildaMartindaleTrust@royalholloway.ac.uk.
The award-making process
The Trustees meet in spring each year to make awards for the next academic year. Awards are not made at other times of the year.
About the Fund
This trust fund was established by Hilda Martindale when she died in 1952. She instructed trustees to use the fund’s income to help "women of the British Isles whose intention it is to fit themselves for some profession or career likely to be of use or value to the community for which special training is required."
Following the introduction of the Equality Act 2010, and in order to comply with the original terms of the bequest, it was agreed that the Trust would only be able to support British women taking training or courses to follow a profession in areas where women are under-represented.
The Trust is administered by our College Council. It appoints the Trustees who are responsible for making awards.
About Hilda Martindale
Hilda Martindale (1875-1952) was one of the first female civil servants and sought to improve working conditions, particularly for women, throughout her life. She joined the Home Office as a factory inspector in 1901 and became Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories in 1925. She then moved to the Treasury where she worked until her retirement.