How your gifts help
Your donations in action
Emma Perkins (NC 2004) explains what having a studentship means to her
Having completed my undergraduate degree at Newnham, I was keen to pursue my studies at the MPhil (and eventually PhD) level. Despite the difficulty of obtaining funding as a graduate, particularly as an MPhil student, I was lucky enough to be awarded a Mary Anne Ewart studentship from Newnham. It is difficult to put into words just how important this Newnham scholarship has been to me. It is something that cannot be valued simply in monetary terms, for although essentially financing a year of my studies, it has provided me with an invaluable opportunity to continue my education and take me one step closer to what I hope will be a career in academia. Having been faced with the very real possibility of having to abandon my studies through lack of financial support, the Newnham scholarship has also allowed me to fully appreciate the value of the education provided here in Cambridge, and the gratitude I feel towards Newnham is immense. As a consequence of this, I have really tried in this past year to make the most of my time here and immerse myself fully in the Newnham community. This in itself has been incredibly rewarding, allowing me to meet some of the fantastic women who have made, and continue to make Newnham such a wonderful institution. The Newnham studentship is therefore something that I have appreciated on so many levels, and has really made a massive difference to my time here; I hope that in the future many other students will be able to benefit in the same way that I have.
Changing Lives campaign - how will we reach our target?
This gift opportunity table shows how we are doing – and how, by working together, we can achieve our goal. Please join us! See Giving now for more information.