Educational Grants

A wide range of educational grants are awarded to schools, universities and other centres of learning that the Company supports, many of the recipients being from disadvantaged backgrounds. The principal scholarships and bursaries awarded by the Company are as follows.

Craythorne Scholarships

Awarded in memory of John Craythorne, a benefactor of the Company who was Master in 1559. They are tenable at Hertford, Keble and St. Peter’s College of Oxford University, and at Corpus Christi, Jesus and Queens’ College of Cambridge University. Students are nominated by their senior tutors on the basis of need as well as academic ability.

Langdon Dowsett Scholarships

Awarded in memory of Herbert Langdon Dowsett, a benefactor of the Company who served as Junior Warden 1975. They are directed at advancing the education of apprentices or students in any branch of the cutlery and engineering trades and professions. The current policy is to award an engineering scholarship annually to a nominated undergraduate at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and another in fine metalwork conservation to a nominated student at West Dean College.

Captain F.G. Boot Scholarships

Awarded annually in memory of Captain F.G. Boot, a benefactor of the Company who was Master in 1894. Applications are invited from students aged between 17and 25 years who wish to travel abroad for a minimum of 6 months, in order to acquire a second language and learn about other cultures. For further information and an application form click here.

In order to minimise administration costs and maximise charitable donations only successful applicants will receive a response.

Charles Jacobs Scholarship

Awarded annually to a vocalist nominated by the Royal College of Music. The scholarship was instituted in memory of Charles Jacobs, who was Master in 1962.

The Richard Metheringham Scholarship and Prize

This scholarship was instituted in 2003 in memory of Richard Metheringham, brother-in-law of Mr. Liveryman Keith Hinde, whose wife bequeathed her entire estate to the Trust. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student undertaking postgraduate work in pure mathematics at Cambridge University, and is tenable at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The Prize is awarded to the mathematics student at the College who performs best in the Final exams.

The Bibby Award

This bursary was instituted in 2003 in memory of Mr. Liveryman Bernard Bibby, whose widow left a bequest to the Company in her Will. The bursary is awarded annually to a nominated instrumentalist studying at the Royal Academy of Music.

Cutlers’ Scholarship

Awarded annually to an instrumentalist or vocalist nominated by the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.