The Donner Scholarship is named after William Donner Roosevelt (1932-2003); a leading North American philanthropist, whose paternal grandfather was Franklin D. Roosevelt and his maternal grandfather William Donner. Thanks to a generous benefaction from the late Curtin Winsor (1986) and the Donner Canadian Foundation, Magdalene offers one Donner scholarship each year to an academically excellent candidate with primary British or Canadian nationality who holds a University offer for an MPhil degree in a topic relevant to Anglo-American relations.
The scholarship can provide full fees and maintenance. Applicants are expected to apply for other sources of funding and the Donner Scholarship will be adjusted to take other funds received into consideration.
Preference will be given to applicants who have indicated Magdalene College as their first College choice in their University application, and who can demonstrate the potential to make a significant contribution to Anglo-American relations and the broader life of the College. The offer holder will be selected by Magdalene College. It is a condition of the award that the recipient be a member of Magdalene College or willing to transfer to Magdalene College.
Applicants should apply by completing and submitting the online application form below no later than 13 March 2021.
Please ensure that all the required application paperwork is submitted as early as possible. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
You also need to arrange for two recent academic references to be supplied by the competition deadline using an online form to which they will be referred on receipt of your application. The references should be written by people who can offer an assessment of your academic achievements, your broader interests, and your potential to contribute to the advancement of your field of study in the long term.
If you cannot apply online, a paper application and references form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.