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650th Anniversary Trust Fund Application Form

To celebrate the College’s 650th Anniversary, Old Members of the College set up a Trust Fund to disburse awards to Current Members in the region of £150 - £500 for a variety of cultural and sporting activities.

The Fund is overseen by a small Committee of Old Members who meet annually to consider applications and award prizes. Applications are invited in Hilary Term and successful winners are informed early in Trinity Term. 

The last time the Trust Fund awarded grants (2019), some of the projects supported included:

  • Putting on a play in a local theatre
  • Recording music videos and documentaries
  • Supporting sporting activities such as training for the Boat Race and Blues representation
  • Setting up a podcast series
  • Supporting travel around the Aegean to trace the ancient route of Persian commanders c500BC

And more!


Pippa Koller Prize

The Committee also awards the Pippa Koller Prize, which provides funds for sporting endeavours of Queen’s students who identify as women. Preference is given to those who have taken up a sport as a novice since commencing their studies at Oxford. Those eligible will be automatically considered. The prize is offered in memory of Old Member Pippa Koller (Engineering, Economics & Management, 1992) who passed away in 2017.

In 2019, the Pippa Koller Prize was awarded for University representation at Women's Volleyball.


How to apply

There are two parts to apply to the Trust Fund

  • Part 1 – Fill in and submit the form online.

  • Part 2 – Ask your Tutor to provide the Committee with a reference (please send to the Old Members' Office)

Please note: applications without a Tutorial reference will not be considered

The deadline by which both parts of the applications must be submitted is Friday 8th Week (11 March at noon).  **NB The 650th Fund committee have notified us that they will unfortunately NOT be awarding prizes in 2022 **

Unfortunately, the Fund is unable to support funding for medical electives or Part II Chemistry projects, nor for fieldwork to destinations deemed as unsafe to travel by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Applications of this nature will be disqualified. Internships and some academic activities like fieldwork may be considered by exception.

The Trust Fund Committee will meet in the Easter vacation and funding decisions will be communicated to applicants early in Trinity Term.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Old Members’ Office.