Funds supported by ‘1341’
The College Book Grant, The Student Hardship Fund, and the 650th Anniversary Trust Fund are all supported by the ‘1341’ Society to aid students in their academic, cultural, sporting, and extra-curricular endeavours. Below are details of each of the funds we support.
1. 650th Anniversary Trust Fund
The Queen’s Association (the Association of former members of Queen’s) established a Trust Fund to commemorate the 650th anniversary of the foundation of Queen’s, for the benefit of all junior members of the College. The aims of the Trust are to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate members of the College, and to prospective graduates who intend to pursue but have not yet begun post-graduate work.
The Fund is intended to assist its beneficiaries to pursue education, sporting, and cultural activities arising in the broadest sense from their life at Queen’s, particularly in cases where other funding is not available. The terms of the Fund are drawn widely. To take some examples, an award might be made to support participation in a cultural activity (such as music or drama festival or tour) which is of a general education value but not directly connected with the academic studies of an undergraduate or graduate student; to an applicant who had already received a grant from the College on a previous occasion; in a case where the need for a grant for some sporting or other activity arose at a time year or in circumstances in which the Governing Body would not formally consider applications; for a supplementary grant above the level normally considered by the College; or to an applicant about to embark on a research program who wishes, for example, to attend a conference or field trip relevant to his or her planned research, but had not yet embarked on the course and so did not qualify for assistance from the College.
2. College Book Grants
Book grants are available to all students of Queen’s. These grants are generally 50% of the total cost of books purchased up to a maximum of £75 in any one academic year.
3. Hardship Fund
The Hardship Fund is aimed at supporting those in need of financial assistance in general for academic-related purposes.