About us

Founded in 1919 by the businessman and philanthropist Sir Richard Stapley (1843-1920), the Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust supports the work of mature students of proven academic merit, and in financial need, who are pursuing further degree qualifications at an institution in the UK. Open to students from all countries, applicants must be resident in the UK at the time of applying, as well as during their course of study. The Trust supports postgraduate degrees in any subject, as well as courses in medicine or veterinary sciences taken as a second degree. All grants are made annually, and are normally between £400 and £1,000. Please note that we do rigorously observe our eligibility criteria. For details about them, and about applying for a grant, click on the Applications button on the left side of this page. You may also find this link helpful, too: Frequently Asked Questions.THE FUNDING ROUND FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/19 IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WILL BE STUDYING FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/20, PLEASE CONTACT THE TRUST NO SOONER THAN 3 JANUARY 2019 FOR AN APPLICATION PACK. REQUESTS FOR APPLICATION PACKS FOR THAT FUNDING ROUND BEFORE 3 JANUARY 2019 CANNOT BE HELD IN  A QUEUE. KIND REGARDS, THE STAPLEY TRUST ADMINISTRATION 

§Registered charity number 313812.

Privacy Terms and Conditions 2018 The Trust has been a Registered Charity since 1974.


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