Thanks to a donation by Sir Michael Moritz and Ms Harriet Heyman, the University offers a programme of enhanced support to UK resident students studying for their first undergraduate degree with a household income of £16,000 or less. Since the programme started, over 1,000 eligible UK students have been awarded a Moritz-Heyman Scholarship.
Current Moritz-Heyman Scholar Chenduraan Kailayapillai, studying Medicine at Oriel College, is a recipient of the scholarship. Chenduraan said: “Over the duration of my degree, being a Moritz-Heyman Scholar has helped me in many different ways – this ranged from being able to stay in college over holidays for revision without worry about rent or living costs, to being able get funding for training in research and to travel abroad for my medical elective in my final year.”
Oxford’s current financial package is one of the most generous in the UK, offering £8 million in bursaries and scholarships for students from lower income households. The Moritz-Heyman Scholarship also provides access to funded internships to develop employability skills, volunteering opportunities and social and community building events.
Chenduraan said: “I want to express my gratitude for the support that I have received from Sir Michael and Ms Heyman over the past five years. I especially would not know how I would have been able to manage the financial demands of the extended terms of the Clinical Medicine course without the support of the Scholarship, and I'm exceptionally grateful for the extended commitment that I have been given”.
The Scholarship helps to ensure that students with outstanding academic potential have the chance to benefit from an Oxford education, regardless of their personal circumstances.
More information about the scholarship is available on the Moritz-Heyman Scholarship page of our website.