Supporting scholarships is crucial in ensuring the School can continue to educate the most talented students from around the world, regardless of their financial background. The increasing cost of education and of living in London can deter bright, able students from coming to LSE.
“I came from a working class background to LSE on a full grant, so it is incredibly rewarding to set up this scholarship. Jeffrey and I have particularly enjoyed getting to know all our scholars, watching their progress over the years, and talking to them about their future plans. We are immensely proud of them.”
Rita Golden (BSc Sociology 1971) and Jeffrey Golden (General Course 1971, PhD 1973 - 1975) – donors of the Golden Scholarships.
Thanks to support from alumni and friends, LSE was last year able to award £2.3 million in philanthropic scholarships to 230 students, enabling some of the most talented individuals from across the world to benefit from the opportunity of an LSE education, which otherwise they may not have been able to afford.
By supporting scholarships at LSE, you can make a huge difference to someone’s whole life.
“In my very first letter to my scholarship donor, I included a quote from President John F Kennedy. He said: ‘as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them’. As the recipient of a scholarship I feel that an immense amount of trust, privilege and opportunity has been bestowed upon me and a thank you letter did not seem enough thanks. But Kennedy’s quote helped me realise that the best way to express my gratitude was to make the most of my opportunity at LSE and to strive to be the very best that I can be.”
Eve Wright (LLB 2014), FM Underhill scholar
Eve Wright at 2014 Donors & Scholars Reception:
To discuss how you can support scholarships at LSE, call +44 (0)20 7955 7361, or contact the Development Office.