The Alexander Crummell Scholarships for MPhil students

The Alexander Crummell Scholarships are a fantastic opportunity for students wishing to commence to a Master's degree, in both STEM and Arts/Humanities/Social Science subjects.

Photo of the first Alexander Crummell Scholars at Queens' College, Cambridge

The first Alexander Crummell Scholars

The first Alexander Crummell Scholars

The Alexander Crummell Scholarships are a fantastic opportunity for students wishing to commence to a Master's degree, in both STEM and Arts/Humanities/Social Science subjects.

There are four STEM MPhil Scholarships to award for 2022-23 entry and one Arts/Humanties Scholarship. These are only for UK-domiciled students.

First priority will go to candidates from disadvantaged or access backgrounds or those currently under-represented at the University.

Scholars will receive:

  • These are fully funded Scholarships covering fees and living expenses
  • Mentoring during their time at Queens' from three Fellows
  • Support as they apply for further academic courses or for post-university employment

Photo of Alexander Crummell

Photo of Alexander Crummell

Photo of Alexander Crummell

Alexander Crummell

Alexander Crummell (1819-98) was the first black student to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge. He enrolled at Queens' in 1849. He was later a leading figure in the movement for black rights in the United States, Britain and Africa.

We have started these exciting new Scholarships in his name as an opportunity for UK-based students who would not otherwise have the means to consider continuing on to postgraduate level study.

Photo of the first Alexander Crummell Scholars at Queens' College, Cambridge

In October we welcomed the first recipients of these Scholarships to Queens'

In October we welcomed the first recipients of these Scholarships to Queens'

How to apply

The following documents should be sent to the Admissions Team at Queens’ College: graduate.office@queens.cam.ac.uk 

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of the post graduate Research Proposal
  • A statement of eligibility and why students wish to be considered for the award of an Alexander Crummell Scholarship. This should be no more than one side of A4.

Three Official Fellows will be overseeing the interview process and admission of the Scholars. These are: Dr Jane Garrison (Admissions Tutor), Dr Edwige Moyroud (Niccoli Fellow in Natural Sciences), and Dr Andy Rice (Hassabis Fellow in Computer Science).

For further details, please contact Dr Jane Garrison at graduate.office@queens.cam.ac.uk.

Please note: these will not be available for students reading Part III of the Natural Sciences Tripos, in continuation of their undergraduate studies.

Photo of the President and students at Graduation, Queens' College, Cambridge

The President and students at Graduation

The President and students at Graduation