Dr Mary Frances Wagley was amongst the small number of women to be admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1940s and after her undergraduate studies she came to St Hilda’s to complete a DPhil in Physical Chemistry (1947-1950). Dr Wagley had a long career as an educator in the USA, teaching chemistry at Smith College from 1950 to 1953 and later serving as headmistress at St. Paul’s School for Girls in Brooklandville, Maryland, from 1966 to 1978. A pioneer in many respects, in 1970, she became the first woman to join the MIT Corporation, and in 1984-’85 she served as the first female president of the MIT Alumni Association. Dr Mary Frances Wagley is an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s College and has generously endowed a graduate scholarship in the sciences to continue her lifelong commitment to opening educational opportunities to talented students.
The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £13,863). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.
You should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. There is a preference for courses within the Departments of Chemistry, Plant Sciences, Physics or Zoology.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
The scholarship is only tenable at St Hilda’s College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to St Hilda’s College in order to take up the scholarship.
Fecha cierre de convocatoria: 09 enero 2015