Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy

Recognising your Support

We are very grateful for every donation we receive and we like to acknowledge your generosity. All donors, of any amount, are listed in the annual College Record, unless you prefer to remain anonymous. We have also established a number of giving circles to recognise and celebrate our supporters.

Front Quad with green ivy
Three students talking by a rail in Lincoln College

Scholarships, Bursaries, and other named awards

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, Lincoln has a large number of scholarships, bursaries, and other awards available to help with the financial burdens our students face. These range from fully-funded scholarships for graduate students, to undergraduate bursaries, and a number of special awards such as travel grants and choral scholarships. When the full cost of one of these is covered by a donation, we are usually able to offer the donor the opportunity to name the award. We hold an annual Bursarians’ Dinner for donors and recipients, and donors will generally receive an annual letter of thanks from the recipient of the award.

Fellowship support

The tutorial Fellowship is the cornerstone of teaching at Lincoln, but comes at a high financial cost to the College. We welcome donations to support individual Fellowships, or subjects. These can cover the full cost of the Fellowship, in which case we are often able to offer the opportunity to name the Fellowship; or they can contribute towards the costs of teaching in a particular subject. Our Fellowship Clubs are a way for alumni to pool together to support particular subject areas. The Fellowship Club recognises anyone who makes a commitment of £10,000 or more over three years (including Gift Aid where applicable). These Clubs provide donors with an opportunity to meet fellow members of the Club, current Fellows and students, and to hear more about developments in these subjects.

Room naming

Lincoln has offered room-naming opportunities in several fundraising campaigns. We are currently fundraising in support of the Mitre refurbishment project, and have a number of student bedrooms available to name. More information is available here.

Giving Circles

Lincoln has established a number of special recognition circles, to acknowledge the generosity of our donors.

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