The scholarships, for UK undergraduates from low income households, has been renamed as Crankstart Scholarships and recipients of the award are now known as Crankstart Scholars
3 September 2019
The change is to the name of the award only and does not affect the benefits and range of support that these students receive.
The Scholarship Programme will continue to be funded by Sir Michael Moritz and Ms Harriet Heyman who remain deeply committed to the scheme. The new name, which will align with the donors’ philanthropic foundation, will also help to signal changes to the Programme in 2020, when all first-degree UK undergraduates from households with an income of less than £27,500 per year will become eligible for Crankstart Scholarships.
Professor Martin Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, said:
Under the Moritz-Heyman name this funding programme has supported more than 1,000 UK undergraduates, helping them to experience an Oxford education since its launch in 2012. With these changes, the label may be different, but the aims of the programme remain the same: to provide sector-leading financial and careers support to enable students from low-income backgrounds to get the most out of their time at Oxford.