High Profile Support Grants

The Social and Cultural Committee awards grants to support individual graduate students who are striving towards the peak of success in sports, music or the arts.

Sports Awards

These grants are to support individual graduate students who are striving towards the peak of sporting success. The grant covers two categories:

  • Training activities for contenders for Blue/half Blue, County or National status
  • Competition at international level.

The grants are intended to defray travel/subsistence costs incurred in training/international competition. The sport must require a sustained effort in training.  

  • Applicants must demonstrate a long-term commitment to the sport and the worth of the training activity
  • A letter/Email from the Sports Club President supporting the worth of the training activity and/or confirming the competition is at international level is also required.
  • The grants are up to £200 from the Common Room Fund and only graduate students are eligible.
  • The grants are limited to one per person per financial year.
  • Due to HMRC tax implications, the awards can only be made with appropriate receipts for travel, subsistence, material, kit etc.

Arts Awards

These grants are to support individual graduate students who are striving towards the peak of success in music or the arts. The grants are intended to defray travel/subsistence costs incurred in participating in national or international level competitions, festivals, workshops, performances or exhibitions.

  • Candidates should be able to give evidence of sustained effort and high achievement in music, drama, public speaking, writing or the visual arts.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a long-term commitment to their chosen art form and the value of the activity for which they are requesting funding.
  • A letter from a relevant teacher, mentor, or society president supporting the worth of the activity is also required.
  • The grants are up to £ 200 from the Common Room Fund and only graduate students are eligible.
  • The grants are limited to one per person per financial year.
  • Due to HMRC tax implications, the awards can only be made with appropriate receipts for travel, subsistence, material, kit etc.
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The latest from Wolfson College

Aamer Sarfraz portrait photo
7 August 2020
Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords

Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.

George Smith portrait photo
5 August 2020
Professor George Smith Honoured by Royal Society

Congratulations to Professor George Smith, FRS, who has been awarded the Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize 2020

Balcony view from the Harbour lawn
8 July 2020
Refurbishment of the balcony

This project has been given the go-ahead as part of the Estates Strategy to improve our College buildings and environment.

Our upcoming events

Parties and Dinners
12 - 12
Sep Sep
Degree Day
Saturday 12 September - 11:00am to 3:30pm

Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information. 

Lectures and Seminars
05 - 05
Nov Nov
Margaret Oliphant and Oxford
Thursday 5 November - 1:30pm

Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.