Richard and Lydia Evans Bursary
The Richard and Lydia Evans Bursary for an Indian Dalit Student
The Richard and Lydia Evans Bursary was established to encourage and facilitate a Dalit or Scheduled Tribe student from India who might otherwise not be able to afford the cost of studying at Cambridge.
The Bursary will only be available to those students already offered a place at Caius through the usual admissions process, for any subject.
Applicants would be expected to obtain the certification of the Dalit status from an organization in India, such as the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India which already offers scholarships to Indian nationals admitted to study at Cambridge.
The priority is to support undergraduates, but these could include Affiliated Students who have already achieved a first or upper second class Honours (or equivalent) in an approved undergraduate degree from an Indian university and have been accepted by Caius to take a Cambridge BA course. This would normally entail taking a degree in a year less than usual, in most cases starting the Cambridge course at the beginning of Year 2.
Candidates would be expected to be able to demonstrate that they have applied for any available funding from Central or State Government sources. This bursary will cover any shortfall in the cost of Fees, Maintenance or Travel, for an eligible student. Students are intended to return to India at the end of their studies.