Students applying to Caius to study Law are being offered the chance to win scholarships worth £12,000 over their degree course.
The two applicants who most impress our Law and Admissions tutors during the admissions process will be awarded the scholarships, which are being introduced thanks the generosity of William Tapp, one of Caius' greatest benefactors.
The new awards will be introduced from this autumn's application round for entry in October 2018. The two Tapp Scholarships of £4,000 per year will continue for each year the student takes a Law examination as part of their degree - typically three years - provided they have made satisfactory academic progress. Caius welcomes applications from students of all backgrounds, no matter which school or college they come from.
The scholarships represent a significant contribution to the cost of a degree. Tuition fees at Cambridge, like those in the vast majority of higher education institutions, are £9,250 per year for all undergraduate courses - the maximum level permitted by the government, and covered in full by government-backed loans. However, Cambridge calculates that the small-group supervision system in fact costs several thousands of pounds more than that, and therefore represents exceptional value for money.
Dr Pippa Rogerson, Director of Studies in Law at Caius, said: "Law students at Caius come from a very diverse range of schools, countries and backgrounds. We are delighted that these scholarships can be offered to continue to make the exceptional education in Law in the College available to all." Benefactor William Tapp was a successful solicitor. In 1936 he left £200,000 (then a very large sum) to Caius for scholarships and fellowships in law.