Education – Higher Education

We have a long history of funding universities to support students focusing on our two central aims for education: social mobility and educational excellence, alongside our own student grants programme. Some of these funding relationships go back hundreds of years, others are more recent.

We currently provide funding to:

St Catherine’s College, Oxford
The Company has supported St Catherine’s College for over a century, beginning in 1894 with the establishment of 4 grants for non-Collegiates unable to pay College fees & represents a widening of our support for students which dates back to 1603. The Charitable Fund currently provides funding for a Tutorial Fellowship in Mathematics & 4 Graduate Scholarships for excellence in the fields of Engineering & Science.

City University
City University has 23,835 students from 156 countries who benefit from more than one hundred years’ of teaching and learning experience. City focuses on educational areas relevant to business and the professions, particularly those associated with the major cities and financial centres of the world. This funding supports the Formula Student project for aspiring engineers to develop and design an electric car.

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
The Leathersellers’ Company has been supporting Fitzwilliam College and its predecessor, Fitzwilliam House, since 1894 and is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Longstanding awards for Collegiate students go back to 1603. The Charitable Fund currently provides funding for a Tutorial Fellowship in Mathematics & 4 Graduate Scholarships for excellence in the fields of Engineering/Science.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama
The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The School is also the UK’s leading provider of specialist music training at the under-18 level. Students learn from renowned international teaching staff while collaborating in world-class music-making. This award funds five scholarships a year.

Mansion House Scholarship Scheme
The Scheme was founded in 1997 when the then Lord Mayor in the City of London was particularly impressed during his overseas visits by the high regards in which the City is held by foreign business communities and by the number of students who wish to study in the UK. Since then scholarships have been made available to overseas students training and work experience in the UK’s financial services industry. The training generally takes place in London.

RCN (Royal College of Nursing) Foundation
The RCN, founded in 1916, is a membership organisation of more than 450,000 registered nurses, midwives, nursing support workers and nursing students. Members work in a range of health care specialties and settings in the NHS and independent sectors. They are a Royal Charter body, and in 1953 Queen Elizabeth II became patron of the College. This funding supports the Leathersellers Bursary Scheme, open to nurses seeking funding to support their studies.