This scholarship has been established by Somerville College through the generous support of the family of Vanessa Brand. It is funded through a partnership with the Clarendon Fund.

Please note that decisions about this scholarship have now been made for 2024 entry. This webpage will be updated in September.


Candidates who have been accepted for graduate courses offered by the History Faculty 

Award levels 

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the duration of fee liability for the course.

Number of awards

One scholarship is available for 2024 entry.

Selection process

This scholarship is only tenable at Somerville. All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the relevant funding deadline will be considered, regardless of which college preference is included in the graduate application. Successful candidates will be transferred to Somerville in order to take up the scholarship. Selection is expected to take place in April 2024. Unfortunately, it is not possible to notify unsuccessful candidates.


If you have any queries, please email the Scholarships and Funding Officer.