Hicks Scholarship Fund

NEW ECONOMICS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

IN MEMORY OF SIR JOHN AND LADY URSULA HICKS

Title: Hicks Scholarship Fund

Purpose:  With the initial support of several Old Members, a fund is being established to provide a College fee scholarship to a Linacre student studying for a degree in Economics. Donations from Old Members, and other former or current members of the College (Fellows, students and staff) are most welcome.

The fund is named in honour of two distinguished economists, Lady Ursula Hicks, a Founding Senior Member and then Fellow of Linacre College, and her husband, Sir John Hicks, a Founding Senior Member of Linacre, and the 1972 Nobel Laureate in Economics. Both are remembered with great affection and respect by a generation of Linacre economists whom they influenced and helped to train.  This will be Linacre’s first scholarship in Economics. 

Subject area: Economics (any of the related degrees)

Target: £15,000 - £30,000 (providing funding for 5 or 10 years, respectively) or £80,000 (to endow it)

Countdown (raised so far): £16,975

Donors: The following people have kindly made gifts to the Fund and we thank them warmly: Professor Pietro Alessandrini, Ms Emily Bloomfield, Mr Nizar Jetha, Ms Gayatri Schilberg, Professor Giacomo Vaciago, Professor Stefano Zamagni, and Professor Vera Zamagni.

Donations: We can no longer accept card payments by e-mail. Please send the form available via the link on the right to Linacre by post. Your financial security is extremely important to us. Thank you.

Alternatively, it is now possible to make a secure online donation, specifically for the Hicks Scholarship Fund, via the University of Oxford giving site here. American donors, however, should give through the Oxford North American Office site here . Select 'Linacre College' from the drop-down box, and put 'Hicks Scholarship Fund' in the 'other areas' box.

N.B. All donations from UK taxpayers can be augmented by 25% once we have received a signed Gift Aid form from the donor. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to secure additional money for Linacre, at no cost to yourself. A Gift Aid Declaration Form is available via the second link on the right. If you have already signed a Gift Aid declaration, please can you let us know if you cease to be a UK taxpayer. We would then know not to claim Gift Aid on your behalf. Thank you.