The Dr Hettie Elgood Scholarship

Let's support a fully funded Scholarship for the Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Arts

  • £24,496

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This project will only receive pledges if at least £32,000 is pledged by Thu 01 Mar 2018

Dear Fellow Alumni,

All of us have benefited from the teaching and leadership of Dr Hettie Elgood in the Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art course. The Diploma and the associated short courses would not have been possible without Hettie’s dedication, hard work and loving care in devising the programme and getting the wonderful lecturers to teach us. We want to recognise Hettie's great achievements by establishing a scholarship for the PG Diploma programme in her name which will benefit future students.

The Dr Hettie Elgood Scholarship will be awarded to one student each year to attend the Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art course, covering the tuition fees and living expenses. The Scholarship is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, who is not financially able to pursue the course. The Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving person who intends to pursue a career related to Asian Art in academia, museums, auction houses or art galleries. Hopefully, in the future, the Scholars can contribute to the PG Diploma course by coming back to lecture or tutor, or in some other way promote the study of Asian Art.

Tuition fees and living expenses will cost £32,000 for a student for each year. We have already raised an incredible £24,000 to date for the first Dr Hettie Elgood Scholarship. We only need an additional £8000 to launch the inaugural Scholarship in October 2018

We are inviting you, our fellow alumni, to make your contribution to the Dr Hettie Elgood Scholarship.

You can give to the Dr Hettie Elgood Scholarship in all the usual ways – by cheque made out to SOAS University of London, by credit card over the phone or by direct transfer into the SOAS bank account. Tax receipts are available for US and Hong Kong tax-payers.

Cheques should be made out to ‘SOAS University of London’ and posted to Ruth O’Hanlon, Director of DAEE, SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG. Please include a note that it is a donation to the Dr Hettie Elgood Scholarship.

SOAS’s bank account details are below, for direct transfers. Please message upon donation, so SOAS can send you a confirmation of your gift.

SOAS' Bank Account Details

Bank: NatWest

Branch: Moorgate

Address: 94 Moorgate, London EC2M 6XT, UK

Account Name: SOAS

Account Number: 08622655

Sort Code: 56-00-23

Swift (or BIC) Code: NWBKGB2L

IBAN: GB77NWBK56002308622655

Reference: AF00 AA18

US tax-payers can make a single donation to AFSOAS online via paypal, or by following the instructions on their website:

Hong Kong donors can give through the HKFC website:

Thank you for your support,

Gretchen and Ida