The Dr Hettie Elgood Scholarship

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

  • £41,155

    pledged of £64,000

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This project received pledges on Mon 30 Jul 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.

We have just allocated close to £30k to the first scholar for 2018-19 and now we are trying to reach our target for 2019/20 scholar.

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

Hong Kong donors can give through the HKFC website:

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

AFSOAS is also able to accept tax efficient donations of stocks, shares and securities through StockDonator

Thank you for your support,

Gretchen and Ida