Education & Training

A significant proportion of the grants made for Education and Training are to the Company’s schools (see Education on the main menu) and their pupils and former pupils in accordance with the objects laid out in the Charity Commission scheme governing the various funds and the wishes of past benefactors.

Information for former pupils of Haberdashers’ schools about applying for grants can be found on the grant applications section or you can email

AkzoNobel/Haberdashers’ Science Scholarship

The Haberdashers’ Company sponsors, through a range of bursaries and scholarships, about 150 students at university. The programme is targeted at those who would benefit most from the financial support and for whom the opportunity to acquire a university degree can be life changing. The Haberdashers’ Company is particularly keen to encourage students to pursue careers in the STEM sector and is delighted that it has now partnered with AkzoNobel to create the AkzoNobel/Haberdashers’ Science Scholarship, which will support around ten students a year for the duration of their three or four year degree. It recognises that there is a significant skills shortage in this broad sector and that, whilst Haberdasher schools are producing very capable, motivated and aspirational young people, many will be from low income families and the first in their family to go to university. The Company believes that this and its other scholarship programmes enable students to maximise their potential. The new scholarship programme was launched at a reception on 29 June 2015 at Haberdashers’ Hall. 

Five of the current scholars made a short film about what receiving the award has meant to them. This is available to view here.


AkzoNobel 2015



Teach First

Teach First is a charity which transforms the life chances of children from all backgrounds by recruiting and supporting the most exceptional graduates to teach and lead in schools in challenging circumstances across the country. The Company shares the Teach First mission of addressing educational disadvantage and has supported the charity from 2005. There are currently Teach First participants in three of the Company’s Academies. In 2011 and 2013 the Company hosted the Teach First Awards ceremony at the Hall and it is committed to its aim, that no child’s educational success is limited by their socio-economic background.


Teach First Awards

The Arkwright Scholarship Trust

The Arkwright Scholarship Trust awards scholarships for the study of Design and Technology at "A" level and Scottish Highers to encourage students planning engineering and technological careers. Regular support funds a number of bursaries each year.


Arkwright Interviewees, using computer programming techniques to challenge competitors' robots

St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Medical School and the Guy's, King's and St. Thomas's Medical Schools

St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Medical School and the Guy's, King's and St. Thomas's Medical Schools have been funded for some years to provide awards for mature medical students, in financial need, in their third and fourth years of study. A prize is also awarded to top performing students each year and the recipients join the Charities Committee for lunch after the presentation of the awards.