Bankers give back: Santander increases its support
International banking group Santander has supported the College for many years and it has now increased its support by funding four new scholarships for King’s students as part of the World questions|King’s answers campaign. This new commitment builds on the original partnership agreement between Santander Universities Global Division and King’s which was signed in October 2008, providing four postgraduate scholarships for Latin American or Iberian students to study at King’s as well as a Fellowship and travel bursaries.
These scholarships encourage graduates who are potential future leaders in their fields to come to King’s. The scholarships are also designed to promote international collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.
Scholar Hugo Castillo joined the Number Theory Research Group in 2009 to carry out his PhD. The funding has relieved him of a huge financial burden and he says of his scholarship: ‘For mathematicians like me having a proper environment is fundamental, and London is one of the best places in the world for studying maths. This scholarship has helped me a great deal, covering my expenses in London, and I would like to thank the people behind the Santander scholarship for their kindness.’
To find out more about how your gift can help King’s students visit the Alumni Online giving pages.