Kathleen Lavidge Bursary at Stanford Oxford

Generously funded by program alumnae Kathleen Lavidge, this bursary enables inter-institutional exchange by sending rising six second-year Oxford undergraduates from our partner colleges in any academic discipline to Stanford University so that they may participate in our ‘Sophomore College’ programme. Stanford’s ‘Sophomore College’ programme is a unique and intensive form of study designed to enable undergraduates entering their second year to study a subject in depth, under the guidance of a senior Stanford academic. Since joining the Oxford community in 1984, Stanford has facilitated cooperation between the Oxford and Stanford communities, including helping Oxford undergraduates travel to study in California. In more recent years the Kathleen Lavidge Bursary has formalized this exchange and created the opportunity for deeper ties between these two talented undergraduate communities.

Bursary recipients are able to access this all-expenses paid residential course on the Stanford University home campus in Palo Alto, California. Students are expected to attend all the lectures and seminars, and to produce the same amount of written work that is expected of their Stanford counterparts.

The bursary includes:

  • Tuition and accommodation on or near the Stanford campus during the period of the course.
  • Dining hall privileges for all meals during your stay.
  • Air travel and transportation cost to and from Stanford campus and the airport.
  • All application and visa fee’s.
  • Books required for your course.

Calls for applications are distributed in Hilary term every year, and these include the particulars of that years available Sophomore college courses. Successful applicants are, after their return to Oxford, expected to remain involved with the life of Stanford House and in particular to mentor students participating in the Stanford in Oxford programme. Should you have any question please contact Autumn Tull, Sophomore College Administrator at autumn.tull@stanford.edu

Lavidge Bursary Scholars ’17 pose in the Montag Centre Garden