Why your support matters
Over 400 people have pledged a gift in their will to scholarships and research at Imperial. Legacy gifts help us to advance at the forefront of research and education and plan for the future with confidence. The support of inspiring donors gives our wonderful staff and students the courage and confidence to achieve excellence.
Why do people leave a legacy gift to Imperial? Many speak of their wish to “give something back” in gratitude for their own experience at Imperial, and the professional opportunities their education opened up for them. For many, it’s an interest in the science that motivates them to give. Others want today’s young people to be able to afford their university years, without having to worry about money during their studies.
Hear from our pledgers and student scholars...
Sylvia Watson (Physics 1973)
“Making a legacy gift to Imperial is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
I wanted to leave a worthwhile legacy that would survive long after I was gone...I can be confident that my gift will help Imperial students and, through them, benefit science and future generations.”
Read more about why Sylvia is leaving a gift in her will
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Ghulam Haider (Engineering 1968)
"Making a legacy gift to Imperial is one of the most important decisions I made when writing my will.
I was able to finish my studies without any financial burden...I trust my legacy will give the younger generation a chance to achieve their goals like I did, and provide financial help to those deserving cases."
Read more about why Ghulam is leaving a gift in his will
Eleanor Sabey (MRes Biomedical Research, General Stream)
Eleanor was awarded the legacy-funded Dr Jean Alero Thomas Scholarship in the academic year 2021-22.
"When I received the support, I was elated, relieved, and felt more confident in my ability to pursue a career in STEM."
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Ian Redmayne (Civil Engineering 1989, WEMBA 2009)
"Imperial College has played, and continues to play, such an important part of my life. I hope that my gift will enable less fortunate students to attend Imperial and enjoy the rich experiences that I did."
Read more about why Ian is leaving a gift in his will
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Richard Coley (Natural Sciences, Wye College, 1959)
"My own degree course was fully funded by my county and the state, and leaving a legacy is one way of showing my gratitude for this.
Present day students are the seed-corn of the future, so should be supported.
I hope my gift will help a student to attend the course of their choice with fewer financial worries."
Read more about why Richard is leaving a gift in his will
Khuluud Hussein (MRes Cancer Biology)
Khuluud was awarded the legacy-funded Dr Jean Alero Thomas Scholarship in the academic year 2019-20.
"There is a huge gap in postgraduate studies, with many students unable to pursue further studies for financial reasons. Legacy gifts like this go a long way in bridging these gaps and enable students, like me, to follow their career goals and focus solely on their work."
Read more of Khuluud's story