The Friends of Cumberland Lodge is a thriving community of people who value their connections to Cumberland Lodge and want to be more closely involved in our work.
The scheme was established in 2014 and has proved to be very popular. Our Friends help us to provide ongoing student scholarships and bursaries, and support our full range of charitable projects and events.
'A stronger commitment'
Dr Adelina Gavrila was one our first Cumberland Lodge Scholars (2014-16 intake) and she has since completed her PhD at the University of Leicester.
Speaking about her association with Cumberland Lodge, she said: 'Whilst studying for my PhD I was lucky enough to become a Cumberland Lodge Scholar. This scholarship has enabled me to develop my skills outside my field of research. Being a molecular biologist, I don't often have the opportunity to attend interdisciplinary conferences that widen my understanding of issues concerning society. I also gained valuable skills in communication and public speaking which has impacted overall on my study and future development. Ultimately, I believe that one of the greatest achievements of being a scholar is that, it has made me a more rounded individual, with a stronger commitment to making an impact on society.'