£10m for Cornish bursaries brings major milestone for Campaign

Wednesday 25th October 2023

The College has received £10m from an historic legacy to the College, representing a major boost to the Marlborough Difference Campaign which is aiming to raise £75m to fund 100 free places.  When added to donations received by the Foundation, it means the total raised so far is over £25m – one third of our fundraising target and a significant milestone for the Campaign. 

In 1959, Gerald Curgenven (C1 1890-95), generously made the College the main beneficiary of the Trevalga Manor Estate in Cornwall.  Last year, the Trustees of this Estate decided to look for a buyer, with the consent of the College, and the sale was completed in August, with the College receiving £10 million from the net proceeds of the sale.

The College has committed to placing the entire sum into a permanent bursary fund for pupils from Cornwall, or with Cornish connections, to attend Marlborough. In this way, it will continue to honour the memory and wishes of Gerald.  Throughout its history the College has educated many pupils from the South West, including two pupils from Cornwall in the original 100 boys who started at the College in 1843.  We hope these new bursaries will make a big difference to many more motivated and talented young people from financially disadvantaged backgrounds living in the region.

If you know of any families who would be interested in applying for a place at Marlborough College and a Cornish bursary, please put them in touch with our Admissions team via admissions@marlboroughcollege.org or 01672 892300.