Alumni engagement and philanthropy

Clinton Scholarship Fund launched at Queen’s Agreement 25 Conference

Bill and Hillary Clinton

Thursday 27 April 2023

Over half a million pounds has been raised for a new scholarship fund launched by President and Secretary Clinton as part of the Agreement 25 Conference at Queen’s University, Belfast.

At a launch event in Belfast City Hall on Monday 17th April, £290k was raised and a generous gift of £250k was donated from a supporter of the university with a long-standing commitment to education in Northern Ireland.

The Clinton Scholarship Fund, designed to support US study opportunities for economically or socially disadvantaged local Queen’s students, will enable them to experience study programmes which will broaden horizons and deliver wider opportunities.

It will support students who would otherwise be unable to access those opportunities and to provide them with life changing experiences and learning.

Welcoming the Fund President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University, Professor Ian Greer, said:

“The incredible generosity of both those attending the dinner and the donor will make a huge difference to the lives of many disadvantaged young people in Northern Ireland. The Scholarship Fund will have a significant impact on the future of many young people. Indeed, the longstanding impact of the scholarship fund and the conference itself is incalculable.”

He added: “We aim to develop our students as global citizens, equipping them with the skills to work internationally, and the opportunities to build a career locally, meeting the needs of key sectors and supporting growth of the economy in Northern Ireland."

“We believe it is important that local students who may not typically have access to international study, due to circumstance rather than ability, are given the same opportunity to participate. This principle is at the very core of the Clinton Scholarship Fund: providing opportunities, making real connections, and working together to build something bigger."

“It is an honour to name these scholarships after Chancellor Secretary Clinton and former President of the United States, President William J Clinton; two figures who have played a significant role in promoting positive change in Northern Ireland and who continue to support international connections with Queen's and Northern Ireland."
Find out more about the Clinton Scholarship Fund.

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