The award is named after Old Pauline Sir Thomas Gresham (1531-1537) who founded the London Royal Exchange and was Financier to King Edward VI, Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I.
In 2017/2018 the founding committee exceeded all expectations by raising enough funds to cover almost two years’ education for an incoming SPJ pupil and this year’s team of Arif, Ben, Tom, Adam and Albert have been equally successful. Their most recent fundraising endeavour, delivered with support from the Development Team, the Thomas Gresham Bursary: Remembrance Appeal is dedicated to the 490 OPs who lost their lives in the Great War. Please do visit their Just Giving page to support their appeal.
“I would not have been able to come here had I not been offered a 100% bursary. As I walked rather gingerly across Founder’s Court, I resolved to create a scheme that would increase access to the school, so that boys who were sufficiently bright enough, but were from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, could attend St Paul’s”.
Current donations to the Thomas Gresham Committee: Bursary Award are at £63,000 and the first Bursary Award recipient is now attending St Paul’s School.