Essex was built on philanthropy and continues to thrive because of it. Let your Essex story live on through students who will follow in your footsteps.
Whether your life has been filled with big achievements or humble moments of growth, it has left a lasting impact that deserves to be celebrated. Join the inspiring individuals who have chosen to make Essex an eternal home either for themselves, or in memory of a loved one.
You can leave money, assets, or a proportion of your estate to the University. Any gift simply needs to be included in your will or attached as a codicil to an existing will. You can choose to make the gift restricted or unrestricted.
"I was lucky enough to be a student in the days before student fees. Now, fees, accommodation and other expenses can discourage people from disadvantaged backgrounds applying for university. I'll be remembering Essex in my will so that they can do something for students who need a helping hand."
There are a range of ways for you to memorialise your loved one, such as a prize, bursary or scholarship in their name. Get in touch with our team to discuss your options in more detail.
Our Tree of Life, which opened in October 2022, is another way for us to remember members of our community that have died. Its commemorative leaves recognise staff, students and alumni, within a reflective area of campus. You can apply to have a leaf added to the tree by filling in a form.
"I set up the Timothy Welling award as a heartfelt tribute to my dear friend, a talented actor who attended East 15. The award goes beyond financial support, it also allows me to mentor acting students and keep Tim's spirit alive. Together, we create a world where support, understanding, and mentorship for mental health thrive."