Application Deadlines: Scholarships – 5 February & Grants - 31 May
Ted is undertaking a Masters degree in Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music. As a Douglas and Hilda Simmons Scholar he aspires to extend beyond his pursuit as an opera soloist and
leading worship in various church choirs.
His musical journey has seen him involved with several renowned church choirs, including Coventry Cathedral Choir and St John’s College Choir. Aided by his financial support from the St Matthias Foundation, Ted also holds a choral scholarship at St John’s Church, Hyde Park.
The generous support he has received in his studies has allowed him to immerse himself his pursuit of musical excellence, for which he is extremely grateful. Ted values the immense versatility of music and its ability to resonate with diverse audiences, specifically as “a liturgical tool that is capable of crossing boundaries and touching people from all walks of life.
Michaela is a passionate doctoral candidate undertaking her PhD in Theology at the Cambridge Theological Federation, in affiliation with Anglia Ruskin University. Her research explores the history of Anglican ministerial training in South Africa, specifically focused on the transformative period that followed the end of Apartheid.
She aims to uncover and understand the unique characteristics of an African-Anglican pastoral imagination, delving into the rich tapestry of South African religious history and seeking to illuminate the distinctive elements that define Anglican ministerial training in this region. Michaela’s ultimate goal is to utilise the insights gained from the African context, to shape theological education on a broader scale. She envisions a global church where minister are trained with a deep understanding and appreciation of diverse cultural and historical contexts.
Michaela is the recipient of one of the Foundation’s scholarships, which has been instrumental in allowing her to delve into her research, but has also “reinforced her commitment to enhancing theological education for a global church.”
Adam is an ambitious scholar currently pursuing a PhD in Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter. His research focuses on the New Testament and he aims to establish a career as an academic, delving into the intricacies of the New Testament and being able to contribute to the inspiring future generations of scholars.
Adam is the recipient of one of the Foundation’s scholarships and this financial support has allowed him to broaden his academic experiences by attending key conferences and networking with other academics in his field. Adam is grateful for the scholarship support and the Foundation’s “belief in his academic potential”, which has been instrumental in boosting his prospects for academic posts after the completion of his studies.
Sarah has recently completed a Pioneer Masters in Theology, Ministry and Mission with the
Church Mission Society. Her goal is to reach out to young adults and guide them on their
spiritual journey, using innovative methods to communicate the gospel in a rapidly changing
The Foundation’s financial aid has allowed her to focus on her studies and her mission to
bring about positive spiritual change among young adults. She feels “bolstered in her
commitment to her mission and her faith” and appreciates the privilege of working with