Helen Pennant

Department/institution: The Cambridge Trust

Contact details: helen.pennant@admin.cam.ac.uk

Helen Pennant has been Director of the Cambridge Trust since July 2013.

The Trust is the largest provider of scholarships for international students at the University of Cambridge, supporting around 1,200 students at any one time. With a focus on international graduate students, it works with more than 90 organisations around the world, to offer around 500 scholarships every year to students of outstanding academic merit under a variety of scholarship schemes.

During its 30-year history, the Trust has awarded nearly 18,000 scholarships at the University of Cambridge to international students.

Pennant, in consultation with a board of trustees, sets strategy and implements Trust policy. She is also responsible for building its value to students and representing the Trust externally, travelling extensively to connect with partners, prospective students and alumni.