The University of Oxford has announced that its major fundraising campaign has reached the £2 billion mark. We are proud of the Sylva Foundation’s strong ties with the university, particularly through our graduate scholarship that focusses on productive and healthy forests. According to the University of Oxford’s announcement today:
“The Sylva Foundation, a long-standing and committed supporter of the Department of Plant Sciences, is currently supporting a DPhil student through a donation of £31,000 for the Oxford-Sylva Graduate Scholarship. The current scholar is assessing the ecological consequences of ash dieback in the UK and the potential impact on ecosystems and organisms that rely on ash trees. This understanding will help to establish resilience to environmental change and to find ways to mitigate the forecast impacts of dieback.”
The Oxford-Sylva scholarship is one of the Sylva Foundation’s current fundraising campaigns – read more – and our wish is that we can secure the scholarship in full and in perpetuity.