A New Fulbright Award

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the introduction of the Fulbright-Cyril Taylor Memorial Award in tribute to the life and work of Sir Cyril Taylor, GBE.

This new Fulbright scholarship, funded by the Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation, will support a British postgraduate student to study for a master’s degree at an American university of their choice. They can choose any subject or any discipline, but the award will recognise applicants who demonstrate a can-do attitude and a desire to make the world a better place.

Cyril Taylor led an extraordinary life. From his early years in the Congo as the son of missionaries; a teenage platoon commander in Kenya to a scholar at Harvard Business School and his long career as a social entrepreneur and educator. His legacy includes founding the America Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS): one of the largest study abroad organisations in the world, and setting up Richmond, The American International University in London. He was a convinced transatlanticist and his lifelong passion was to raise the standard of state education.

Penny Egan, Executive Director of the US-UK Fulbright Commission, said:

“Lord Adonis called Sir Cyril ‘a remarkable change-maker’. The US-UK Fulbright Commission will be looking to award this scholarship to someone with similar potential.”

More information about the Sir Cyril Taylor Memorial Award can be found here.

Find out how to apply here.

Photo credit: Ken Rivers

Photo credit: Ken Rivers