KING’S Ely’s new King’s and Queen’s Scholars for the 2019 academic year have been announced.
Our King’s Scholars are: David Harris, Oscar Hills, Minchan (Thomas) Kim, Benjamin Marshall, Dylan Miles and Archie Newman.
Our Queen’s Scholars are: Elizabeth Carberry, Emma Garrett, Eliza Iles, Katherine Mann, Miriam Reveley and Eleanor Wallace.
Our International Scholars are: Wai Kin (Michael) Wu and Nicolas Salomaa.
The Scholars will be presented with their distinctive red gowns at the annual Admission of Scholars’ Service at Ely Cathedral on Friday 22nd November.
King’s Scholars (boys) were inaugurated by Henry VIII in 1541 and Queen’s Scholars (girls) at the request of Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. There is no application process for these honorary Scholarships, the positions instead being awarded according to students’ GCSE results.
Scholars become members of the Cathedral Foundation, strengthening the special link between King’s Ely and the Cathedral, and they also qualify for other privileges and appointments throughout the year.