The Horobin Award


Our Horobin Award-holders

In 2017-18 the Award was made to Ms Olivia Coffey, studying for an MBA at the Cambridge Judge Business School.

In 2016-17 the Award was made to Ms Alice White, studying for an MPhil in Basic & Translational Neuroscience.

In 2015-16 the Award was made to Ms Caroline Habjan, studying for an MPhil in Medical Sciences. Caroline is working towards uncovering therapeutic options for patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

The first Horobin Award was made in 2014-15 to Ms Daphne Martschenko. Daphne studied for an MPhil in Politics, Development and Democratic Education as a member of Homerton, and continued to a PhD at Magdalene College. She rowed for Cambridge in the 2015 Boat Race – the first year that the women’s boats competed on the Championship Course on the same day as the men’s race.

  Photo: Caroline Habjan pictured at the British Rowing Senior Championships, second rower from front

“The Horobin Award has afforded me the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment with world class instructors, a rich cultural history and diversity, and many avenues for personal discovery. Homerton College has provided me with boundless social and intellectual support, which has helped me achieve academically and athletically, while making this journey both enjoyable and unforgettable. I am so thankful for this award and this opportunity, and I am very excited by the fact that other women will be given this opportunity in the future!”

Caroline Habjan
Second holder of the Horobin Award, 2014-15

John Horobin

Women’s sport is part of Homerton’s tradition.  The award is named after John Horobin, Principal of Homerton from 1889-1902, who first established a women’s rowing club at Homerton.  It was also Horobin who moved Homerton College from Homerton High Street, London, to Cambridge in 1894.

 Painting: John Horobin

Information about applying to Cambridge as a graduate student is available on the University  Candidates wishing to apply for the Horobin award should contact: 

Miss Kelly Collinwood
Graduate Administrator

Homerton College
Cambridge CB2 8PH
+44 1223 747 158