This scholarship, for students on the Masters in Public Health for Eye Care, was set up by a member of staff to honour her mother; her father continued to donate regularly to the scholarship until his death in February 2017. The scholarship helped students with limited budgets to undertake their summer projects overseas, and a Hooper Scholarship was awarded each year to the student with the best dissertation to allow them to stay in London for a week after graduation to write up the findings for publication.
The donor, who had a PhD in X-ray crystallography from UCL, was almost 94 when he died. He was committed to higher education, and students from a wide range of countries lived in his home between 1970 and 2000 while they were studying in the UK. It gave him great pleasure to support students from a wide range of low income countries while they were studying at the School.