To provide the means for members to enjoy the company of other Scholars and thus to gain an insight into other professions and stimulus for their own thinking.
To provide friendship for student Scholars and beginners in their professions.
To provide for discussion of a projected career and of problems arising later.
To cultivate the memory of the first Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome.
To receive a higher education scholarship award from the Lord Kitchener National Memorial Fund is recognition of character and achievement. The Kitchener Scholars' Association, which had been formed by 1921 by those first to receive the grant, is a way for the Scholars to network together, benefit from each others' experiences and maintain contact, while perpetuating the memory of the first Lord Kitchener.
Kitchener's famous recruitment drive.
As well as encouraging Scholars to meet at university and in regional areas from time to time, the KSA also organise a number of formal and informal gatherings for Scholars each year including an Annual Dinner in March or April, a Memorial Service at St. Paul's Cathedral generally in June followed by a gathering hosted by the present Lord Kitchener as well as the President of the LKNMF and the KSA. On Remembrance Sunday a simple ceremony takes place on Horse Guards' Parade where a wreath is laid at the statue of the first Lord Kitchener, close to where the field guns are fired to mark the start and end of the two minutes silence. This ceremony is usually followed by a luncheon.
Membership of KSA costs a modest £20 pa (£1 pa for undergraduates) - if you were a KS but haven't yet joined the Association get in touch with the Secretary using one of the links on this page and you will be sent all the relevant details. Contact between Scholars is maintained not only through private functions but also through such occasional publications as 'The Kitchener Scholar', and of course the Kitchener Scholars' Association web site. These methods of contact act as a forum for Scholars' news and ideas, as communication for Scholars who may live in isolation from other members and also as a meeting place for sympathetic discussion and guidance on such matters as careers.