The Arnold Foundation Challenge

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To raise $35,000 each year.


To fund a Rugby education for children from some of the most deprived areas of the UK.

Tell me more

We are delighted to be able to report the success of last year's American Friends of Rugby School (AFRS) Arnold Foundation Challenge.  In recent years the AFRS have been able to contribute over $300,000 to this exceptional program.  The generosity and continued involvement of so many American Friends is outstanding.  

Generous donors have helped secure over £23 million (over $29 million) for the Arnold Foundation scholarship program and 136 students have benefited to date.  Of these, many have found success after leaving the School, attending leading universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, studying medicine, languages, law, or business, or embarking upon substantial careers in the creative arts, journalism, finance and medicine.  All have taken with them the values that were learnt at Rugby and competition for these places remains high.

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What's the challenge?

Our target this year is to raise $35,000 to enable more young people to benefit from this opportunity and to increase significantly the number of American Friends making regular gifts in this Challenge.  We ask you to consider supporting the Arnold Foundation as it is only through your generosity that we are able to ensure that talented students receive fully funded scholarships at Rugby School.

How do I donate?

We hope that you will contribute to this year's Challenge.  Gifts of all sizes make a substantial difference in our efforts to reach our target.

The easiest way to make a tax-deductible gift is either by donating online, or by sending a check using our donation form.

Thank you

We would be delighted and grateful if you would join in our commitment to Arnold Foundation scholars at Rugby School.  If you have any further questions about this groundbreaking program, please do not hesitate to contact the School Development Team at