New scholarship to mark Hywel Teifi Edwards’ significant contribution to Welsh culture

Launching an appeal to establish a new scholarship

Swansea University’s Academi Hywel Teifi has launched an appeal to establish a new scholarship in memory of Hywel Teifi Edwards at the Eisteddfod in Llanrwst.

‌The Hywel Teifi Memorial Scholarship will aim to support Welsh-medium postgraduate students who wish to study a field related to Hywel Teifi's contribution to Welsh learning and culture, specifically:

  • History
  • Literature
  • The Welsh language
  • Politics
  • The media

In 2020, the University will celebrate its centenary, and it will be a decade since the Academi was established at Swansea University in memory of Hywel Teifi, where he spent 30 years as a lecturer.

Academi Hywel Teifi is asking people to contribute to the scholarship on a monthly basis, with the intention of rewarding the first holder at the National Eisteddfod in Ceredigion, Hywel Teifi Edwards' birthplace, in 2020.

‌Broadcaster Huw Edwards said: "I hope friends from Wales and beyond will be willing to contribute to this memorial scholarship that will not only keep my father's memory alive, but also secure support for Welsh-medium scholars and a continuation of the areas he spent his life studying and teaching.”

Dr Gwenno Ffrancon launching the appeal at the Eisteddfod. 

Dr Gwenno Ffrancon, Director of Academi Hywel Teifi, said: “The Academi has contributed greatly to Welsh-medium scholarship over the last decade and continually promotes the research and creative talents of our staff and students. Rewarding students with a scholarship like this will no doubt deepen the Academi's ability to support work and contributions for the future.”

You can contribute to the Hywel Teifi Memorial Scholarship by emailing

Dr Gwenno Ffrancon launching the appeal at the Eisteddfod