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Elaine Etherton scholarship

Elaine Etherton scholarship

This scholarship is offered as a cash award of £3,500 per year for the first three years of study to a student with Home fee status of restricted means with outstanding academic potential and studying one of the degree courses listed below.

Am I eligible?

This scholarship is open to UK students with expected or final grades at GCE A-Level of AAA or equivalent and a strong personal statement.

You should also have a family income of less than £25,000 as verified by the Student Loans Company (SLC). You will need to confirm on your scholarship statement that you have applied or intend to apply for Student Finance. You will also need to give permission to the SLC to share your household income information and details of your maintenance loan application with Royal Holloway.

You must be studying for one of the following natural sciences courses:

  • BSc Applied Psychology
  • BSc Astrophysics
  • MSci Astrophysics
  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Biochemistry with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Biology
  • BSc Biology with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Criminology and Psychology
  • BSc Criminology and Psychology with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Digital Geosciences
  • BSc Ecology and Conservation
  • BSc Ecology and Conservation with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Environmental Geology
  • MSci Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry
  • MSci Environmental Geoscience
  • MSci Environmental Geoscience with a Year in Industry
  • MSci Environmental Geoscience with a Year of International Study
  • BA Geography
  • BSc Geography
  • BSc Geology
  • BSc Geology with a Year in Industry
  • MSci Geoscience
  • MSci Geoscience with a Year of International Study
  • BA Human Geography
  • BSc Medical Biochemistry
  • BSc Medical Biochemistry with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Molecular Biology
  • BSc Molecular Biology with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Petroleum Geology
  • BSc Physical Geography
  • BSc Physics
  • MSci Physics
  • BSc Physics with Particle Physics
  • MSci Physics with Particle Physics
  • BSc Psychology
  • MSci Psychology
  • BSc Psychology, Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • BSc Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health
  • BSc Psychology, Development and Developmental Disorders
  • BSc Theoretical Physics
  • MSci Theoretical Physics
  • BSc Zoology
  • BSc Zoology with a Year in Industry

How do I apply?

Applications must be submitted through RH Direct by 11.59pm (UK time) on Monday 9 May 2022. Applicants will be made aware of the outcome of their application after Thursday 19 May 2022.

You will need to write a scholarship statement of no more than 400 words (please note that statements that exceed the word count will automatically be rejected), which should include:

  • academic achievements you are particularly proud of and why these really matter to you
  • why you have chosen to do the degree you have applied for
  • what your future aspirations are and how the scholarship will help you to achieve your future goals.
You need to also confirm:
  • that you have applied/or intend to apply for Student Finance
  • that your household income is less than £25,000

An Elaine Etherton Scholarship will be awarded to a new first year UK undergraduate student of restricted means with outstanding academic potential.

Eligibility

These scholarships are open to new UK undergraduate students, with minimum expected or final grades at GCE A-level of AAA or equivalent and students applying for one of the following natural sciences courses:

  • BSc Applied Psychology
  • BSc Astrophysics
  • MSci Astrophysics
  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Biochemistry with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Biology
  • BSc Biology with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Criminology and Psychology
  • BSc Criminology and Psychology with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Digital Geosciences
  • BSc Ecology and Conservation
  • BSc Ecology and Conservation with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Environmental Geology
  • MSci Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry
  • MSci Environmental Geoscience
  • MSci Environmental Geoscience with a Year in Industry
  • MSci Environmental Geoscience with a Year of International Study
  • BA Geography
  • BSc Geography
  • BSc Geology
  • BSc Geology with a Year in Industry
  • MSci Geoscience
  • MSci Geoscience with a Year of International Study
  • BA Human Geography
  • BSc Medical Biochemistry
  • BSc Medical Biochemistry with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Molecular Biology
  • BSc Molecular Biology with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Petroleum Geology
  • BSc Physical Geography
  • BSc Physics
  • MSci Physics
  • BSc Physics with Particle Physics
  • MSci Physics with Particle Physics
  • BSc Psychology
  • MSci Psychology
  • BSc Psychology, Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • BSc Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health
  • BSc Psychology, Development and Developmental Disorders
  • BSc Theoretical Physics
  • MSci Theoretical Physics
  • BSc Zoology
  • BSc Zoology with a Year in Industry

The applicants should also have a family income of less than £25,000, as verified by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The applicants will have to confirm on the scholarship statement that they have applied or intend to apply for Student Finance. Students should also give permission to the SLC to share their household income information and details of their maintenance loan application with Royal Holloway.

Allocation

Students must submit a complete scholarship application form by the deadline, specified annually. The strength of a candidate’s previous academic background will also be considered. This will be assessed via the documents submitted as part of their degree application. Before starting their application, students are encouraged to read the application guidelines on the website.

Payment

This scholarship is offered as a cash award of £3,500 per annum, which in turn is paid in equal termly instalments at the start of each term in October, January and April, for the first three years of study at Royal Holloway, unless a student spends a year abroad (or on a year of international study) or on an industrial placement. In such cases, the award will be applied in year 4 instead of year 3. For students on a four year course with no industrial placement or a five year course with an industrial placement, the scholarship will be paid in the first three years of the degree course only.

Please note that this award is subject to the fact that the recipient has a family income of less than £25,000, as verified by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The scholarship offer will be withdrawn if they do not meet the household income criteria for this award.

Read our full terms and conditions.

 

If you have any queries please email rhps@rhul.ac.uk

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