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Reed Innovation scholarship

This scholarship has been established by Sir Alec Reed for undergraduate students of any discipline, to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. 

The scholarship is a £15,000 cash award, £5,000 paid each year for the first three years of study.

Am I eligible?

All new undergraduate students are eligible. You must have minimum expected or final grades at GCE A-Level of AAA or equivalent and a strong scholarship statement.

You must demonstrate outstanding innovation and creative problem-solving skills, which will be assessed via your scholarship statement.

You will also need to hold a current conditional or unconditional offer to study at Royal Holloway before you can apply.

How do I apply?

Applications for 2019 entry have now closed

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The application process:

Once you have an offer to study here, you can apply on Royal Holloway Direct

Before starting your application, read the application guidelines and eligibility criteria.

You will need to complete a 400 word scholarship statement as part of your application. This should include three ideas of entrepreneurs which you admire and three original ideas of your own. Your ideas could be inspired by the following themes:

  • Solving an artistic, scientific or technical problem in a new or unusual way.
  • A unique and distinctive solution to a problem faced by your school/college, club or community.
  • Creating a new group, organisation, institution or product that meets an important need.

Shortlisted applicants may be invited to interview by Sir Alec Reed for final decision-making on the scholarship award. Interviews may be conducted via Skype if the candidate is unable to travel to London.

Additional terms and conditions

The cash award of £15,000 is paid in three instalments over the first three years of study.

This scholarship can be held alongside other scholarships, with the exception of the Future Leaders scholarship.

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