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Reed Innovation scholarship

This scholarship is available to a new undergraduate studying any subject. It celebrates and rewards exceptional and creative problem-solving, and is sponsored by Sir Alec Reed.

The scholarship is a £10,000 cash award, paid in three instalments in year 1.

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 2018 entry have now closed. If you have any queries please contact

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 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 will be conducted via Skype if the candidate is unable to travel to London.

Additional terms and conditions

The award is paid in three instalments and will be paid into the successful student's bank account at the end of each academic term in December, March and June.

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

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