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Rising Stars Scholarship

Rising Stars Scholarship

Do you strive to succeed and go the extra mile in all that you do? You could be a recipient of a Royal Holloway Rising Stars Scholarship.

Three Royal Holloway Rising Stars Scholarships (formerly known as Future Leaders Scholarships) are available to new undergraduate students from the UK, who can demonstrate excellent academic and/or non-academic success, and who can also demonstrate their commitment to one or more of the values that matter to us here at Royal Holloway; excellence, fairness, freedom, creativity, collaboration and inclusivity.

These scholarships cover the full tuition fee for Home fee status students for three years of undergraduate study at Royal Holloway.

Am I eligible?

You must have Home fee status and have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, high grades in A-level or equivalent. As a guide, previous applicants have achieved, or been predicted, AAA or equivalent. For contextual offer holders this could be up to two grades lower. See more information about contextual offers.

The key attribute we are looking for is a determination to succeed, whilst demonstrating one or more of Royal Holloway’s other values. You should therefore include examples of this in your scholarship application. This can include a wide range of activities, for example, but not limited to: entrepreneurship, managing a project or group activity, membership of a group striving for positive change, holding a position of trust inside or outside of school or college or taking part in activities such as but not limited to church and sports clubs, the Duke of Edinburgh Award or NCS (National Citizens Service) The Challenge.

You must have a current conditional or unconditional offer to study at Royal Holloway and can be applying for any of our undergraduate degree courses.

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.

 

 

Please provide a supporting statement of no more than 400 words (please note that statements that exceed the word count will automatically be rejected). Within the statement you must cover the following:

  • How you have made a difference through your achievements, demonstrating outstanding skills relevant to Royal Holloway’s values; excellence, fairness, freedom, creativity, collaboration and inclusivity.
  • Academic achievements you are particularly proud of
  • Why you selected your chosen degree, what your future aspirations are and how the scholarship will help you to achieve your future goals.

Your application will be scored based on your predicted/achieved grades and how effectively your statement answers the above.

Three Royal Holloway Rising Stars Scholarships are available to new undergraduate students from the UK, who show excellence through their academic and non-academic achievements, and who can also demonstrate one or more of Royal Holloway’s other values; creativity, collaboration, fairness and freedom.

Eligibility

You must have Home fee status and have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, high grades in A-level or equivalent. As a guide, previous applicants have achieved, or been predicted, AAA or equivalent. For contextual offer holders this could be up to two grades lower. See more information about contextual offers. The key attribute we are looking for is a dedication to succeed, whilst demonstrating one or more of Royal Holloway’s other values. You should therefore include examples of this in your scholarship application. This can include a wide range of activities, for example, but not limited to: entrepreneurship, managing a project or group activity, membership of a group striving for positive change, holding a position of trust inside or outside of school or college or taking part in activities such as but not limited to church and sports clubs, the Duke of Edinburgh Award or NCS (National Citizens Service).

You must have a current conditional or unconditional offer to study at Royal Holloway and can be applying for any of our undergraduate degree courses.

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

These scholarships are available as tuition fee reductions equivalent to the full annual Home tuition fee over the first three years of study at Royal Holloway, unless a student spends a year abroad or on an industrial placement. In such cases, the tuition fee reduction 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.

In order to be eligible to receive this scholarship after year 1, an average academic grade of at least 60 percent is normally required each year.

Read our full terms and conditions.

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

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