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The Barbara Raw English Scholarship for Black UK Students

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The Barbara Raw English Scholarship for Black UK Students

One scholarship is available for new undergraduate students studying for a single or joint honours degree in the Department of English (see the full list of eligible courses below).

The scholarship is a £6,000 cash award (payable over three years) and is available to Black UK students with Home fee status.

Am I eligible?

You must have achieved, or be expected to achieve, GCE A-Level of AAA or equivalent and have one of the following categories of ethnicity: Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed – White and Black Caribbean; Mixed – White and Black African; or Other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other).

You must be applying to study one of the following degree courses: 

  • BA English
  • BA English and Drama
  • BA English and Philosophy
  • BA English and Latin
  • BA English and History
  • BA English with Philosophy
  • BA Music and English
  • BA English and Film Studies
  • BA English and Classical Studies
  • BA English and American Literature
  • BA English and Creative Writing
  • BA Modern Languages and English
  • BA Comparative Literature and Culture and English
  • BA American Literature and Creative Writing
  • BA Drama and Creative Writing

You must also hold a current conditional or unconditional offer to study at Royal Holloway. 

The scholarship is one of several initiatives that we are undertaking as part of our Race Equality Charter, and is a positive action measure under s.158 of the Equality Act 2010. 

The scholarship also acts to address the gap in under-represented groups of students, as set out in our Access and Participation Plan.

How do I apply?

You must apply via Royal Holloway Direct

In light of the current circumstances and the recent announcement that UCAS are extending their deadlines for entry 2020, we have decided to extend our undergraduate scholarship deadline to Friday 17 April 2020 11.59pm BST.

You will hear the outcome of your application from Monday 4 May 2020.

Thank you to all those who have applied so far. If you have any queries please email

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