Snowdon Masters Scholarships

Investing in inspirational disabled leaders


Accelerating disabled leaders through post-graduate study, the scholarship will fund up to £15,000 for a UK Masters course and a £15,000 stipend while studying.

Applications have now closed

The Global Disability Innovation Hub and Snowdon Trust are processing applications. Final selection will take place mid-June.

We have seen a high volume of exceptional applicants. Thank you to all that have applied.

Successful candidates will join a unique network of high achieving disabled leaders working together to inspire a new generation.

Applications have now closed

  • A long list of candidates will be made by the end of May
  • Final scholarship selection will take place mid-June

We will keep applicants up-to-date and get in contact if we have any specific questions.

Please contact hello@disabilityinnovation.com if you have any questions.

Snowdon Masters Scholarships

  • Support brilliant students with the ability to create change and influence others
  • Provide funding for students with excellence in a field of study, within and beyond academia
  • Accelerate disabled students to become leaders and role-models
  • Provide opportunity for individuals with the drive and determination to succeed

Snowdon Trust

Snowdon Trust provides grants to physically disabled and sensory impaired students studying in the UK. Established by the First Earl of Snowdon, who contracted polio as a child, the trust has gone on to support over 2,500 students through higher education. Visit the Snowdon Trust website for further information.

Disability Design and Innovation MSc

If you are applying for the GDI Hub's MSc in Disability Design and Innovation (DDI), you can apply for a separate Snowdon Trust bursary for this course. Visit the MSc DDI page for further details. This scholarship remains open.

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Whilst our disabled students grants programme has been going since 1981 we have only recently been in a position to offer full scholarships.  We launched a limited scholarship programme in 2017 which has proven a success and now, with the support of the GDI Hub, we are delighted to be rolling out nationally.  We know we can find, support and help develop some truly outstanding talent!

Paul Alexander, Chief Executive of the Snowdon Trust

Access to higher education is vital to increase leadership by disabled people. We are delighted to be working alongside the Snowdon Trust on such an important programme to support high achieving disabled students become the innovators of tomorrow

Dr Catherine Holloway, Academic Director of the GDI Hub

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