Snowdon Masters Scholarships

Investing in inspirational disabled leaders

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The Global Disability Innovation Hub and Snowdon Trust are delighted to announce the opening of the Snowdon Masters Scholarships. 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.

Application information

We’re searching for exceptional students with the ability to create change and innovate. Successful candidates will join a unique network of high achieving disabled leaders working together to inspire a new generation. Applications for 2019 intake close at the end of April.

Students across the world are encouraged to apply. Before completing the online application form, please review the following;

Applications close April 30th 2019

Students are advised to formulate their answers in a word document before copying these into the online application form.

To apply in another format or for questions call 020 3108 9916 or email

Ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • The ability to create change and influence others
  • Excellence in chosen field of study, within and beyond academia
  • Potential to become a leader and role model
  • 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.

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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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