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.

Watch this space for applications for 2020/21 intake

The Global Disability Innovation Hub and Snowdon Trust will be opening applications shortly for MSc courses beginning in Autumn 2020.

One again we'll be looking for brilliant disabled students with the ability to become leaders of the future. Successful candidates will join a unique network of high achieving disabled leaders working together to inspire future generations.

Scholarships Information

The scholarship has been designed to identify and accelerate talented disabled individuals through higher education.

Snowdon Masters Scholarships are up to a maximum of £30,000 per successful student - with up to £15,000 available towards MSc fees and a £15,000 p.a. stipend.

The scholarship is aimed at;

  • Supporting 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.

Applications and selection

All candidates are advised to read the 'frequently ask questions' and 'selection criteria' downloads prior to completing an application.

Where possible please use examples in your application form. Core assessment areas are based around;

  • The potential impact of the scholarship to create and maximise opportunities
  • Achievement within and beyond academia
  • Future leadership capacity
  • Ability to inspire others through the Disabled Leaders Network and Give Back programme
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Snowdon Trust logo

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