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Brilliant disabled students sought for UK based post-graduate scholarship opportunity

Themes: Participation and partnerships, Arts, Sports and Inclusive Culture

Five students seating by a workshop table at UCL Here East. One of them is a wheelchair user..
Students at UCL’s GDI Hub, Here East

Investing in inspirational disabled students the Snowdon Masters Scholarships are looking for exceptional graduates with the potential to become leaders of tomorrow. Funding up to £30,000 per student, successful candidates will receive £15,000 towards fees for a UK Masters course, and a £15,000 allowance while studying.

The Snowdon Trust and Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) are encouraging high achieving disabled students to apply. Successful candidates will join a unique network of disabled innovators, working together to inspire a new generation. Candidates would be expected to show a proven drive for success and the ability to create change and influence others.

Selection Criteria

Open to national and international prospective students, Snowdon Masters Scholarships are designed to identify and accelerate talented disabled people who have shown excellence in their chosen field of study, or demonstrated leadership through professional or extracurricular activities. The scholarship is available to students who have recently completed an undergraduate course, and those returning to study from the workplace or following a career break.

Background

Snowdon Trust provides grants to physically disabled students and those with a sensory impairment 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 2,700 students through higher education.

Paul Alexander, Chief Executive of the Snowdon Trust says; “Last year, Snowdon Trustees were delighted to award 13 new Masters Scholarships to exceptional disabled students studying at 11 different academic institutions. Their studies are wide ranging, including such subjects as Music composition, Medical Law and Ethics, Theology, Theoretical Physics, Architecture, Politics and Communication, Evolutionary Biology, Disability Design Innovation and Sports and Health science. If the quality of applicants remains as high, then we expect to fund a similar number of new scholarships for 2020/21.”

Born out of the legacy of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the GDI Hub harnesses academic excellence, innovative practice and co-creation to tackle global challenges from a new perspective. Based at UCL on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, GDI Hub is a movement to accelerate disability innovation for a fairer world.

Last year, Snowdon Trustees were delighted to award 13 new Masters Scholarships to exceptional disabled students studying at 11 different academic institutions [...] we expect to fund a similar number of new scholarships for 2020/21.

Paul Alexander, Chief Executive of the Snowdon Trust

How to apply

Applications are now open for the Snowdon Masters Scholarship. Find out more and apply online. A number of scholarships are also available for the GDI Hub’s groundbreaking Disability, Design and Innovation MSc at UCL.