Disabled Leaders Network

Molly is a young white female with short brown hair, she is stood in front of a university college building smiling at the camera
Molly, Member of the Disabled Leaders Network and 2021 Snowdon Scholar

Project Partner

The Snowdon Trust help breakdown barriers for international and national disabled students accessing higher education in the UK through their Grants and Scholarship programmes.

The Disabled Leaders Network

In 2019 The Snowdon Trust and Global Disability Innovation Hub joined forces to establish the Disabled Leaders Network - a platform for Snowdon Trust Scholarship winners and Alumni to build relationships with other exceptional disabled leaders, creating a hub of information, knowledge and support.

The Disabled Leaders Network provides a resource to build capacity, form relationships and drive achievement beyond academia and into the workplace - helping to accelerate the disabled leaders of tomorrow.

The Network is driven by the members - students and graduates of UK universities. It is a space for collaboration, engagement and debate - with members posting their own opinion pieces on this Disabled Leaders Network blog site.

Through the partnership with the Snowdon Trust, GDI Hub aim to help develop the Disabled Leaders Network growth and impact overtime, increasing opportunities and building a global community of exceptional disabled leaders who are paving the way towards a more inclusive world.

It is now 38 years since the Trust was set up by the First Earl of Snowdon. In that time we have helped more than 2,500 disabled students on the path to achieving their true potential, with grants and scholarships totalling more than £4 million. Over the years we have seen very many brilliant students, destined for fabulous futures. A few have kept in touch or contacted us again after several years. But we have never before had a mechanism in place for our students to keep in touch with us or, more importantly, each other beyond their studies. So, we are very excited to be launching the Disabled Leaders Network with the help and support of our friends at the GDI Hub.

Dr Renny Leach, Chairman of Trustees Snowdon Trust

Financial Support offered by the Snowdon Trust

The Snowdon Trust offer two financial programmes to disabled students in further or higher education or vocational training.

Snowdon Scholarships

The Snowdon Masters Scholarships is for national and international disabled students applying for a master's programme at any UK institution that starts in 2022.

Up to a maximum of £30,000 of funding per successful student is available - with up to £15,000 available towards master's fees and a £15,000 p.a. allowance while studying.

The scholarship has been designed to identify, accelerate and support talented disabled individuals to achieve their higher education goals.

Find out more here: Snowdon Masters Scholarships

Snowdon Grants

Supporting students with additional disability-related costs the Snowdon Trust provides grants to help disabled students with costs that are not fully covered by the statutory funding available.

Find out more here: Snowdon Grants