Scholar Programmes

This may be of interest to anyone looking to take part in Scholar Programmes whilst at University:

Blackberry Scholars Programme

The “BlackBerry Scholars Programme”, the first step in its global women’s initiative, is designed to inspire more women to enter and develop careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The programme will offer a select group of young women a full, four-year tuition scholarship to fund their undergraduate studies at a top university from September this year.  The prize is open to women with the potential to influence the future of mobile computing specifically those with a background in science and technology.

In addition to providing full tuition, BlackBerry will also offer each scholar a rigorous mentor programme and valuable professional opportunities. Scholars will be selected on academic merit and passion for the revolutionary potential of mobile computing and technology. 

A panel of inspirational and accomplished women, led by musician Alicia Keys, will choose the applicants from the pool of nominations submitted before the deadline of 12 noon GMT on 26 June 2013.

More information about the programme, eligibility requirements, and how to apply, can be found at the following website:


Lloyds Scholars Programme

Lloyds Banking Group’s Universities Programme, Lloyds Scholars, encourages and supports young people from families with below average income, to get into some of Britain’s top universities.  It provides students with a complete package of financial and vocational support, including paid internships, access to a dedicated Lloyds mentor and volunteering opportunities in the local community.  All 11 eligible Scholars from the first cohort were offered a place on the Lloyds Banking Group Graduate Leadership programme.


This flagship programme is currently partnered with 8 universities (Bath, Birmingham Bristol, Edinburgh, UCL, Oxford, Sheffield, and Warwick) and is a key part of our commitment to invest in the long-term economic future of the UK.   We believe it is the first corporate social mobility programme of its kind in the UK.


Applicants to the scheme must:

o    Have a residual household income of under £25,000 pa

o    Be UK residents or EU students currently residing in the UK

o    Start the first year of their degree in Sept/Oct 2013

o    Have a confirmed offer from one of our partner universities

o    And be on a three or four year undergraduate degree course of almost any discipline (although the programme is not suitable for vocational degrees such as medicine


Prospective Scholars need to apply online at


To read the brochure for more information click here



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