University of Kent
University of Kent

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University of Kent  Ranking

48

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University of Kent  Location

South England

University of Kent

Rank

University Ranking

48

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South England

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The First 500 Scholarship
Scholarship Name The First 500 Scholarship
Academic Year 2022
Scholarship amount £2,000
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 31 October 2022

Scholarship value

One scholarship worth £2,000 per annum (or pro-rata for part-time students) for the duration of the recipient's degree programme

Deadline

31 October 2022, 23:59 GMT

Criteria

  • One scholarship is available each year.

  • Both full-time and part-time students are eligible to apply.

  • Home, EU, and Overseas students are eligible to apply.

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Have attained AAB from three A Levels or equivalent (i.e. 136 points or higher).

  • Be entering Stage 1 of their undergraduate degree in September 2022.

  • Have made their application to the University of Kent via UCAS.

  • Have made a firm acceptance to study at Kent by 31 August 2022.

Applicants not eligible to apply for the scholarship are those:

  • Who have attained any qualification higher than A Level or equivalent.

  • Who are in receipt of need-based financial aid.

  • Who are current students at The University of Kent.

  • Who are applying to Medway School of Pharmacy

  • Who are applying to Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS)

The scholarship will not be paid during a Year Abroad or a Year in Industry placement.

Further details

The University of Kent undergraduate Colleges were named after men who achieved great success in their chosen fields, but not all had a smooth passage to fame. Although Keynes went to Eton and obtained a First at Kings College Cambridge, Eliot suffered from medical problems and, in his first attempt, obtained only a pass degree. Rutherford was the second choice for the Exhibition Research Scholarship which set him on the path to become the father of nuclear physics, and Darwin failed to complete his studies to become a doctor and – later – a pastor, before becoming the world’s most famous botanist.

The lesson: even those we now know as the greatest in their field did not always have a smooth or obvious path to fulfil their capabilities. Indeed we, the undergraduates who helped found the University in 1965, were chosen against a wide range of criteria, often not including high A-Level results; what was identified in us was the capability to develop both ourselves and the new University.

This is why we, the undergraduates who helped found the University, have established the First 500 Scholarship to assist those whose full potential has yet to develop or whose talents are not recognised by current assessment methods. Should you choose to apply we, your predecessors of 1965, wish you every success in your application and future studies.

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