Scholarships at University of Kent
|The First 500 Scholarship|
|Scholarship Name||The First 500 Scholarship|
|Scholarship amount||£2,000 per annum|
|Scholarship Deadline||31 October 2019|
One scholarship worth £2,000 per annum (or pro-rata for part-time students) for the duration of the recipient's degree programme
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.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:
Applicants not eligible to apply for the scholarship are those:
The scholarship will not be paid during a Year Abroad or a Year in Industry placement.
How to apply
1. Meet the criteria as shown above.
2. Write an essay of 750-1,000 words on the following:
“When the first students arrived at the new University of Kent at Canterbury (as the University was then known) in 1965, there were no societies, no sports clubs, and no student representation. In 2018, 20,000 students enjoy 67 sports clubs, 189 societies, and there are over 400 student representatives.
Kent’s first students had the opportunity – and the responsibility – to start all of these from scratch. If we were opening a new university in 2019 and you were in that first student intake, what would you start and why?”
3. Save the essay as a Word document. At the top of the document, please include:
And email the document to First500@kent.ac.uk
By the deadline of midnight on Thursday 31 October 2019.
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