- The Beacon Scholarship is a leadership development program that nurtures ethical changemakers who can effect positive social change.
- This program targets young people with leadership potential who demonstrate financial need, providing them with access to high-quality education, offering leadership training and mentoring, and creating a vertical pathway for transition into leadership positions.
Beacon partner universities in the UK, which are:
- University of Bristol
- Cardiff University
- London School of Economics
- University of Cambridge
- Imperial College London
- University of Surrey
Field(s) of Study
- Any 3-4 year undergraduate degree, excluding Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Sciences.
What does the scholarship cover?
- Two-thirds of the total of:
- Tuition fees
- Maintenance costs
- An annual fixed allowance for compulsory surcharges
- One return economy airfare to the Scholar’s home country only.
- The Beacon Scholarship is aimed at Parents/Guardians/Sponsors who can demonstrate financial need but are able to fund at least one-third of total costs.
How many scholarships are given?
- 6 scholarships
Which countries are targeted?
- Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Am I Eligible to Apply?
To qualify for this scholarship, you must:
- Have obtained an offer of a place in at least one university participating in The Beacon Scholarship for University program.
- Have satisfied the grade requirements for entry into a course at a Beacon Partner University
- Demonstrate some formal level of proficiency in sport, music, or drama
- Have held a position of responsibility in your school, or have evidence of confidence amongst peers. (This will be determined via an interview and a practical assessment.)
- Show that you have helped the less fortunate or have done work in the local community.
- Be recognized as a role model in your community
- Be able to demonstrate that you are a ‘Changemaker’ and that you can make a difference in your community.
- Be able to study independently overseas
- Be a national of and resident in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia
- Demonstrate financial need
- Intend to return to your home country in a leadership position after gaining international experience in your chosen field of study
- Be ready to commit to participating actively in university life
- Be ready to contribute to the development of your home country.
How Do I Apply – Next Steps
- You must first register and download a Nomination Form which must be completed by the Head of your current secondary school. This Nomination Form requires an endorsement that you have strong academic and leadership potential, are a changemaker, and have the capability for successful completion of an undergraduate program of study at a world-class university.
- Once you have received an offer for entry into a Beacon Partner University, you will be invited to complete a full Beacon Scholarship Application Form and Financial Disclosure Form.
- Applications will then be evaluated by the Beacon Equity Trust for evidence of leadership potential.
- All shortlisted candidates will then be required to attend an interview and a full-day leadership assessment.
- Exceptional academic ability
- Excellence in sport, music, or drama
- Outstanding interpersonal skills
- Role-model citizenship
- Be a ‘Changemaker’
- 31 January 2022 (Nominations)
- 15 February 2022 (Applications)
How do I get more information?
- Website: The Beacon Scholarship