Desmond G. Wiltshaw Scholarship Fund

Mr Wiltshaw graduated from LSE in 1966 after completing his BSc in Economics. He went on to lecture at Nottingham University for thirty years. Mr Wiltshaw, originally from Stoke on Trent, felt that LSE had given him the chance to pursue an academic career. It is his intention to give something back to the School and his hometown.

There is one scholarship available with a value of up to £5,000. 


Preference will be given to UK candidates who have received at least 5 years of primary and or secondary education in the Stoke-on-Trent City Council area. However if no suitable applicant is found the scholarship can be given to any UK candidate.

This scholarship is available for those studying a taught masters programme in one of the following departments:

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, you must have completed the 2017/18 LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form and received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) by 5pm UK time on 26 April 2017. You must complete Section G - Personal Statement.

When you submit an application for admission to a taught masters programme, the Graduate Admissions Office will acknowledge your application and provide information about how to set up an LSE For You online account. This account will allow you to track the progress of your application for admission, and will provide you with access to the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application Form. The LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form will be available until 26 April 2017.

Selection for this scholarship will take place between May and July 2017 and we will only notify the successful recipient(s) by the end of July 2017. If you have not heard from the Financial Support Office by the end of July 2017, you must assume your application has been unsuccessful. We will notify successful applicants only.

How to apply for admission

Tracking your application

If you complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form, you will also be considered for support from the LSE Graduate Support Scheme. Being unsuccessful with your application to the Graduate Support Scheme does not preclude you from being considered for other awards such as this one.