The Snowdon Scholarship Scheme at LSE - Beyond equality

Supporting people with physical and sensory impairments to study at LSE

The aim of Snowdon Scholarships is to give a small number of exceptionally talented disabled people an opportunity to achieve their true potential. If you are successful in your application the Snowdon Trust will provide you with financial support and encouragement to help you excel in a Master's degree programme that will make a difference to both your future and to the lives of others. LSE is currently in talks to confirm the availability of the Snowdon Scholarship for 2020 entry. 


You can apply for an LSE Snowdon Scholarship if you 

  • have an eligible disability*
  • demonstrate the values** set by the Snowdon Trust 
  • have an offer for any taught Masters programme at LSE by 26 April 2019

* the definition of disability in this context is  - an impairment that has a substantial and long term adverse effect on day to day activities and would have a significant impact on your opportunity to undertake study at LSE.

The scope of disabilities are; physical disabilities, sensory impairments, autistic spectrum conditions and long term health conditions such as MS, chronic fatigue, Lupus, Crohns Disease,Ulcerative Colitis

** Values. Everyone is individual and each scholarship will bring something different to the Snowdon Scholarship programme. For this award the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following

a real passion for the chosen subject

outstanding talent and originality in their chosen field which is recognised by others

determination to succeed and to overcome obstacles

potential to become a leader in their field and set an example for others to follow 

a strong desire to help improve the lives of others

Scholarship amount

For entry in September 2019, the scholarship will cover tuition fees up to a value of £15,000 and provide a maintenance stipend of £15,000 to support your living costs.

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, you must have completed the 2019/20 LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form and received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) by 5pm UK time on 26 April 2019. You must complete Section G - Personal Statement.

In addition please also complete the Snowdon Trust application form, which asks for more information relating to your own unique situation and your interest in pursuing postgraduate study at LSE.

Your two applications for funding will be used to consider you for this scholarship by LSE and Snowdon Trust. You will also be considered separately by LSE for any other scholarships for which you are eligible. 

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