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.


Preference will be given to UK candidates who received at least five 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 master's programme in the Department of Economics, the Department of Geography and Environment or the Department of International History.

Scholarship amount

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

How to apply

To apply for LSE funding for programmes beginning in September 2023, you must:

- Submit your application for the programme 
(See how to apply for graduate study at LSE) 

- Submit your Graduate Financial Support Application Form via the Graduate application tracker including completing Section G: Personal Statement.

- and receive an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional)

by 5pm UK time on 27 April 2023.

If you only wish to be considered for the Graduate Support Scheme, you do not need to complete Section G: Personal statement.

The outcome to your Graduate Support Scheme application will be displayed on the application tracker after you have received an offer. Successful applicants selected for other LSE Scholarships or awards like this one will be contacted by email thoughout May, June and July 2023