This scholarship has been established by Sir Alec Reed for undergraduate students of any discipline, to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving.
The scholarship is a £15,000 cash award, £5,000 paid each year for the first three years of study.
Am I eligible?
You must have minimum expected or final grades at GCE A-Level of AAA or equivalent and a strong scholarship statement.
You must demonstrate outstanding innovation and creative problem-solving skills, which will be assessed via your scholarship statement.
You will also need to hold a current conditional or unconditional offer to study at Royal Holloway before you can apply.
You will need to complete a 400 word scholarship statement as part of your application (please note that statements that exceed the word count will automatically be rejected). This should include three ideas of entrepreneurs which you admire and three original ideas of your own. Your ideas could be inspired by the following themes:
- Solving an artistic, scientific or technical problem in a new or unusual way.
- A unique and distinctive solution to a problem faced by your school/college, club or community.
- Creating a new group, organisation, institution or product that meets an important need.
Shortlisted applicants may be invited to interview by Sir Alec Reed for final decision-making on the scholarship award. Interviews may be conducted via Skype if necessary.
Terms and conditions
One scholarship is available to new first year undergraduates, studying any subject, to celebrate and reward a student who is able to demonstrate outstanding and creative problem solving skills. This scholarship is sponsored by Sir Alec Reed.