Snowden Masters Scholarships 2024
The Snowden Masters Scholarships are prestigious awards for students with exceptional disabilities to pursue postgraduate studies at any institution in the UK. These scholarships aim to identify and accelerate individuals with disabilities, empowering them to pursue their academic aspirations, make a positive impact on society, and become the influencers of the future.
To be eligible for the Snowden Masters Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Nationality: Applicants must be a UK citizen or permanent resident.
Disability: Applicants must have a documented disability recognized by the relevant authorities in the UK.
Academic Excellence: Applicants must demonstrate a strong academic record, typically with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
Leadership Ability: Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities, initiative, and a commitment to making a positive impact in their field of study and beyond.
Motivation and Drive: Applicants must have a strong motivation to achieve their academic goals and a demonstrated drive to succeed.
Recipients of Snowden Masters Scholarships receive a comprehensive package of benefits, including:
Funding: Non-repayable funds of up to £30,000, including up to £15,000 tuition fees and an allowance/stipend of up to £15,000 split between the terms of their postgraduate programme.
Academic Support: Access to academic advising, tutoring and other resources to support their academic success.
Mentoring and Networking Opportunities: Opportunities to connect with mentors, peers and professionals in their field, providing valuable mentoring and networking connections.
Increased recognition and profile: recognition as a Snowden Scholar, raising their profile and reputation in the academic and disability communities.
The application process for Snowden Masters Scholarships usually opens in January preceding the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. The application requires:
Completed Application Form: A detailed application form providing personal information, educational background, disability information, and leadership experiences.
Personal Statements: Two personal statements that demonstrate the applicant’s academic achievements, leadership potential, commitment to disability issues, and future aspirations.
Transcripts and Academic Records: Official transcripts and academic records demonstrating the applicant’s academic performance.
Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional teachers, providing insight into the applicant’s abilities, character and potential.
Supporting Documents: Additional supporting documents, such as proof of disability, awards, and extracurricular activities may be required.
The deadline for applications for Snowden Masters Scholarships is usually in December preceding the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. The exact deadline is announced each year on the Snowden Trust website.
A rigorous selection process is undertaken to identify the most exceptional candidates for the Snowden Masters Scholarships. The Selection Committee evaluates applicants based on a comprehensive assessment of:
Academic Achievement: Demonstrated strong academic record, learning agility, and intellectual curiosity.
Leadership Ability: Leadership qualities, ability to inspire and motivate others, and passion to make a positive impact.
Commitment to Disability Issues: A dedication to promoting disability inclusion, advocating for disability rights, and contributing to the advancement of disability research and practice.
Personal qualities: emotional maturity, persistence, motivation, and positive attitude.
Fit with Scholarship Values: Alignment with the Snowden Trust’s values of empowering people with disabilities, promoting inclusion, and fostering a culture of excellence.
These scholarships aim to identify and accelerate individuals with disabilities, empowering them to pursue their academic aspirations, make a positive impact on society, and become the influencers of the future.
Snowden Masters Scholarships provide students with exceptional disabilities a transformative opportunity to pursue their postgraduate studies, develop their leadership skills and make a positive impact on society.
By investing in the education and leadership development of these individuals, the Snowden Trust aims to contribute to a more just and equitable society where disabled people can thrive and reach their full potential.