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Our Scholarships Scheme

Our scholarship scheme has been developed in conjunction with local schools to offer scholarships to students who want to study STEM subjects at university,but lack the funding to do so.

Inspiring your future

Information About Our Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to pupils applying to study STEM subjects at University.

We want you to use your potential by continuing into higher education. 

Scholarships will be awarded to pupils applying to study STEM subjects at university.

Scholarships have a maximum value of £4,000 with payments spread over the first three years of the degree course. 

The first year’s award is up to £1500. To receive subsequent yearly grants applicants will need to provide evidence of their successful academic progress and to confirm that they have a continuing need for support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply

Any student attending schools in North Buckinghamshire, Northampton Town or South Northamptonshire may apply for a scholarship.

If you are interested in applying, talk to your Head of 6th Form.

As well as applying to study a STEM subject, you should fulfil one or more of the following criteria: 

-Financial constraints which could prevent you from going to University.

-Special Circumstances, for example health problems or disability.

I've received a paper application form, who do I send it to?

Ask your school to complete the Reference Section and then ask them to email the form to :

What happens after applying

The Trustees will carefully consider all applications, the Scholarships are granted on a discretionary basis and the Trustees will not enter into any correspondence or discussion about their decisions. In considering applications, the Trustees will ask the school to provide an academic/personal assessment of each applicant.


All information you provide will be received in confidence by the Trustees who may discuss your application with your school.


Guidance on completion of your application may be provided by your Head of 6th Form

My school doesn't participate in the Scholarship Scheme

Ask them to contact to discuss participation in the scheme.


I feel the uses of my scholarship have been crucial to me securing two amazing opportunities, the first was the industrial placement year for 2018/19. Secondly, I have already been able to secure an exciting laboratory-based research project into a plant based anti-cancer molecule for my third-year dissertation. I am immensely excited to be able to start my third-year project and I believe my scholarship will be integral to continuing my success.

My dissertation for my BSc is based on geological mapping work…which is carried out during the summer break between years 2&3. A place of significant geological interest needed to be selected and thanks to the Lillingstone Trust scholarship I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Brazil to do this.

The funding has made my time at university easier and more comfortable as without it I would have struggled significantly. The NHS is incredibly short of doctors and my ambition to graduate as a doctor and help boost these vital numbers can only be achieved by continuing my studies. I won’t be able to do this without the support of the scholarship

I also put some of the money I received from the scholarship towards a trip to China in the summer. Through an application and interview process I have received a place teaching English in Guanghzou, China