Information for Prospective Students

Lloyds Scholars Programme

The Lloyds Scholars Programme, funded by the Lloyds Banking Group, aims to attract students from low-income families to study at leading universities. They seek to encourage, and reward outstanding academic performance and involvement within the community. 

Up to 15 awards are available each year.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time three or four year undergraduate degree for the 2018/19 intake (commencing September 2018);
  • have a household income, as defined by the Student Loans Company and reviewed from year to year, of below £25,000 per year;
  • achieved UCAS points of 320 (ABB) or equivalent.

Applicants for the bursary must commit to:

  • undertaking at least one ten-week paid internship opportunity over the summer prior to their finals (with the option to participate in more during previous summers if the student wishes);
  • at least 100 hours of community volunteering annually;
  • promoting externally the values of being a Lloyds Scholar which will require presenting to schools and/or students in disadvantaged areas.

Value: benefits and duration

Successful candidates will receive a minimum bursary of up to £1,000 per year, conditional in year three on grades achieved in years one and two. The bursary will be paid at the start of the academic year to assist with living and studying costs.

Additional awards, based on academic performance, will be made to those who achieve eligible grades during years one, two and three. Funding will be extended for scholars on four-year programmes.

Participating students will be paid a pro rata salary of approximately £18,000, or £350 per week, for their paid internships. The intern will have access to a mentor who will provide ideas and encouragement about future career opportunities. Additionally, upon graduation, successful candidates will have the opportunity to apply for the Lloyds Graduate Leadership Programme.

To read more about the benefits of the Lloyds scholars' volunteer works, please read our blog.

Application deadline and procedure

Applicants are required to apply directly to the Lloyds Banking Group. Applications are normally open from early May.

Selection and notification of results

The bursary will be awarded on the recommendation of a panel composed of representatives from the Lloyds Banking Group and UCL.

All successful candidates will be notified by the Lloyds Banking Group in October, once a decision has been made. Awards will only be made to applicants who have registered to study at UCL.

Further information

Page last modified on 23 nov 18 11:29 by Fathema M Begum

*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

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