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Barbara Raw Scholarships for English

Barbara Raw Scholarships for English

Degree Type Undergraduate Award Type Scholarship Fee Status Type UK & International
Cash award of £5,000 for undergraduates studying English.

Five scholarships are available for new undergraduate students studying for a single or joint honours degree in the Department of English (see the full list of eligible courses below).

The Barbara Raw Scholarship is named in honour of a former Royal Holloway student and rewards high-achieving students.

Am I eligible?

  • Home or International fee status
  • Offer to study one of the following degrees:
    • BA English
    • BA English and Drama
    • BA English and Philosophy
    • BA English and Latin
    • BA English and History
    • BA English with Philosophy
    • BA Music and English
    • BA English and Film Studies
    • BA English and Classical Studies
    • BA English and American Literature
    • BA English and Creative Writing
    • BA Modern Languages and English
    • BA Comparative Literature and Culture and English
    • BA American Literature and Creative Writing
    • BA Drama and Creative Writing
    • BA English and Digital Arts
  • Achieved, or predicted to achieve high grades in A-level or equivalent. As a guide, previous applicants have achieved, or been predicted, AAA or equivalent.

How do I apply?

Applications for this scholarship have closed.

If you're applied, we'll let you know from Monday 29 April 2024 if you've been successful. 

Please provide a supporting statement of no more than 400 words. You must include:

  • academic achievements you are particularly proud of and why these really matter to you 
  • why you have chosen to do the degree you have applied for 
  • what your future aspirations are and how the scholarship will help you to achieve your future goals.

Your application will be scored based on your predicted/achieved grades and how effectively your statement answers the above.

Applications which exceed the word count will automatically be rejected. 

If you have any queries please email

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