FAQ

1. SCHOLARSHIP DATES

2. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

3. TYPE OF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

4. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

5. REFERENCES

6. DIVERSITY LECTURE EVENT

7. MENTORING PROGRAMME

8. FUNDING

 

1. SCHOLARSHIP DATES

Question: Is the Scholarship deadline specific? If I was starting my undergraduate degree in 2021, would I apply or have to wait for the next cycle? 

Answer: The 2020/21 scholarship is for Students in full time education within the UK from September 2020 until July 2021. If you are commencing your degree in September 2021, then you would need to wait until April 2021 to apply in the next cycle. You can apply now if you are a full-time student now.

 

Question: I am currently on a gap year with an unconditional offer to study at university this September 2020 and was wondering whether I am eligible to apply for this scholarship?

Question: I will not be a student for the next academic year. Can I still apply?  

Question: For the Miranda Brawn Diversity scholarship, am I eligible as a full-time student going into my third year?

Answer: The Scholarship programme is for those in full-time studies from this September until next July. You will need to wait until April 2021 to apply if you are starting your full-time studies in September 2021. You have to be in full-time education during the scholarship year in order to be eligible to apply.

 

Question: Will I still be able to apply as I may be in the US to study in January.

Answer: You have to be a full-time student in the UK. We do not offer scholarships for overseas students. 

2. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Question: I am not too sure on whether I would apply for the law scholarship, as given that it is sponsored by Hogan Lovells I thought it may be for commercial law/the career of a solicitor in particular? 

Answer: The law scholarship is applicable for all forms of a legal career. This will include solicitor, barrister, legal executive, paralegal, law tutor/ professor etc.

 

Question: Which scholarship programme can I apply for? I have an offer to study International Law and International Relations LLM for the next academic year, and I wish to apply for your scholarship. Am I correct in applying under the "law scholarship", or would this be "multi-sector"?

Answer: This would be for the law scholarship. LLM is a law degree. Multi-sector caters for other sectors outside the current Scholarship programmes on offer (for example Law, Creative, STEAM Business and Finance etc).

 

Question: In my future career, I hope, will be teaching/going into education, and I am currently studying English Literature at university, which category of scholarship would I fit into?

Answer: This will be multi-sector unless you have plans to work and/or teach in one of the other specified scholarship programmes.

3. TYPE OF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Question: I am not too sure on whether I would apply for the law scholarship, as given that it is sponsored by Hogan Lovells I thought it may be for commercial law/the career of a solicitor in particular? 

Answer: The law scholarship is applicable for all forms of a legal career. This will include solicitor, barrister, legal executive, paralegal, law tutor/ professor etc.

 

Question: Which scholarship programme can I apply for? I have an offer to study International Law and International Relations LLM for the next academic year, and I wish to apply for your scholarship. Am I correct in applying under the "law scholarship", or would this be "multi-sector"?

Answer: This would be for the law scholarship. LLM is a law degree. Multi-sector caters for other sectors outside the current Scholarship programmes on offer (for example Law, Creative, STEAM Business and Finance etc).

 

Question: In my future career, I hope, will be teaching/going into education, and I am currently studying English Literature at university, which category of scholarship would I fit into?

Answer: This will be multi-sector unless you have plans to work and/or teach in one of the other specified scholarship programmes. 

4. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Question: What the requirements are in order to obtain a successful scholarship.

Question: I would be very grateful if you could please send me an application form for your scholarship program.

Question: Is there a form or should I use a word document. 

Answer: We do not have scholarship application forms any more. This may change again in the future and will be clearly stated on our website. However, for the 2020/21 Scholarship Programmes, the website currently states that you will need to send your CV (word document) with supporting information detailed under the scholarship section. Please kindly read this. 

 

You can find more information here.

5. REFERENCES

Question: Regarding references, how long should the references be? 

Answer: References can be short or long – for example, a ‘basic reference’ or a ‘detailed reference’. A basic reference (or factual reference) is a short summary of your education (and where applicable work experience). For example, confirmation of your full-time course title, confirmation of your current grades and the dates you are studying there. A detailed reference (or character reference) can include: (i) details about your skills, ability and experience, (ii) details about your character, strengths and weaknesses relating to your suitability for the scholarship and commitment to your studies and (iii) any disciplinary details etc. The amount of detail included in the reference is up to the person who provides it, unless their employer has a specific policy on this.

 

Question: Should I provide the references or just give the contact details of my referees?

Answer:  As a minimum, you will need to provide the contact details such as name, contact details (i.e. email, telephone and address) and your relationship with the person who will be providing the reference on your scholarship application. For example, your head teacher and/or your class tutor.   

 

Question: Do my references need to be attached as a document or do I need to provide the names of the referees only?

Answer: You can provide the written references attached as a document with your scholarship application if this is available to you and we will verify this during the judging process. Otherwise, our team will reach out to your referees to directly obtain your reference.  The references can be in the form of a word document or email from the person providing the reference directly to our charity email address with your name and scholarship programme in the subject header entitled Reference. 

 

Question: In terms of the two required recommendations (references), where do students usually get these from? I am conscious that if I get two from my school they may be both very similar. 

Answer: You can also include a recommendation / reference from an extracurricular activity (for example a piano teacher or football coach etc) or from part-time work experience etc. Otherwise, two references from your educational institution will be fine.

6. DIVERSITY LECTURE EVENT

Question: I am very interested in applying for your scholarship and I am wondering when the annual lecture is. 

Answer: The annual lecture takes place annually in October. Further details are stated on the website within the lecture event section. 

7. MENTORING PROGRAMME

Question: I was just wondering how your mentoring scheme works?

Answer: This is external to the scholarship programme. We match a mentee (i.e. yourself) with a mentor to provide you with tailored mentoring sessions for your career aspirations and goals. These are usually successful and highly experienced professionals who are currently working in your desired field. You can join the list if you are interested in becoming a mentee or mentor. 

8. FUNDING

Question: I am struggling financially. Do you provide financial assistance for my studies and/or personal? 

Question: I need assistance with funding my child's private education fees. Can you help by providing funding for this? 

Question: I do not have enough funds to cover my course and living expenses like food and bills. Can I apply for a grant? 

Answer: At this stage, we do not provide financial assistance or grants apart from the scholarship funding.

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