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2020-22 Scholarships

Scholarships in the following subjects have already been confirmed for this year...  

  • Art Foundation (3 Available)

  • Business

  • Design and Architecture

  • Fine Art

  • Economics

  • Engineering (3 Available)

  • English Literature

  • Humanities

  • Medicine

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Modern Foreign Languages

  • Performing Arts

  • Public Services

  • Science


Scholarships for Excellence. These have been awarded since 2002 to students joining the college.  This has just reached an important milestone with the 300th Scholarship being awarded.There have now been 329 Scholarships awarded.


Unlike other Scholarship schemes funding for the scheme comes from charitable donations and not from the College. In these challenging times we do not believe that colleges should fund these schemes, especially if used just to aid recruitment.


Scholarships for Excellence are awarded by the Foundation each year following an application and selection process. The Scholarships cover a wide range of subjects chosen each year by the Foundation and the Sponsors (see List of Scholars for examples of award subjects). The Scholars are free to use the awards as they wish, but most use it to purchase equipment and books, or to pay for additional studies or field trips.  The Scholars report regularly on their progress and meet Sponsors throughout their time at the College.


About the Scheme 


The Scholarship scheme aims to raise the already high standards at HSDC Alton by encouraging excellence.  It is open to first year students with the minimum requirement being that you must have completed at least one term at the college before being considered. However we encourage applications for Scholarships being made prior to joining the college.


We also offer, in partnership with The Arts Society Alton, a special Art Scholarship for all Art Foundation students.  


The closing date each year is 15th November. We then shortlist with the aim of interviewing and selecting Scholars in December and January.  If you apply and do not receive an acknowledgement please contact our office.


For more information see our T&Cs which are downloadable via the link below or email us.

What our scholars say..


To apply contact us via mail or email or simply click on the Apply Here button above to submit your application.

Scholarship FAQ

Lucy Bayliss

Montague Moran

Meagan Harrington

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