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Raheem Sterling Scholarship 2024-25

Subject areas:

All subject areas.

Funding type:

Tuition fee. Stipend.

Awarding body:

Raheem Sterling Foundation.

The Raheem Sterling Scholarships are open to Black British students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds from the Greater London area. It is worth up to £16,250 per year.

Award details

The Raheem Sterling Foundation envisions a world where young people will always have the support they need in the pursuit of improving their opportunities, their future careers and their quality of life.

Through his charitable organisation, Raheem Sterling is dedicated to helping those from disadvantaged backgrounds break down barriers to success, find their voice, and realise their true potential in the world.

Award value

The Raheem Sterling Scholarship will cover the course tuition fees and a stipend.

The award will be paid in the form of an annual fee waiver for the amount of £9,250 per student and a stipend for the amount of £7,000 per student. The award is for a maximum of three years. Students will not receive funding for repeat years, a year abroad or interruptions.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Raheem Sterling Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Identify as belonging to one of the following ethnic groups:
    • Black or Black British – Caribbean
    • Black or Black British – African
    • Mixed - white and Black Caribbean
    • Mixed - white and Black African
    • Other Black background
  • Have firmly accepted an offer to study for an undergraduate full time degree programme at King’s College London starting in September 2024.
  • Have been assessed for fee status as a 'home' student.
  • Have a home postcode from the Greater London area as stated in their UCAS application

Preferred applicants will:

  1. Have a home postcode in the London Borough of Brent, and/or
  2. Have an assessed household income of £25,000 per year or less, and/or
  3. Be from a Priority Group – Care-Experienced, Estranged, Forced Migrants and/or
  4. Be eligible for contextual admissions at King’s College London 

The scholarships are for 3 years and are subject to satisfactory academic progress. If you undertake a year abroad or an industrial placement year these will need to be self-funded. This can include taking out Student Finance. If you study a degree longer than three years, additional years will also need to be self-funded.

If you do not make satisfactory academic progress, and you need to repeat a year of your studies, this will not be paid for by the scholarship and you will need to self-fund. This can include taking out Student Finance.

Successful recipients must be willing to report annually on their progress at King’s to the Raheem Sterling Foundation.

Award conditions

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Application process

In order to apply for this scholarship please click the red 'Apply' button on the right of this page. 

Please ensure you answer all questions and upload your Student Finance England notification - you will need to be approved for funding from Student Finance in order to submit your application. 

The Deadline for application is 11.59pm 30th May 2024.


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