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John Fry at Guy's Scholarship 2021-22

The John Fry at Guy's Scholarship is worth £1,000 and has been established to help full-time, home fee status, undergraduate medical students, in any year of study, who have an interest in general practice / primary care and are experiencing financial hardship.


What is the John Fry at Guy's Scholarship?

Established in 2011, the John Fry Scholarship commemorates the work of Dr John Fry (1922-1994) who trained at Guy's Hospital medical school and pioneered evidence based research in General Practice and Primary Care. Dr Fry was a founding member of the College of General Practitioners (later the Royal College of General Practitioners) in 1953. He made a major contribution to the College's development, serving for 34 years on the College Council, and as a member of numerous College committees and working parties.

In addition to his commitment to his practice and the College, Fry was a consultant to the World Health Organisation, 1965-83, and consultant in general practice to the Army, 1968-87. He is remembered for his transformative work in the field of General Practice and we are delighted to launch this Scholarship in his honour.

This funding is aimed at relieving hardship for students with an interest in general practice.

There is one scholarship worth £1,000 available.


Am I eligible to apply?

Applications are invited from all full-time ‘home’ fee status Medical Degree students, who are in receipt of  the means tested part of their Student Loan for Maintenance.

Eligible candidates must:   

  • have an interest in general practice / primary care;

  • be a current undergraduate medical degree student at King’s College London:

  • be a home fee status student;

  • be in receipt of their maximum means tested entitlement to a student loan for maintenance;

  • be able to provide a strong academic reference from your course tutor;



Students will be shortlisted by the above criteria, and final selection will be made by the Medical Education Committee. 

The successful applicant must adhere to the following conditions of the award:

  • you must write their thank you letter to be passed on to the committee;

  • you must update the committee on what the award was spent on;

  • you must attend the John Fry Reunion Lunch and talk about the difference this support made.


How do I apply?

You can apply online through King's Student Portal now.

Once you have logged in, find the ‘My Fund Application’ box and select 'click here to view your funding options'.

Please ensure that you read the guidance notes carefully before completing the application form. You will need to supply documentary evidence of your financial circumstances with your application. If these are not supplied, your application will not be considered.

You will also need to provide a reference from your personal/course tutor and a personal statement of circumstance.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 29 July 2022.



When will I know the outcome of my application?

Provided your application form has been accurately completed and the appropriate documentary evidence supplied, you will be notified of the decision once the committee has met.


Where can I get further information?

To find out more about the Scholarship scheme, please contact the Student Funding Office.



The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

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