How to Apply Beacon Scholarships 2019
Scholarship Applications Deadline
Field of Study
1. Academic Performance
2. Achievement in Sport, Music or Drama
3. Social Influence and Communication
5. Other Factors
- Integration potential (which necessarily involves consideration of the applicant’s competence in English).
- The likely contribution of the applicant to other areas of school life.
- Age – to be considered for the Beacon Scholarship for Schools is 18-21 years.
- The applicant must be a Kenyan, Tanzanian or Ugandan National, i.e. have Kenyan, Tanzanian or Ugandan citizenship.
- Applicants will also need to demonstrate, with examples, that they are a ‘change-maker’:
- They have the capacity to ‘take people with them’ and
- They are already making a difference now.
- To qualify for a Beacon Scholarship as child , Parents/Guardians/Sponsors must Demonstrate financial need and undertake fill and complete financial disclosure.
- Commitment by Parents/Guardians/Sponsors both financially and educationally for their child to complete their bachelor degree as a Beacon Scholar.
- The Beacon Scholarship is aimed at Parents/Guardians/Sponsors who can demonstrate financial need but are able to fund at least one third of the tuition fees for a Beacon Scholar.
- A confidential Financial Disclosure form (see below) will be required to be completed by Parents/Guardians/Sponsors once their application has been reviewed.
- The Financial Disclosure form must be accompanied by electronic scans, in pdf or jpeg format, of the following documents and sent by email to The Beacon Equity Trust:
- The most recent 6 months’ payslips for each Parent/Guardian/Sponsor;
- Letter from each Parent/Guardian/Sponsor’s employer verifying their annual income;
- Tax returns for the last 2 years for each Parent/Guardian/Sponsor;
- If self-employed, financial statements verified by an accountant.
- Complete a Financial Disclosure form whenever required by The Beacon Equity Trust.
- Disclose any material change in financial circumstances to the Beacon School and The Beacon Equity Trust. Should financial circumstances improve, there may be some re-negotiation of the proportion of fees paid by Parents/Guardians/Sponsors.
- Give one full term’s notice to both the Beacon School and The Beacon Equity Trust should Parents/Guardians/Sponsors change their minds about their child continuing as a Beacon Scholar.
- The award of a Beacon Scholarship is for up to one-third of tuition fees only (including boarding where applicable).
- Parents/Guardians/Sponsors are expected to cover additional costs such as the payment of any school deposits and levies, school clothes, transport and extras such as school excursions and extra-curricular activities (eg music lessons).
How to Apply
- It’s important all candidates go through application procedure/requirements and review before applying for scholarship.
- You can apply for a Beacon Scholarships using the online application form.
- Candidate registers on The Beacon Scholarship website and downloads a Nomination Form, to be completed asap by Head of candidate’s current school;
- BET advises candidate whether, in principle, it will support the application;
- Candidate meanwhile completes UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) application, plus any funding application required by a university offering The Beacon Scholarship;
- University interview, if required (November/December);
- University makes an offer of admission to the candidate (January/February);
- BET invites candidate to complete full Beacon Scholarship Application Form and Financial Disclosure (January – February);
- Candidate is invited for interview and assessment by BET (March/April);
- BET and Beacon Partner University jointly decide whether or not a Beacon Scholarship is to be awarded (April);
- An Award Letter is sent by BET to the successful candidate (April/May);
- Candidate and their parents accept the award and its Terms and Conditions by completing the Award Acceptance Form (May);
- A UK visa is obtained by the successful candidate (July/August);
- A UK Mentor is assigned to the Beacon Scholar (September/October).