Gifted & Talented Scholarships

Preston’s College are once again offering its popular Gifted and Talented Scholarship programme for the 2020/21 academic year.

A limited number of prestigious scholarships are available to any Year 11 applicant looking to study a full-time Level 3 course starting in September 2020.

What courses are eligible for the Gifted & Talented Scholarship?

  • Accountancy
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Science
  • Business Studies
  • Dance
  • Digital: Computer Games Design
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Event Management
  • Health
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Performing Arts
  • Professional Construction inc. Civil Engineering
  • Public Services
  • Sport inc. Fitness & Therapy

What can I get from the Scholarship?

  • £1,000 over the period of a two year Level 3 course
  • NEW Apple iPad
  • Free Travel Pass
  • Free College Gym Membership
  • Preston’s College Ambassador Hoodie
  • Support from our extensive range of employer links
  • Evidence to support your UCAS application

Can I apply for a Scholarship?

Applications for 2020/21 are now closed, but in future, you should apply for a Scholarship if:

  • You are currently in Year 11
  • You are applying for a Level 3 course listed above
  • You meet the entry requirements for your course
  • You have a skill or talent in your course choice
    (For example, if you are applying for a ‘Sport’ course, you may volunteer at a local sports club or represent your school, county or country.)

Note: Each area may have additional entry requirements see the Application Form for details.

How can I apply?

  • Applications are now CLOSED – we will be accepting applications during the next academic year.
  • You can apply for a scholarship online
  • All sections of the form must be completed in full
  • A Personal Statement section is included within the form. It is essential that you clearly justify why you are suitable for a Preston’s College Scholarship

How will my application be assessed?

  • Step 1: Application – Your application will be checked by the College to see if you meet the eligibility criteria
  • Step 2: Shortlisting – A selection panel will meet to decide if your application should be shortlisted
  • Step 3: Interviews – You will be invited to interview. Full details will be contained in your interview letter.
  • Step 4: Decision – You will receive a letter in July 2020 informing you if you have been successful/unsuccessful in securing a scholarship. If successful, you will be awarded a conditional offer.

What does the College expect in return?

If successful, Preston’s College expect:

  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Performance at or above your target grade
  • Any additional requirements as outlined in your Scholarship agreement
  • Your help in promoting your course to potential learners

If I do not receive a scholarship, will this affect my application to study at Preston’s College?

No. If you are unsuccessful in securing a scholarship, this will not affect your application for a full-time course.

For more information, please call our Schools Liaison team on 01772 225515.