Who is the Scheme open to?

Anybody studying at Alton College who is either:
(1) between the ages of 16 and 18 and in their first year of studies at the College; or
(2) up to the age of 19 and studying the one year Foundation Art Course (for Art Foundation scholarship applications only). 

Certain subjects must be studied for students to be eligible to apply for each of the scholarship subjects, details of which are available on this website or on request from Sarah Womersley the administrator of the Alton College Foundation. 

Can I receive more than one Scholarship?

A Student can only receive one Scholarship during their time at Alton College. This ensures that we are able to award more Scholarships to more students.

How old do you have to be to apply?

The Scheme is open to students between the ages of 16-18 (the exception to this is students who are studying on the Art Foundation Course who may still apply if 19 years old).

How do you apply?

First read the terms and conditions which are published on this website and which set out the eligibility criteria for the scholarship scheme.

Students should then express their interest in making an application by completing and submitting the brief online application form by clicking on the link below. Students will then be sent an email to their College email address containing a fuller application form for completing and returning to Sarah Womersley the administrator of the Foundation. The email should be received by the student from the Foundation within 7 days of submitting the online application form. A full guidance pack will be sent at the same time setting out guidance on the application process. 


What is the timetable for applications and selection?

Applications must be received by no later than the 15th of November following the start of the Academic Year.

Candidate applications will be shortlisted in December and selection Interviews will take place in January, with the candidates being awarded their Scholarship at an Awards Ceremony (usually in early March).

What happens at the Interview?

The interview process is quite straight forward. You will be asked questions about why you have applied, what you will use any money for, topic specific questions and questions on anything mentioned in your application e.g interests outside of College. At the end you will be ask if you have any questions and told what happens next. The whole process should be viewed as a great experience and enjoyed.

What subjects are Scholarships available for?

The Scholarship subjects depend each year on who the Sponsors are and what subjects they wish to support. We will publish a list of subjects available on this website each year in September. The majority of the Scholarships are for 1st year students however the The Arts Society Alton Scholarship is aimed at Art Foundation students.

What funding can I expect to receive for a Scholarship?

This is determined by the Sponsor but currently the maximum amount that can be awarded is £800 which is split over two payment of £400 a year (one in the first year of studies and the second in the second year of studies). Art Foundation scholars receive a one-off payment during their course. 

What am I expected to do as a result of receiving a Scholarship?

Given the prestige and money associated with receiving a Scholarship and the importance we place on achievement we do expect a number of things, not least that you achieve or exceed your projected results. More on this can be found on this website. 

What is the best way to keep up to date with what is happening with the Scholarship Scheme?

Other then visiting this website the best way is to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. 

What if I have any other questions not covered above?

Call or email us.  See Contact Details

 To read the eligibility criteria and T&Cs Click Here