Sir Cyril Julian Hebden Taylor UK Unity in Diversity Award

Information for schools

Teachers and school counsellors in Hounslow are invited to nominate suitable young people for our new Sir Cyril Julian Hebden Taylor UK Unity in Diversity Award.

There are two awards available for Fall 23 or Spring 24 semesters. You can nominate up to 3 candidates from your school. The award covers the tuition fees for the of duration the degree programme which is four years. For a full list of the available Programmes, click here.

This academic scholarship will cover the full programme fee for the four years of the undergraduate degree. It also includes the cost of one Study Abroad semester in the US. This award is for high achieving students from low income families or students with certified disabilities, who live and attend schools in the boroughs of Hounslow. All applicants must complete an online application form which details their eligibility and includes a section for a personal statement.

A committee will review all applications and award scholarships on merit. We aim to make our decision by the beginning of July.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be classed as Home Fees students;
  • Live in a household with a gross income of less than £25,000 pa;
  • Be applying for means-tested student support from the Student Loans Company (SLC) and give consent to share information to verify their declared household income or must provide supporting evidence of household income with their application;
  • Have predicted or achieved a minimum of 136 UCAS points or equivalent from a maximum three subjects;
  • Have applied to the University through UCAS for either Fall 23 or Spring 24;
  • Have accepted an offer from the University to study a full-time undergraduate programme; and
  • Embody the University’s values and demonstrate through their application form what contribution they can make to the Richmond community.

The Sir Cyril Julian Hebden Taylor UK Unity in Diversity Award

This new scholarship will be awarded to two UK students, one in Fall 23/Spring 24 and one in Fall 24/Spring 25. It covers all fees for the full duration of their four-year degree, including the cost of one study abroad semester in the US.

If you have been nominated by your school for The Sir Cyril Hebden Taylor UK Unity in Diversity Award you will need to follow the process detailed below and read the terms and conditions.

  1. An application form is available on our website and applicants who meet the criteria above and have been nominated by their school will be considered for the Award. Decisions will be based on the quality of the application. Applications will be assessed internally by a committee of faculty, staff members and a representative of The Sir Cyril Taylor Foundation. All decisions are final.
  2. The university may invite shortlisted applicants to give a presentation in person before making final award decisions.
  3. The university will notify successful recipients of the provisional outcome four-six weeks after the deadline for applications (late June for Fall awards, late November for Spring awards).
  4. The award will be confirmed once applicants have firmly accepted a place at Richmond and enrolled in Fall or Spring, All communications will be sent by email.
  5. There are a limited number of awards available. Recipients will be awarded based on the strength of their application. The university is under no obligation to award all awards, should the quality of the applications be insufficient.
  6. The award may be announced before the recipient receives their UCAS-tariff results so it is conditional on the student achieving the appropriate academic criteria.
  7. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  8. Successful students will only be allowed to hold one award at the university.
  9. The award is for tuition fees only which will automatically be credited to the recipient’s account with the university. There is no cash award.
  1. The award covers up to 4 years of undergraduate tuition with available funds for a Study Abroad semester if required.
  2. If a recipient decides to change programmes, they will be entitled to keep the award provided that the new programme and mode of study meets the eligibility criteria. All changes must be approved by the Student Finance Committee.
  3. If a recipient decides to withdraw from the programme, the award will terminate at the date of the completed withdrawal from the University.
  4. The award cannot be exchanged for an alternative award.
  5. The award may not be held in conjunction with any other awards.
  6. The award should be used in the year awarded. If a recipient defers their start date, the award may be deferred for a maximum of one academic year at the discretion of the Student Finance Committee. If the recipient defers their start date for more than one year, they will no longer be eligible for the award.
  7. Should the recipient suspend their studies through the University’s Leave of Absence process, their award is similarly suspended and will recommence on the resumption of studies. A Leave of Absence can be approved for a maximum of one academic year.
  8. Should the recipient’s status change during their studies, as a result of information not being provided at the point of application, and the recipient becomes ineligible, the university reserves the right to revoke the award and claim back any payments made.
  9. If a student breaks the University’s academic regulations and/or the Student Code of Conduct and is suspended or dismissed from the university, the award will be immediately revoked. If the student returns to study at a later date, the award will not be re-awarded.
  10. To continue receiving the award after the first year successful recipients must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 from the previous academic year, remaining in good standing and making a positive contribution to University life. They must also commit to support the University with future promotion of the university through ambassadorial works, volunteering for a minimum of 5 hours per semester, such as open days and open evenings.
  11. Successful recipients must also commit to a photo, testimonial profile and video testimonial promoting the university.
  12. The university reserves the right to verify applications and request additional evidence.
  13. Applicants and recipients should be aware that for those in receipt of welfare benefits, money from awards and bursaries can affect benefit entitlement as it may be treated as income. Starting a programme is a change of circumstance and recipients should inform all relevant benefit offices upon enrolment.
  14. A complaint is normally a specific concern related to a procedural error, irregularity, or maladministration in procedures or policies. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the administration of your application, please contact us in the first instance so that an informal resolution can be sought. This may be done in writing by emailing .

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