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students from disadvantaged backgrounds

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The Students

Your circumstances should never limit your ability to pursue your dreams. We offer university scholarships to those who show the greatest potential and need them the most. The three students below were selected from over 100 applicants. All three are exceptional Sixth Formers hoping to attend university next year. 


Charles Hampton-Evans

Imperial  |  Computer Science

The 2017-18 Crowd Scholar

Charles was named the inaugural Crowd Scholar after finishing the 2017-18 application cycle as the top applicant.

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Jason Chau

Warwick  |  Economics

The [Your Name Here] Crowd Scholar

Always dreamt of having a scholarship named after you? Donate the most to Crowd Scholar and get the right to name Jason's scholarship.

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Alaa Lafta

Reading  |  Architecture

The [Your Name Here] Crowd Scholar

Strange name for a scholarship? Not quite. Donate £20 or more to enter into a draw to name Alaa's scholarship.

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Crowd Scholar evaluates applicants so you don’t have to. We present only exceptional candidates in genuine need. Know that your hard earned income is helping only those who meet our rigorous standards.


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Browse our candidates’ full applications and know exactly who you are helping. Check out our running list of donations and be sure that 100% of all donations we receive go towards funding students’ futures.


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A second round of applications

17 Jan 2019


In an effort to provide as many eligible students as possible the opportunity to apply to become Crowd Scholars, we have decided to run a second rounds of applications, extending the deadline to the 24th of March.  We have star…

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Partnership Announcement: Up Learn

21 Sep 2018


Crowd Scholar is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Up Learn, the groundbreaking all-in-one learning and revision tool for A Levels that guarantees A*/A results. Up Learn, like Crowd Scholar, is dedicated to helping disadvantaged students fight educational inequity. Up Learn has partnered with Crowd Scholar to provide free licenses…

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