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Our Crowd Scholars

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 six students below were selected from over 150 applicants and deserve your support.

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Charlotte Thomas

Oxford  |  Law

The [Randomly Drawn Donor] Crowd Scholar

Strange name for scholarship? Not quite. Any donor that gives £20 or more towards our 2018-19 Crowd Scholars’ educations will be entered into a lottery to name Charlie’s scholarship.

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Efia Amankwa

Imperial  |  Physics

The [Highest Donor] Crowd Scholar

Strange name for a scholarship? Not quite. The donor that gives the most towards helping the 2018-19 Crowd Scholars with their university educations will be able to name Efia’s scholarship.

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Jason Chau

Durham  |  Economics

The Felix Boyeaux 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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Crowdfunding Done Better

 Crowd Scholar’s mission is to build a university scholarship programme funded by a community of donors.


Learn about our students

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.


Donate transparently

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.


Express influence

Be a part of Crowd Scholar. Be more than just a donation. Join our online, donor-only community and have a say in how we operate and support our scholars. Crowd Scholar is charity by democracy.

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UPDATE: Jason Chau named the “Felix Boyeaux Crowd Scholar”

19 Jun 2019


We are pleased to announce that Jason is now “The Felix Boyeaux Crowd Scholar”! Throughout our 2017-2018 campaign, we advertised the fact that our largest individual (i.e. non corporate) donor would have the opportunity to name Jason Chau’s scholarship. Followi…

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UPDATE: Alaa Lafta named “Dickie Chan Crowd Scholar”

29 May 2019


Throughout the 2017-18 campaign, we advertised the fact that a randomly selected donor who contributed more than £20 to Crowd Scholar would have the opportunity to name Alaa Lafta’s scholarship. Following a draw from a little black bag of donor names, we are pleased to announce that Alaa is now … (drum roll, even t…

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