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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. 


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


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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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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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Presenting the Crowd Scholars

21 Dec 2017


Following an extensive and rigorous application process, we are delighted to present Charles Hampton-Evans, Alaa Lafta and Jason Chau as our winning Crowd Scholars. Charles has created multiplayer games, built his own remote admin tools, and has an infectious love for all things compute…

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Applications close, selection begins

18 Nov 2017


Since opening applications in September we have had the pleasure of interacting with different applicants and schools across the country. We have seen great ambition and potential from all those who have applied. With our decisions due on 27 November, now comes the challenging task of se…

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