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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. We are currently fundraising for our three 2020 scholars. They were selected from over 180 applicants after an intensive application process.

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Buraq Ahmed

Cambridge  |  Medicine

The [Randomly Drawn Donor] Crowd Scholar

Strange name for scholarship? Not quite. Any donor that gives £20 or more towards our 2019-20 Crowd Scholars’ educations will be entered into a lottery to name Buraq’s scholarship.

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Hilary Odunayo

Warwick  |  Economics

The 2020 John Bennett Trust Crowd Scholar

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Ruby Chesney-Spedding

Imperial  |  Biology

The 2020 Crowd Scholar

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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.


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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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Create your own scholarship program with Crowd Scholar

12 Sep 2020


Over the past three years, Crowd Scholar has received over 350 applications from disadvantaged students attending nearly 200 different sixth forms across the UK. To complete our application, applicants provide their grades, details on their extracurricular activities, and a teacher recommendation on top of writing an essay and respon…

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Announcing our 2020 Crowd Scholar Grantees

24 Jul 2020


Crowd Scholar is proud to announce its 2020 Crowd Scholars. Our three Scholars were selected from a pool of 185 applicants following an intensive application process consisting of a written application and two rounds of interviews. This year, more than ever, we faced incredibly difficult decisions in selecting our Scholars. In addition to the ge…

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