Supporting You Through University
The Longford Scholarships were first awarded in 2004 and since then have supported nearly 200 young serving and ex-prisoners with money and mentoring to go to university. Around 80 per cent graduate. The closing date for applications is June 1 for courses starting in or after September that academic year. Those doing a first degree are given priority but occasional awards are made for postgraduate work. You will get a decision by early July.
If you have served a prison sentence within the past five years, have the right to remain in the UK, and have a provisional offer of a place at a UK university, you should go to our Application Form for detailed guidance on whether you qualify and how to fill in the form.
Our form asks for two referees and a personal statement on why a scholarship would help you continue your rehabilitation. Take your time over the personal statement. It is your chance to convince us about your educational plans.
- Fill in application form on line
- Paper copies available from PO Box 64302, London NW6 9JP
- Must have provisional offer of place
- First degrees have priority
- Two referees required
- Explain your plans in a personal statement