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Kennedy Scholarships


Kennedy Scholarships give full-funding to enable British citizens who are graduates of British universities to take graduate programmes at both Harvard University and MIT. They are awarded annually in competition. In the same season as applying to the Trust for a scholarship, applicants must make a separate and independent application to their programme(s) of choice at Harvard and/or MIT, complying with all stipulations and deadlines. Scholarship awards made at interview in London in January are provisional, pending confirmation of admission in the US.

Sponsor: Kennedy Memorial Trust

Award Restrictions

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

Host CountriesUnited Kingdom
Other CriteriaFor awards tenable in 2019-20, applicants who will graduate in 2018-19 are eligible; in addition, those who completed their bachelor's degree no earlier than 2014 may apply. As part of the British national memorial to President Kennedy, applicants with a strong public service ethos are welcomed. Trustees will look for a well-researched and argued case for the proposed course, intellectual attainment, potential for leadership. See the website for full information.

Host Institution: Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This award is linked to a specific institution.

Award Specifications

Additional information about this award.

Amount$85,000 +
Number of Awards10
DeadlineOctober 24
IncludesFull tuition and health fees; a stipend for living costs which may be means-tested; a substantial contribution towards one outward and return transatlantic flight; an optional grant for vacation travel within the US.

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