Sir Simon Milton Scholarships

In 2015 the Sir Simon Milton Foundation launched its scholarship programme for undergraduates studying politics, history, engineering and construction. The programme is designed to help fund talented young people from low income backgrounds whilst studying at university. We award a £10,000 scholarship to students over the course of their degree. The grant can cover accommodation and living costs. Our application period is open from April to September.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Under 30 years of age
  • Former attendees of a school or college in Westminster or
  • Living or have lived in Westminster prior to the year of application
  • Young people with a household income below £25,000
  • Entering the first year of your first undergraduate degree* of either:
  • - Engineering
    - Construction
    - Politics
    - History

Please note the scholarship is open to those studying combined courses if the course includes a title from the above list. Do take a look at our list of accepted courses.

*For example, this year we will be accepting applications from students who are entering their first year of their first undergraduate degree in September 2023. We are unable to accept applications from students who have already completed their first year, or enrolled in previous years. 

Our priorities

In 2022, the Sir Simon Milton Foundation prioritised the following applicants:

  • Young people with registered disabilities
  • Young women
  • First generation attendees of university in a family
  • Young people leaving care

How to apply

Applications for our Sir Simon MIlton Sholarship Programme 2023/24 have now closed. 

For further information please email