The Trust makes individual awards, All Saints Scholarships, to students from the UK/EU ('home' students) and to students who are citizens of other countries.

All applicants must be over the age of 18. There is no upper age limit; but the Trust must be confident that those applying will be in a position to make a commensurate ongoing contribution to society as the fruits of any award that they receive.

All programmes must be carried out at recognised institutions of higher education in the UK.

The Trustees of All Saints are obliged by charity law to 'act in such a manner as will advance education in accordance with the doctrines, rites and practices of the Church of England or of a church in communion with it' [from the Trust's 1979 Charity Commission Scheme, clause 9(3)]. For this reason, in awarding personal scholarships Trustees have to be generally satisfied that those to whom they offer scholarships understand and are in sympathy with the duty imposed on the Trust by this clause.

Applications can be accepted from adherents of other denominations or faiths, or those professing no faith, therefore, provided they can offer a reasoned case why the academic programme they intend to pursue with financial support from the Trust will pay heed to the legal implications of the Trust's charitable Scheme, as above.

Enquiries from people who are not eligible to apply may not be answered.

As well as checking the criteria lists below, we have produced a summary about our selection criteria for Individual Awards. It will help you understand how we evaluate applications, and what kind of applications are more likely to succeed >>


You are under 18 years old when the programme of study begins
You hope to study for or pursue a career in business/management or related subject areas, eg economics; engineering, law, medicine, nursing, the performing arts or related subject areas eg the media, creative writing; social/welfare work or as a therapist or counsellor (other than in a school-centred environment), or in commercial IT, private sector catering or 'hospitality'
You need funds to train for ordination
You are requesting funds for a Sabbatical period
You have sufficient funds already to sustain you while you are studying, and therefore do not need to rely upon further assistance
You intend to study at a university outside the UK/EU.

UK/EU applicants

In addition, please note that the Trust does NOT normally make awards for the following:

  • routine living expenses, except where exceptional hardship justifies assistance
  • the avoidance of student loan or tuition fee requirements, except where exceptional hardship justifies assistance
  • school fees for children
  • degrees not carrying 'Qualified Teacher Status' - except for BA in Education/BEd
  • nutritional work if principally for the NHS
  • courses in counselling unless for already serving teachers wishing to gain further relevant qualifications
  • youth or community work outwith the school environment
  • research unconnected with the profession of education or the training of teachers
  • short courses (unless these are accredited: for example, bridging modules or similar courses that are essential prior requirements for transfer to a PGCE programme)
  • individual attendance at conferences (at the Clerk's discretion)

The Trust prefers applicants who are in one or more of the following categories:

  • first degree or diploma students of Religious Education or Home Economics, including food and nutrition education, and public health promotion
  • students on a programme of study carrying or leading to UK 'Qualified Teacher Status', such as PGC(D)E
  • students of relevant disciplines studying at Middlesex University
  • students on 'foundation' courses that move applicants towards teaching in schools
  • applicants with a church connection
  • applicants who can supply a reference from a priest or minister of religion
  • students on a programme of study carrying a diploma in Home Economics or a related area (see above) who want a career in the public sector (other than the NHS)
  • serving teachers who want to gain further qualifications relevant to advancement within the education profession
  • students pursuing second or higher degrees who are planning a career in training teachers

Overseas applicants

Applications are welcome from citizens of other countries.

Applicants must be able to fulfil all of the following additional criteria:

  • applicants must already possess a relevant undergraduate (first degree) or equivalent qualification, awarded no more recently than three years before the expected start of the academic programme for which assistance from the Trust is sought
  • applicants must have a written offer of admission to study full time in the UK at a recognised institution of higher education (for example, a university), for a relevant qualification that meets the objectives of the Trust, as reflected in the Vision and Mission Statements. (Further information about the educational priorities of the Trust and the general terms of reference governing the making of awards is to be found elsewhere on the website.)
  • 'relevant qualifications' include Master's programmes or other advanced postgraduate diplomas

The Trust will NOT accept applications from citizens of countries outside the EU intending to pursue the following programmes:

  • undergraduate or equivalent qualifications
  • PGCE or similar programmes of study
  • programmes of study with a probable duration greater than one year (twelve months), e.g. MPhil/PhD programmes, etc
  • part-time or short courses at any level

Note to all applicants

If you are in any doubt as to your eligibility, you should first complete the Enquiry Form. The Trust Office will be able to provide further advice after considering your responses to the Enquiry Form.

However, in order to access the online Enquiry Form, you must first complete the form below, and click on the Continue button.