Inspiring Success: how to apply

The Inspiring Success initiative has already supported many local people to identify their strengths, reflect on their experiences and clarify the steps needed to reach their personal career goals. To find out if you could be our next Inspiring Success winner, read our eligibility and application details below.


The Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.

Students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a graduate with a minimum of a lower second class honours degree from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. Participants will need to have graduated at least 6 months prior to the start of the programme
  • Be currently residing in, and have previously taken GCSE or A level qualifications whilst residing in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest
  • Be currently unemployed or underemployed, earning below £570.90 per week
  • Attendance at our two-day Inspiring Success programme is advised, but not essential
  • Be willing to become ambassadors of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and actively give back to the local community through Echo 

Successful applicants will demonstrate academic excellence and potential, and will outline how they wish to develop their local community on completion of their degree. 

  • Award value: 100% off the full cost of tuition fees
  • Eligible programmes: All full-time taught masters programmes

Information events

We're running a series of information sessions in Waltham Forest, Newham, Hackney and Tower Hamlets, so that you can find out more about Inspiring Success and hear from previous winners about their experience. A full list of upcoming sessions can be found by visiting our events page.

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How to apply

Information about 2019 applications can be found here.