Widening Opportunity at Wellington: our bursary programme

Widening access to Wellington is at the heart of the Governors' and Master's vision for the future of the College.

In addition to our scholarship programme, we offer a number of transformational bursary awards. These are life-changing 100%+ fully funded places awarded to talented and ambitious young people, who simply do not have the means to come to Wellington without full means-tested financial support.

Foundation Award (known as Foundationers)

In accordance with the College’s original foundation, which aimed to educate the orphan children of deceased military officers, Wellington continues to offer significant financial support to the families and children of deceased servicemen or servicewomen of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces irrespective of rank.

In recent years the Foundation has also been extended to include children of persons who, in the sole opinion of Governors, died in acts of selfless bravery in other fields of public service.

Prince Albert Foundation Award

Full fee assistance awarded to young people that have been identified as possible Wellingtonians by our outreach partners, the Royal Springboard Foundation, an organisation which works with young people in areas of socio-economic disadvantage. Direct approaches are also considered.

Jimmy Higham Award

Named in memory of a young Wellington teacher who lost his battle with cancer in 2010, aged just 26, this bursary seeks to support a talented sportsman or sportswoman. As a boy, Jimmy was able to attend Rossall School thanks to a similarly generous bursary before going on to study at Durham University.

The Sir Anthony Seldon Arts Award

Named in honour of the 13th Master of Wellington College, a staunch supporter of the Arts during his time in charge of the school, this bursary was launched in 2015 to enable talented performers, musicians and artists to attend Wellington.

Applications for any of the awards above should be directed to the Admissions Department: Tel: 01344 444 013 Email: admissions@wellingtoncollege.org.uk