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The Activia Training Scholarship

Please note: Applications for this scholarship are now closed, for more information please contact the Development Trust Office.

About the Scholarship

Activia Training offer various awards throughout the year up to the value of £1,000. There is no specific course of study required, and the money can be used in whatever way you feel benefits your studies the most.

There are two scholarships of £500 each year, awarded in November and May as follows:

  • The video winner will receive £350
  • The essay format winner will receive £150


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be attending , or have secured a place, on an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, (full-time or part-time), at a recognised higher learning institution in the UK
  • You must be at least 16 years of age

You also provide consent to publish the following if you are a winner or submit an entry of special merit:

  • Your name
  • Your area of residence (not your full address)
  • A link to your entry (if available)

How to Apply

To apply, you need to answer one of the following questions:

  1. Why is learning important to you and how has it impacted your life?
  2. Why is having good “people” skills important and how do you use them?
  3. Why is having good technical or job-specific skills important and how will this make you more employable?
  4. How will this scholarship award help you?

Entries can be research based, or just well-argued, and comedy is fine as long as it’s relevant.

Submissions can be made in either a) video format or b) essay format.

  • Video submission guidelines
    1. Select one of the questions from the above list
    2. Create a short video (no more than 4 minutes) answering your selected question. This can be you speaking to the camera (webcam), a movie or slide presentation.
    3. Upload the video to YouTube and put “Activia Training UK Scholarship” as the title. You should also provide a link to this page inside the description area. Use your own words in and around the link
    4. When you have completed these steps, fill out the form at the bottom of this page:
  • Essay submission guidelines
    1. Select one of the questions from the above list
    2. Write an essay response to your selected question (maximum 500 words)
    3. When you have completed these steps, use the form at the bottom of this page to submit the essay:

To be eligible for the “expenses award” (please see details here: you should publish your article on your blog with a link to this page at the end of the article, using your own words in and around the link.

Please note: Only one entry per student, per award period, is permitted.


  • Submissions received ON or BEFORE 31st October will be entered into the November award
  • Submissions received ON or BEFORE 30th April will be entered into the May award
  • Successful applicants will be contacted during the month of the award

Decisions will be made by the Activia Training judges and will be final.

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Contact details

For further information on this scholarship please contact:

Development Trust Office

Tel: +44(0)1952 81 5095

Closing date

Sunday 30 April 2017

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