Filippo
Corsini Polo Scholarship

Internal / external funding: Internal
Type of funding: Scholarship (September intake only)
Nationality: All nationalities
Amount: Two scholarships worth 15% of the chosen programme’s fees for one standard programme duration
Level of study: Undergraduate

Details

  • The Regent’s polo team is affiliated to the University of London Polo Society. It trains with and is administered by this society, but in competitive matches the team represents Regent’s as a distinct university, separate from the society and the University of London.

  • The University will cover the costs of Schools and Universities Polo Association affiliation, winter and national competition entry fees and the team kit (typically £2,000 per year)

  • You will need to cover the costs of training and equipment hire (typically £1,500) as well as any overnight accommodation costs when participating in competitions

  • You must commit to a full eight-week training package each term

  • You will be responsible for coordinating the polo team’s training schedule and being the Regent’s polo representative at the University of London Polo Society

  • You will be expected to promote the polo team at events such as the annual Freshers’ Fair and help publicise sport at Regent’s - and the polo team specifically - to the student body

  • In accepting a scholarship from Regent’s University London, you will be required to sign up to our Scholars’ Charter. The Regent’s Scholars’ Charter sets out both the academic standards to which you must adhere and sets out the ambassadorial role you will take in order to positively raise the University’s profile

  • If you wish to change your chosen degree programme after enrolling at the University, the Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship can be transferred to your new programme within the Faculty of Business & Management or the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. The transfer must take place before the registration cut-off date. You must also meet any additional entry requirements relating to your new programme.

Apply

This scholarship is awarded through competition.

To enter the competition for the 2017/18 Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship, you must be holding an offer from Regent’s University London. Please submit:

  • a 500-word statement setting out your eligibility for the scholarship and what polo means to you
  • video footage of yourself playing polo
  • a reference from a registered polo club

Please email your statement, video footage and reference to scholarships@regents.ac.uk by 17:00 (UK time) on the closing date of 31 May 2017. We will not accept late entries.

If shortlisted, you will be invited to interview (face-to-face or Skype) with senior members of the Student Services and External Relations departments as well as a member of our partners, Cool Hooves Polo Club. Selection will be made on the basis of your application and interview.

Many applicants will not have received the results of their secondary school qualifications by May. Where this is the case, we will offer you a conditional scholarship, based on your predicted grades, and operate a waiting list from June onwards. Final decisions and unconditional scholarship offers will be made in August, following the publication of exam results.

How we judge the competition

The scholarship panel will be looking for students with an impressive track record in competitive polo along with the ability and commitment required to help develop the club’s presence on campus and prowess on the field. Prior experience of serving on the committee of a school club or association or exposure to similar experiences through work experience or internships will also be looked upon favourably. You will also need to demonstrate that you can manage your time such that the demands of the polo club do not interfere with your studies.

Applicable Programmes

The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship is available for all undergraduate degree programmes and degree programmes with integrated foundation.

The scholarship is not available to transfer students or students who join a degree programme with advanced standing.

Scholarships and bursaries are limited to one award per student, with the highest value scholarship or bursary applying in such cases where one student is eligible to receive more than one award.