Future Scholar Awards scheme: nominate outstanding pupils
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This guide has been withdrawn. You can find up-to-date information on the Future Scholar awards website.
How secondary schools should nominate pupils for the Future Scholar Awards university visits.
The Future Scholar Awards (previously known as Dux awards) give pupils in year 9 in state-funded secondary schools in England a chance to visit a Russell Group university. The attending pupils are accompanied by at least 1 teacher.
The scheme encourages high-achieving pupils who may not have considered applying to a top university to do so. It will be particularly useful for pupils who are:
- from low-income backgrounds
- entitled to the pupil premium
- in local-authority care
- from families without a history of receiving higher education
The aim of the scheme is to:
- give pupils a real-life experience of what studying at university is like
- encourage schools with little experience of their students going to study at universities to consider this as a realistic option for pupils
- provide teachers with practical information that will help them support and encourage pupils’ university applications
- give schools and teachers an opportunity to establish links with universities
You can find more information on the Future Scholar Awards website.
Registration for the 2015 Future Scholar Awards is open. Visits to Russell Group universities will be taking place throughout the summer term.
Contact the Future Scholar Awards helpline if you have any questions.
Future Scholar Awards helpline
Telephone 0300 303 0452
Published: 25 March 2014
Updated: 5 March 2015
- Added a link to the registration page for the 2015 Future Scholar Awards.
- Added link to Future Scholar Awards website.
- Added registration dates for the 2015 Future Scholar Awards and updated contact details for the helpline.
- Registration for the 2014 Future Scholar Awards scheme has now closed.
- First published.
From: Department for Education