The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity (STWLC) awards scholarships to exceptionally academically high-achieving young people, who wish to attend an independent school in Leicestershire for their sixth form (Years 12 and 13) education.

For 2024, STWLC has awarded four schools/colleges with 55% of tuition fees for the two years of A-level study.  Schools/colleges taking part in 2024 are:

  • Ratcliffe College
  • Leicester Grammar School
  • Leicester High School
  • Loughborough Schools Foundation

Young people who wish to apply for the scholarship should:

  • Live permanently in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland;
  • Currently be attending a state school in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland;
  • Expect to gain at least 9 GCSEs graded from 7 – 9. References will be taken from the current school to confirm this;
  • Be able to demonstrate genuine charitable need, with fees being beyond the means of the applicants family
  • Have the drive and ambition to achieve exceptional results at A-level and go on to study at a top university.

The process:

  • Applications should be made directly to the independent school of the applicant’s choice and should NOT be made directly to The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity;
  • Applicants will complete a STWLC application form, provided to them by the school, as well as any paperwork required by the school and will meet the Head Teacher/Head of Sixth Form at the school they are applying to.

Please be aware that this is a competitive process for applicants and only one applicant for each school/college taking part in the programme will be awarded a scholarship.

If you have further questions please contact the school that you are considering applying for.