Five Rapid Formations staff members reviewing the entrees for the Entrepreneur Scholarship Programme.

Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship Programme

Rapid Formations provides professional and affordable UK company formation services to scores of budding and established business owners from across the globe. Our expert knowledge has enabled us to deliver relevant products and consistently high-quality customer service in this increasingly competitive market - so much so that we are now the #1 rated company formation specialists in the UK.

But we want to do even more. That's why we decided to launch the Entrepreneur Scholarship Programme to support up-and-coming business leaders with their entrepreneurial endeavours. With an all-time record high of 6 million private sector businesses in the UK, 99% of which were small to medium sized, we recognise the importance of encouraging and facilitating business innovation and creativity.

Now in its eighth year, our Entrepreneur Scholarship Programme is open to all individuals who are currently undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate study at an officially-recognised higher learning institution in the UK or the US. The aim of the award is to assist with the financial costs of study, through which the acquisition and development of skills will potentially culminate in a successful enterprise.

Value of the award

Up to 20 scholarships of £500 ($750) will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who can clearly demonstrate academic excellence and/or entrepreneurial potential. The funding may be used for any purpose related to the advancement of study.

Eligibility criteria

Our Scholarship is open to anyone who has secured a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, either full-time or part-time, at a recognised higher learning institution in the UK or the US.

Application process

  1. Select the 'Send Your Application' button below. This will provide you with the email address to send your application to
  2. Attach a copy of your letter of acceptance from your university or college to your email
  3. Attach an 800-word essay outlining your entrepreneurial idea and the reason(s) why you require financial support
  4. Send your email application to us

Application deadline

Applications for the 2021-22 scholarship must be submitted before 31st August 2022.

Award date of scholarships

The scholarships will be announced and awarded to successful applicants by 30th September 2022.

Assessment process

Scholarship applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • The quality of your entrepreneurial idea, outlined in your 800-word essay
  • The reason(s) for your financial need, as outlined in your 800-word essay
  • The quality of your academic offer from an accredited UK or US learning institution

Scholarship Winners

2021

Michal Nalepa

Actuarial Science student at
Heriot-Watt University

Edjana Kocollari

Behavioural Neuroscience and Philosophy student at
Northeastern University

Shime Srinathan

Medicine student at
University of Leicester

2020

Cynthia Leung

Sustainability Management student at
Columbia University

Sofia Ferreira

Natural Sciences student at
University of Cambridge

Sarah Stenhouse

Big Data student at
University of Stirling

2019

Chris Lovejoy

Computer Science student at
University College London

Abbey Gould

MBA student at
Durham University

Kennedy Bennett

Economics student at
Yale University

2018

John-Phillip Moon

Educational Innovation student at
University of North Carolina

Laura Searle

Business Management student at
University of Portsmouth

Alicia Huntley

Medical student at
University of Cambridge

2017

Rachit Bangar

Entrepreneurship student at
University of Cambridge

Ruksar Javed Kachchhi

Computer Science student at
University of Kent

Kennedy Love-Green

Film and Television student at
University of California

2016

Enzo Robinson

Fashion Design student at
University of London

Julia Murphy

Civil Engineering student at
Herriot Watt University

Kenny Molekoa

Architecture student at
University of Kent

2015

Calvin Macleod

Computing student at
University of Portsmouth

Hanna Trumm

Chiropractic student at
University of South Wales

Jana Mládková

International Management & Intercultural Studies student at
University of Stirling

Michele Tonutti

Medical Robotics & Image Guided Intervention student at
Imperial College, London

George Punter

Electronic and Information Engineering student at
Imperial College, London

Andreas Hinz

Entrepreneurship student at
University of Cambridge

Sheikh Abdul Azim

Chemical Engineering student at
University of Cambridge

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