Desmond G Wiltshaw Scholarship

  • Master
  • £5,000
  • 26 April 2024

Each year LSE awards a number of scholarships, funded by private or corporate donations. The number, value, eligibility criteria and type of scholarships vary from year to year.

All scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial circumstances in the first instance, and secondly take into account academic merit.

Mr Wiltshaw graduated from LSE in 1966 after completing his BSc in Economics. He went on to lecture at Nottingham University for thirty years. Mr Wiltshaw, originally from Stoke on Trent, felt that LSE had given him the chance to pursue an academic career. It is his intention to give something back to the School and his hometown.

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  • Preference will be given to UK candidates who received at least five years of primary and or secondary education in the Stoke-on-Trent City Council area. However if no suitable applicant is found the scholarship can be given to any UK candidate.
  • This scholarship is available for those studying a taught master's programme in the Department of Economics, the Department of Geography and Environment or the Department of International History.

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There is one scholarship available with a value of up to £5,000.


To apply for LSE funding for programmes beginning in September, you must:

Submit your application for the programme (See how to apply for graduate study at LSE).

Submit your Graduate Financial Support Application Form via the Graduate application tracker including completing Section G: Personal Statement.

Receive an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional).