KBS Tiered Scholarship

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    Kent Business School Tiered Scholarship

    The Kent Business School Tiered Scholarships Scheme was established to provide financial support to applicants of postgraduate taught Masters and Kent MBA programmes. We can award funding to exceptional students who are likely to consistently perform at the top of their class, make an outstanding contribution due to their work experience and/or diversity of background. International Scholars Group

    Scholarships for 2015 are into three award tiers; Bronze, Silver and Gold. As a member of the International Scholars Group, you will be asked to contribute to the KBS community by undertaking a minimum of 3 activities from the activities noted below. Two must come from those listed in the first paragraph below and one from the activities listed in the second paragraph.

    You will be asked to participate in both of the activities below:

    •Student Representative – You will be asked to nominate yourself for election as a student representative for your programme or should no-one be elected, to volunteer to serve in this capacity.

    •Alumni Ambassador – As a valued member of the Business School, you will be expected to become an Alumni Ambassador on leaving the School. This entails assisting with Alumni activities, networking and recruitment events and fairs in your home country. You are asked to be an active member of the Alumni Association in your home country, or to consider starting an Alumni Association if none exist.

    In addition, you will be asked to participate in at least 1 of the items below:

    •Social media and comms activities *

    •We would like to encourage our students to help us with our social media engagement and activities. This will include:

    •Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter monitoring/commenting

    •Blogging

    •Photo galleries

    You will have the chance to use your talents to help the marketing team produce communications to students at Kent Business School and the University of Kent. This could involve writing articles for the website, taking photographs and/or video; help create attractive electronic newsletters and other digital media. Open Days – we have two postgraduate open days each year at the University. You will be expected to assist with 2 hours of your time at each open day event.

    Following your Scholarship award, you will be asked to complete a report on your activities at the School, and what you felt you gained from your scholarship. This will need to be completed by May 2015.

    On completion of the activities undertaken, you will be provided with a certificate of scholarship that will list the activities undertaken, which in turn can be used to support your CV for future employers and which may contribute to enhancing your employability.

    *Employability Points may be rewarded for these activities subject to fulfilling certain pre-subscribed criteria"

    Eligibility

    The criteria for the Tiered Scholarship is based on academic merit and likely contribution to course learning environment. In addition, there is the expectation that scholarship awardees would contribute to the KBS community by undertaking a minimum of 3 activities from those listed below. Two must come from those listed in the first paragraph below and one from the activities listed in the second paragraph.

    You will be asked to participate in both of the activities below:

    • Student Representative – You will be asked to nominate yourself for election as a student representative for your programme or should no-one be elected, to volunteer to serve in this capacity.
    • Alumni Ambassador – As a valued member of the Business School, you will be expected to become an Alumni Ambassador on leaving the School. This entails assisting with Alumni activities, networking and recruitment events and fairs in your home country. You are asked to be an active member of the Alumni Association in your home country, or to consider starting an Alumni Association if none exist.

    In addition, you will be asked to participate in at least 1 of the items below:

    • Social media and comms activities
    • We would like to encourage our students to help us with our social media engagement and activities. This will include:
    1. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter monitoring/commenting
    2. Blogging
    3. Photo galleries (flikr)

    Benefits

    The scholarships are divided by tiers based on the award level, in 2015 these are:

    • Gold Award - ÂŁ5,000
    • Silver Award - ÂŁ2,500
    • Bronze Award - ÂŁ1,000
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