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The Beacon Scholarship at LSE

LSE is pleased to announce one new scholarship for the next three academic sessions in partnership with The Beacon Equity Trust

The Beacon Scholarship provides access to the highest quality education for especially gifted Kenyan children, who in the future will have the confidence and ability to become leaders in their chosen fields in their own country.


This scholarship is for an applicant from Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda. All undergraduate programmes are eligible.

More information on candidate eligibility.

Scholarship amount

This scholarship is jointly funded between LSE and The Beacon Trust, for 2020 the scholarship amount to a total of £20,000 per academic year.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, please apply directly to the Beacon Trust

The application deadline for the Beacon Trust is normally in February, for entry to LSE in the September of that year.

Other LSE scholarships

To be considered for this scholarship and any other LSE scholarships that you fit the criteria for, please make sure you also follow the below process:

Once you've received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional), you can apply for this scholarship. Please complete the scholarship application form. By completing this form, you will ensure that you receive consideration for this and any other LSE scholarship(s) which you meet the eligibility criteria for.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is: 14 May 2021 (extended from the original deadline of 29 April).

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) the Financial Support Office (FSO) is now working remotely, which means we cannot receive hard copies of application forms or supporting documents. We are now accepting scanned copies of application forms and supporting documents by the scholarship deadline.

To be considered for a scholarship please complete the LSE Undergraduate Scholarship Application 2021 and return a scanned copy along with your supporting documents to the FSO at

All decisions will be sent by the end of July 2021.

Your academic reference can also be sent by email from the institutional email address of your referee to the FSO inbox (, we will match it with your application.  

See details of providing a reference