FAQs

If you have any other questions that are not answered here, please contact the Student Registrar.

Are there any awards for postgraduate study?

The Ogden Trust does not operate a scheme for postgraduate funding.

Can I get involved in Ogden Trust activities?

Yes! Our two main alumni schemes are the summer internship programme and trustees' awards.

We occasionally offer conferences, events and trips to our alumni community and we welcome students who wish to help in some way either by offering to organise an event at their university, blogging, making a presentation at one of our conferences or becoming a mentor for other Ogden alumni. 

We are currently reviewing our alumni programme.

What if my academic progress report is not satisfactory?

The Ogden Trust will contact your tutor to reassess your suitability for a scholarship.

How do I change my address?

Please email alumni@ogdentrust.com

What if I am financially independent of my parents (or other guardians)?

If you are financially independent of other adults, let the Student Registrar know your circumstances and your income will be assessed as an independent person.

What happens if there is a change in parental income?

If your parental income goes down or if it goes up so that it exceeds the scholarship criteria guidelines (£50k, or £60k if both parents are working or if there is more than one sibling), you should inform the Trust as your award may be subject to review.

What if I have to repeat a year owing to personal circumstances or illness?

Any unusual personal circumstances that affect your education and your scholarship should be disclosed to the Student Registrar. The Ogden Trust treats such cases sympathetically, confidentially and on an individual basis.

What happens if I decide to study something other than physics at university?

The primary focus for our scholarships is physics degrees, however, depending on the number of applicants we have each year, we also consider related degrees in subjects such as engineering or mathematics.

What happens if I change course or university?

Your Undergraduate Science Scholarship is not transferable, however, if you find, during your first year, that the course you have registered on is totally unsuitable for you, contact the Student Registrar as soon as possible to discuss what your options might be. Cases such as these are considered on an individual basis.

Will I meet other Ogden scholars from other universities?

This depends on how involved you become with the alumni community and the opportunities on offer.

Are there other Ogden scholars at my university?

There might be! This is not information that we tell you explicitly but you may be able to find this out through our facebook page

You may also find out about any other Ogden scholars through Ogden events, from a visit to your university from a member of the Ogden staff or from an Ogden Outreach Officer (if there is one based at your university).

What is the alumni members' area?

We use the alumni members' area to share opportunities and information with our alumni community, which can include anyone who has received a scholarship, funding or Ogden prize, or who has taken part in an Ogden internship programme.

If you are in receipt of an applicable award, you will be invited to join the alumni members' area.

Please note: we are currently reviewing our full alumni programme. At the moment, our two main alumni schemes are the summer internship programme and trustees' awards.

What do I have to do in order to receive the scholarship payment?

You have to confirm payment details, make good progress on your course and check in with us now and then so we know that you are still on the course.

How do I receive my scholarship?

You receive your scholarship in two instalments of £750 each per year, the first in November and the second in February.

What happens if I am awarded a scholarship from another source?

If this is the case, let the Trust know as your award may be subject to review under its terms (form) of acceptance (a copy of which you receive and sign once an award is made).

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