The English-Speaking Union

Luard Morse Scholarships

How to Apply

ESU Luard Morse Scholarships are merit awards open to students during their sophomore year who are pursuing a degree in any major field.  The scholarships provide up to $25,000 towards tuition, program deposit, room and board, airfare, and stipend up to $2,500 for a semester at a British university.  Candidates must excel academically (minimum 3.0 grade point average) and exhibit the maturity and independence necessary for study abroad.

Application Criteria

We thank every applicant for taking the time to share their experiences and goals with us through this application. As we get to know each student through their writing, records, and recommendations, the following six qualities, among others, are being considered:

Academic Success: How has this student pursued and excelled in a rigorous course of study?
Intellectual Curiosity: How has this student demonstrated open-mindedness and a desire to expand their horizons?
Relevance of Luard Morse Scholarship: How well does the student describe his/her professional goals and the role this scholarship will play in the achievement of those goals?
Character: How has this student demonstrated resilience, integrity, and adaptability?
Leadership and Community Engagement: How has this student demonstrated leadership and played a role in their community?
Ambassadorship: How will this student serve as a communicator abroad and as a Luard Morse Scholar upon their return?

Applications for the 2020-2021 Luard Morse Scholarship are due December 3, 2019.

Applications must be received via email in accordance with the instructions listed in the 'Checklist' document below. Please complete the following forms and submit to your school's coordinator in order to be considered for the scholarship.

 2020 ESU Luard Morse Application Checklist

 2020 ESU Luard Morse Scholarship Application

 2020 ESU Luard Morse Statement of Academic Credit

 2020 ESU Luard Morse Letters of Reference Form (2 required)