Don McCarthy Scholarship

GCU London is offering a prestigious scholarship in honour of Founding Donor, Dr Don McCarthy. A leading figure within the fashion industry, Don is former Executive Chairman of House of Fraser, Rubicon Retail Ltd, the holding company for the Shoe Studio, Warehouse and Principles fashion brands, and Goldsmiths and Watches of Switzerland. The Dr Don McCarthy scholarship is open to candidates applying to study on fashion programmes at GCU London starting in January 2022. The scholarship will provide the successful student with vital support for course fees.

What do you get?

Scholarships worth £12,500 for January 2022 start applicants

Who can apply?

Students must have applied to study one of the following courses at GCU London commencing January 2022:

How to apply

You can apply for the scholarship online. When applying you will be asked to upload a video in support of your application. This is a 2-3 minute video explaining why you should be awarded the scholarship. Amongst other things, the selection panel are looking for answers to:

  • Why you should be awarded the scholarship
  • What difference it will make to your studies/career
  • What difference you will make to the industry/University – what will you give back?
  • What your future plans and career goals are.

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