Richard Collyer Scholars

When Richard Collyer founded the college in 1532 it was to educate three score scholars “freely without any money paying therefor”. As we move closer to our quincentennial year in 2032, we are excited to take the opportunity to celebrate our founder’s vision for the college and reinstitute the same scholarship.

Collyer’s is one of the very top state providers of post-16 education in the county and with very high achievement rates at top universities, we feel that top flight students should be able to access our outstanding provision even if they need to travel further for their studies.

In total there will be 60 Richard Collyer Scholars at Collyer’s – 30 in each year group. There are therefore 30 scholarships available each year to incoming first year students. Scholarships are for students who studied at schools outside of Horsham and are divided each year as follows:

  • 25 based on academic results
  • 5 based on excellence in performance – Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Sports

Richard Collyer Scholars applying on academic merit are able to select a four course study programme and all scholars are offered bespoke expert support in their applications for university and further study.


EligibiltyStudents applying to join the first year in 2020 studying at schools outside of Horsham
TimingFrom opening of applications (early November) to 31st December each year – as soon as application has been submitted
CriteriaAcademic- predicted GCSE average of at least 8.0 on application from a minimum of 8 GSCEs

Performance- evidence of excelling in field in personal statement

ApplicationAll applicants should submit a personal statement of maximum 300 words to between early November and 31st December once they have submitted their application to study at Collyer’s.
SelectionScholars are selected in mid September following enrolment
Support£100 per term during two years of study, total £600



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