Xero Entrepreneur Scholarship

Level of study
Any Postgraduate, Doctoral research, Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters, Any Undergraduate
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 30/06/2017 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

Xero are looking to support budding entrepreneurs,  as part of that support, they are offering a £2,000 grant and mentoring to an undergraduate or postgraduate student. The successful applicant must clearly demonstrate academic excellence alongside entrepreneurial potential. In return for their commitment, Xero will provide a platform for success on their own entrepreneurial journey.

Value of Award

The Award includes: 

  • £2,000
  • Mentoring sessions
  • A free subscription to Xero for 12 months
  • Financial management skills coaching with Xero senior business leaders.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be UK resident
  • Must be currently enrolled full time at a recognised UK university.

How to Apply

You must submit the three documents below with the weighting in brackets.

1. Essay or video (60%)            

Write 500-700 words or create a 2 minute video on how our scholarship could help you work toward or develop your entrepreneurial idea.

2. Proof of academic achievement (20%)

ABB grade or above in A Levels or equivalent alternative qualification.

3. Reference (20%)

One letter of recommendation (e.g. from a tutor).

The successful applicant will clearly demonstrate academic excellence alongside entrepreneurial spirit, as determined by our judges. The winner will be announced in July 2017.