Candidates will be assessed on the following areas: Academic Potential (Personal Statement and Teacher Recommendation), 50% weight; Academic History (Previous Examination Results), 25% weight; Financial Hardship (Evidence of Financial Hardship), 25% weight. There are two stages to the scholarship application process. In the first instance, students will be required to complete an online application form, available on our website from the beginning of October. This simple online questionnaire will ask students to provide information about themselves, and to answer a number of questions designed to demonstrate their initial suitability for a scholarship. In Stage 2 of the application process, those students who have been shortlisted after Stage 1 will be invited to complete a more in depth online assessment, with questions designed to assess academic potential. In addition, students will be asked to submit evidence of their household income, along with two references, one of which must be completed by one of the student’s teachers.