Summer Boarding Courses’ vision is to “unite the cultures of the world through education.”

Every year, Summer Boarding Courses is honored to offer a small number of academic summer school scholarships. To support our vision, the scholarship scheme aims to academically benefit students who would not otherwise have access to our international summer school experience.

Our named memorial scholarships were established in memory of two special babies: The Louis Albrecht Memorial Scholarship is available for male students and The Connie Townsend Memorial Scholarship is available for female students.

In Summer 2019, to celebrate our 10th Birthday, SBC are awarding 10 scholarships to international students aged 11-17.

Previous Scholarship Students

We are extremely proud of the previous winners of our summer school scholarships.

scholarship students

Connie Townsend Memorial Recipients

Marcela, Brazil, Natural Sciences (2018) Oxford College
Hasna, Indonesia, History of Art (2018) Oxford College
Macarena, Argentina, International Relations (2017) Oxford College
Ana, Mexico, International Relations (2017) Oxford College
Tiffany, Indonesia, General English (2017) Dukes International
Premices, Rwanda, Business & Leadership (2017) Oxford College
Cellica, Indonesia, General English (2017) Dukes International

Scholarships Oxford

Louis Albrecht Memorial Recipients

Kevan, Eritrea, Medicine (2018) Oxford College
Marcus, Estonia, Natural Sciences (2018) Oxford College
Slim, Tunisia, Business & Leadership (2018) Oxford College
Jordan, Uganda, International Relations (2018) Dukes International
Saad, Syria, International Relations (2017) Dukes International
Mohamed, Tunisia, General English (2017) Oxford College

This Summer I won a scholarship at Oxford College Summer School and was able to study Medicine at Wycliffe Hall. During my time with SBC I was able to learn about different cultures of people from different countries and this allowed me to become a better person and accept other people’s views. Similarly, it also allowed me to reinforce my potential and dream to become a doctor and study medicine at university.

Kevan, Former Medicine Student at Oxford College Summer School, 16 from Eritrea.

When are applications open?

Applications are now open until 15th February 2019.

What is included in the scholarship? 

A 2-week course including English tuition, accommodation, 3 meals a day, excursions and the social programme.

Please note: Travel costs are not included, and travel arrangements must be made independently.

Who can apply?

We welcome international students aged between 11-17 years to apply for the Scholarship Programme.

 What are the dates of the scholarship places?

Oxford College places will be available for a two-week course from 5th August to 19th August 2019.

SBC Canford places will be available for a two-week course from 29th July – 12th August 2019.

How can I apply?

Stage 1: Complete an online application form explaining why you would benefit from participating on a course at SBC. We are particularly interested to learn about your current studies and how attending an SBC summer course will be used in your future studies or professional aspirations.

You will also need to submit an accompanying statement from your teacher in support of your application. This statement is a recommendation letter to vouch for your skills and achievements. We require the teacher to sign and date this statement, and that he/she also provide contact details. Please email this to: Fay.Powell@summerboardingcourses.co.uk

Stage 2: Once the scholarship committee has considered all entries, successful Stage 1 applicants will be informed by the 25th February 2019. Successful applicants will then be asked to submit a creative short video about their family, friends and hometown. We will also like to hear about the applicants’ hopes and dreams for further education and their future career.

What happens next?

The Louis Albrecht and Connie Townsend Scholarships will be awarded to successful students by email on 22nd March 2019.

Please note: If you require a Visa, SBC will provide a Visa Support Letter to help with your application.

To apply for our scholarship scheme, please click here. 


Being a part of SBC has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. In SBC, I got the opportunity to learn, improve and develop different aspects of English in an organised and supportive environment and make unforgettable memories with new friends from all over the world. I encourage others to apply to have the same experience that I had.

Suman, Scholarship Student, Nepal