Could you be one of two students awarded a Peter Watson International Scholarship?
What is it?
The Peter Watson International Scholarship is a national award open to all students undertaking a science related Extended Project Qualification.
This is a great opportunity for anyone considering science, technology, medicine or engineering as a career to experience what it’s like at the cutting edge of research and technology and gain an international perspective.
What does it offer?
(Subject to date alterations or amendment to format due to COVID-19 situation)
Ten students will be invited to present their work at the University of Cambridge in November before a judging panel and two winners will be selected.An all-expenses paid trip to the United States for two winners.
Winners may have the opportunity to visit the world-famous National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health and other science related institutions and events.
They will receive mentorship and supervision from scientists at the NIH and take part in a week-long specially designed programme of events including:
Virtual reality demonstrations
The chance to perform and present mini experiments to the faculty
Visits to the labs, clinics and trips to Washington DC and much more!
2020 Event timings:
Submission open 30 March 2020
Submission closed 30 September 2020
Finalists notified by 30 October 2020
Prize Giving Day November 2020
Trip to USA February half term 2021
How do you apply?
We will let you know whether or not you have been shortlisted to present your work at the Prizegiving Day at the University of Cambridge when two winners will be announced.
PWIS in the media
Scholars and finalists in 2018 were featured in several news stories:
International Scholarship Finalist, Bradfield College
Celebrating Science, Reading Blue Coat School
Runners up prize for Sonning school student, Maidenhead Advertiser
Peter Symonds students shortlisted for prestigious scholarship, Hampshire Chronicle
Two Sixth Formers shortlisted for national EPQ competition, Reading Blue Coat School
Shortlisted for International Scholarship, Barnsley Sixth Form College