The Westminster Advisers Scholarship will be awarded for the first time at the beginning of the 2011/2012 academic year and is the first scholarship to be directed specifically for the BSc Government programme at the LSE.
The scholarship is means-tested and will provide the recipient with financial support for the three years of study, covering tuition fees and support with living expenses.
Westminster Advisers MD Dominic Church said the establishment of the Westminster Advisers Scholarship would contribute to the LSE’s aim of enabling the brightest students to access a world-class education, regardless of financial circumstances.
He added: ‘Politics is what we live and breathe so we are really pleased to be able help give someone a chance to study it at degree level at LSE’
The move has been welcomed by Professor Paul Kelly, head of the government department at the LSE. He said: ‘We are delighted to receive this generous gift from Westminster Advisers, which will enable a student to access an LSE education, regardless of their financial means, and I look forward to welcoming the student to our programme.
‘The government department at LSE is world-leading in terms of both its teaching and research and the generosity of Westminster Advisers has made this available to a potential young scholar who would not normally have been able to study for a BSc Government in this world class environment.’