The Katie Wilkinson Placement Year Scholarship The Katie Wilkinson Placement Year Scholarship

The Katie Wilkinson Placement Year Scholarship was established in memory of former Environmental Sciences student Katie Wilkinson. Katie was in her final year at UEA when, in November 2005, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Katie was brave and determined throughout her illness, but sadly in April 2006, the day before her 22nd birthday she died unexpectedly. 
Katie had lots of interests outside her academic world, including cycling, music, playing the drums to name but a few, but her greatest passion was supporting the mighty Leeds Rhinos.
Katie's life was short, but she lived it to the full and achieved a great deal. Katie was bright, beautiful, funny, brave and determined.  Katie was a thoughtful and loyal friend, as one of her friends wrote "It is difficult to put into words what made her so special but our lives will be poorer without Katie in them." 
The Scholarship contributes to travel and living expenses during a placement year for a student in the School of Environmental Sciences.


  • Level: Undergraduate; undertaking a placement year
  • School: Environmental Sciences
  • Course: Any in the School of Environmental Sciences

What does it cover?

  • Value: £1000 towards placement year
  • Duration of award: One year
  • Tuition fees or maintenance: Maintenance
  • Number available: 1

How do I apply?

Scholarship applications are now open for students undertaking their placement year in the academic year 2020/21. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 29 May 2020.

Application Form

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Scholarship Acceptance Terms and Conditions before submitting your application. If you are offered the Scholarship, you must be prepared to accept these terms.


Please visit our FAQ webpage for further information.


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