The Katie Wilkinson Year Abroad Scholarship The Katie Wilkinson Year Abroad Scholarship

The Katie Wilkinson Year Abroad 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 spent her year abroad at the University of Calgary, making the most of the academic and extra curricular opportunities available; She achieved a near perfect grade point average, whilst spending her weekends travelling independently, learning to ski, and learning to two step cowboy style! 
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 study year abroad for a student in the School of Environmental Sciences.


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

What does it cover?

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

How do I apply?

Scholarship applications are now closed for students undertaking their year abroad in the academic year 2020/21. 

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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