THE DE NEUMANN SCHOLARSHIP

The Royal Hospital School’s founding mission of ‘improving navigation’ is deeply  rooted in mathematics and navigational science, producing leaders in these fields for over 300 years. This tradition continues today amongst many of our alumni who have studied mathematics and gone on to apply it within roles in commerce, industry, science and technology.
 

Professor Bernard de Neumann (1943-2018) was a former RHS pupil who was passionate about the history and continuing relevance of mathematics at the school. In 2019,  the school received a gift from his estate to support the continued development of the subject. Thanks to this gift, we are now able to support gifted young mathematicians by giving them the  life-changing opportunity to join our sixth form.

In September 2020, RHS began offering a means-tested scholarship of up to 100% every two years, to a child from either Essex or Suffolk who is seeking to study mathematics and/or further mathematics at A Level.
 

“The De Neumann Scholarship has provided me with many opportunities, particularly growing my passion for Maths, Physics and Chemistry, leading me to apply for aeronautical engineering courses at university. But it’s more than just the academics, I have had new experiences that I wouldn’t get anywhere else, especially on the sports field.”

De Neumann Scholar

"They were made to feel welcome and a part of the school community immediately".

Parent of De Neumann Scholar

"Thank you once again for choosing our child for the scholarship, it has definitely been a 'life-changing' gift...they thoroughly enjoy being at RHS and don't want their time there to end!"

Parent of a De Neumann Scholar

"We can not express enough how much school life and school opportunities and experiences have developed and totally changed them into someone who is now confident in their own academic abilities, has high expectations of themselves and has a direction to follow at university."

Parent of De Neumann Scholar

Applicants should:

  • Have a strong interest in mathematics (essential)
  • Have competed in UKMT Mathematical Challenges (desirable)
  • Be looking at a career in mathematics or engineering (desirable)
  • Have a high predicted grade and a strong reference (essential)
  • Currently attend a state school (desirable)

Candidates will sit a test covering GCSE mathematics material plus attend an interview with the Head of Mathematics and the Head of Sixth Form.
 

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This award will next be available for entry in 2024. Applications will close in January 2024 with assessment testing taking place in February 2024.


For more information speak to our Admissions Team, please call 01473 326136 or email admissions@royalhospitalschool.org.

De Neumann Scholarship

The Royal Hospital School's founding mission of 'improving navigation' is deeply rooted in Mathematics and Navigational Science, producing leaders in these fields for over 300 years. This tradition continues today amongst many of our alumni who have studied Mathematics and gone on to apply it within roles in commerce, industry, Science and Technology.

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