If you have any other questions not answered here, please email the Student Registrar.
The Ogden Trust will contact the school to reassess your eligibility for an Ogden Scholarship.
If your parental income goes down or if it goes up so that it exceeds the scholarship criteria guidelines (£50k, or £60k if both parents are working or if there is more than one sibling), you should inform the school as your award may be subject to review.
Your Sixth Form Science Scholarship is not transferable, however, if the reason you wish to change school is for personal reasons that you are able to discuss with the school, please do so in the first instance. The school will contact the Ogden Trust who will review your request on its individual merits. If you feel unable to discuss the reason you want to leave with the school, contact the Student Registrar at the Ogden Trust directly and your request will be considered.
Any unusual personal circumstances that affect your education and your scholarship should be disclosed to your school who will discuss the matter with The Ogden Trust in confidence. The Ogden Trust treats such cases sympathetically and on an individual basis.
We understand that asking young people to make a commitment to a specific degree at the age of 15 can be a daunting request. However, we exist to promote the study of physics and it is usually possible to tell from the mix of subjects that a student chooses to study at A-level whether or not they are serious about taking physics further, and that will be taken into consideration when the awards are initially made. We hope, therefore, that the number of students who change their mind about studying physics at university will be very low. However, in the occasional case where that does happen, there will be no requirement to repay the scholarship as long as the two year A-level physics course is completed. Even though your scholarship has ceased, as an Ogden Trust alumnus, we would still like to keep in touch with you and you will still have the opportunity to participate in any of our other initiatives, including travel grants, internships and final year undergraduate grants
Ogden Scholarships will be withdrawn if you drops physics after AS level. In this instance, the school or parents will have to assume responsibility for the shortfall. Please contact your school to discuss alternative financial arrangements if you wish to stay at the school. Even though your scholarship has ceased, as an Ogden Trust alumnus, we would still like to keep in touch with you and you will still have the opportunity to participate in any of our other initiatives, including travel grants, internships and final year undergraduate grants
If you attend the annual Physics Symposium, then yes. Otherwise, it depends on how involved you become with the Alumni Association and the opportunities it offers.
There might be! This is not information that we tell you explicitly but you may be able to find this out from the alumni database. You can use the 'Find Other Member' search function under the Community menu to look for other people at your school (A-level schools are listed under Trust). You will only find people who have allowed their existence on the database to be displayed, though. To do this, set 'Display Member Details' in your Personal Details record to YES. Please note that your contact details will not be displayed by doing this, only a short summary of your name and your Ogden Trust history. If you want to display your contact details, you have to turn those options on separately.
You will probably find out who the other Ogden scholars are through Ogden events and invitations, such as the Physics Symposium or a visit to your school from a member of the Ogden staff.
There is no official requirement to meet anyone from The Ogden Trust but staff from the Trust do like to meet scholars whenever possible, so you may be introduced to someone if they visit the school. If you attend the Physics Symposium or an alumni event, you will meet members of staff then and, occasionally, trustees including Sir Peter Ogden himself, the Trust's founder, chairman and benefactor.
We use the data on the alumni database for three reasons:
The alumni database is a 'members only' database: membership is granted automatically if your registration form matches key fields in the record we initially set up for you; otherwise, a member of staff will manually check your registration before granting you membership. Data is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Throughout the duration of your Sixth Form Scholarship, The Ogden Trust will liaise with your school for the information it needs. It is important, however, that you keep your record up-to-date on The Ogden Trust's alumni database. Towards the end of your final year at school, the Student Registrar of The Ogden Trust will send you a results card which you need to return to the Trust as soon as you have your results. Sir Peter Ogden takes a keen interest in students who receive scholarships and we report to him and the other trustees in October. It is very disappointing if we are unable to let him know how the scholarship has had an impact on individual recipients.
Yes. You may be eligible for assistance with travel to and from school or with school trips. You should contact the bursar at your school for further information. If you meet the necessary conditions, the bursar can apply to The Ogden Trust on your behalf.
As a Sixth Form Science scholar, The Ogden Trust pays a significant proportion of your school fees. It may also fund some of your travel to school or some school trips and your place at the annual Physics Symposium, if your school selects you to attend. You will automatically become a member of the Ogden Trust Alumni Association which offers special events, internships and visits that may interest you as well as networking support and mentoring.