The Sutton Trust offers bright, state school students in Year 12 (or the equivalent in Scotland and Northern Ireland) from lower income families (generally, this will mean a household earning £45,000 or less) a taste of life at an American university.
The aim is to help them to make the right decisions about pursuing higher education in America. The programme, delivered in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission, is centred on a one-week summer school featuring a wide range of activities in the US (in previous years this has been at either Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University or Harvard). Introductory events and application support are also offered in the UK before and after the trip.
Applications for the 2019 programme are now open; students who meet the selection criteria may register an interest by completing the online survey via the link on the website.
To apply for the Sutton Trust US Programme, students must complete and submit an online application (please see the Apply page). After confirming they meet the eligibility criteria, students will register and create their online account. After that, applicants can log in and out and complete the application in their own time before the deadline of 11:59 pm on Sunday the 20th January 2019.