We would like to wish 2nd Year Criminology student Charlotte Elliot the best of luck with her Sutton Trust application, and congratulate her on her progress so far!
We asked Charlotte to tell us what the Sutton Trust is and what her application has involved so far;
“The Sutton Trust is an organisation that partners with the Fulbright commission to help high need and high ability UK students to study in America and vice versa. The programme gets around 1000 applications every year however only 175 people become finalists.”
“From here, all finalists attend a residential in London for 4 days where you are taught about the US application process and start preparing for the ACT exam. After this residential, the finalists are cut from 175 to 150.”
“You attend a second residential in London where you revise for and sit the ACT exam. In the Summer, you go on a one week trip to America (all expenses paid by Fulbright), where you visit American Unis and do some sight seeing. I was placed on New York week and we went on Top of the Rock and stayed at Yale University.”
“You then have to apply to part 2 of the programme which cuts the cohort down to around 100 people. If you are accepted, you are given a mentor and start filling out the application, financial aid form and the common app essay. This is the stage I am at now. I will be applying to my early decision choice at the end of October and if I get accepted I will have to attend there since that is part of the Early Decision agreement. If I don’t get accepted, I will apply regular decision in January and receive replies in April for another 10 or so unis.”
That is certainly a grueling process, and we’re so proud of Charlotte for coming so far and being named one of the 100 finalists!
But why did Charlotte apply to the Sutton Trust? and why should YOU consider doing the same?
“I applied to the programme as I had an interest in studying in America but didn’t think I had a realistic chance of being accepted to a university there. I welcomed the help and guidance they could offer to help me reach my goal.”
“For anyone thinking about applying, I would say go for it. You need to be completely committed as it can be hard work but you get the chance to meet some amazing people who quickly become like a second family to you.”
Congratulations once again Charlotte and best of luck for the final stages of your application! We can’t wait to hear the outcome, but we’re sure whatever it may be you’ll be going far in the future! Well done!
Curious to find out more? Click here to visit the Sutton Trust website