Xero Entrepreneur Scholarship 2017

Win £2,000 towards your learning or business expenses

At Xero, we know what it’s like to be a startup, we were one. It’s just one of the reasons we're committed to supporting budding entrepreneurs.

As part of that support, we’re offering a £2,000 grant and mentoring to an undergraduate or postgraduate student in the UK. The award is designed to help students afford the rising cost of education and help them kickstart their entrepreneurial journey. 

Overview of the award

Deadline for entry

30 June 2017


One (1) £2,000 scholarship 

Plus mentoring, a free subscription to Xero for 12 months and financial management skills coaching with Xero senior business leaders


Undergraduate or postgraduate


Must be UK resident

Must be currently enrolled full time at a recognised UK university

Selection criteria

You must submit the three documents below with the weighting in brackets.

1. Essay or video (60%)            

Write 500-700 words or create a 2 min video on how our scholarship could help you work toward or develop your entrepreneurial idea

2. Proof of academic achievement (20%)

ABB grade or above in A Levels or equivalent alternative qualification

3. Reference (20%)

One letter of recommendation (e.g. from a tutor)

The successful applicant will clearly demonstrate academic excellence alongside entrepreneurial spirit, as determined by our judges. The winner will be announced in July 2017.


Send your essay or video (upload your video to a file sharing site like Dropbox, Box or Google Drive and send the link), proof of academic achievement and reference to submissionsUK@xero.com by 30 June 2017

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