Nellie Watson Scholarship | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Nellie Watson Scholarship

For a student progressing from first to second year on any BA (Hons) Acting course.

The Nellie Watson Scholarship is awarded to a continuing undergraduate student of merit progressing from the first to the second year of BA (Hons) Acting.

COURSES: All BA (Hons) Acting - Acting, Acting (CDT) and Acting (Musical Theatre) - students progressing from first to second year


VALUE OF AWARD: £3,500 (£1,775 paid in second year and £1,175 paid in third year)


APPLICATION DETAILS: Students will be nominated for this award by faculty staff in the first instance. All nominations will be reviewed in the Autumn Term by an academic panel consisting members of the BA (Hons) Acting Course Team. Nominees will be assessed mainly on academic achievement during the first year of their degree, engagement with the course and overall potential.


Throughout her life Nellie Watson was passionate about the arts and wished that she had benefitted from an individual to support her aspirations. She wanted to give this opportunity to an aspiring artist and bequeathed a sum of money to Central to be used to support a student throughout their time at the School.