Hunter & Wallis Scholarships

The Wallis Scholarship is named in recognition of John Wallis, OF (1616–1703), who marked his 400th Anniversary in 2016. Fellow of the Royal Society, Mathematician and Divine and Savilian Professor of Geometry, Oxford University, Wallis is most famous for introducing the symbol for infinity.

The Hunter Scholarship is named in honour of Old Felstedian Professor Tony Hunter, to recognise his outstanding achievements in the field of scientific research. Currently Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and Director at the Salk Institute Cancer Centre in California, Dr Hunter is one of the foremost recognized leaders in how cell growth and division are regulated, and how mutations in genes that control growth lead to cancer.


In 1979, Professor Hunter famously discovered how enzymes called tyrosine kinases can cause cancer. That groundbreaking research has since led to 31 approved cancer drugs that inhibit these enzymes which are being used worldwide. With a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, Dr Hunter won the Wolf Prize in Medicine in 2005 and the Pezcoller-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research in 2018. Amongst various other international awards he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Hunter and Wallis Scholars

These scholarships will be awarded to pupils showing exceptional talent in Mathematics and Science and whose aspiration is to study these subjects at the highest level at University and beyond.

It is expected that the Wallis Scholar will study Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A Level. It is expected that the Hunter Scholar will study at least two of the three Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) at IB Diploma or A Level.

Candidates are expected to be academically able and inquisitive and should, when they leave, be capable of gaining admission to Oxford or Cambridge or another top university.


Potential Wallis Scholars will sit a scholarship paper in Mathematics and a second academic subject that they wish to study at A Level. Potential Hunter Scholars will sit a scholarship paper in two Sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics). Candidates will be also interviewed by the Headmaster and Head of Mathematics or Science. This is in addition to the standard entry assessment.

Key Benefits

  • Up to 20% off the fees per annum*
  • Enhanced academic programme
  • Membership of academic societies
  • Entry to scholars’ programme
  • Scholars’ badge or tie


*All Awards may be supplemented by a Bursary, subject to means testing. Terms and conditions apply to all awards and are subject to an annual review. Details of these, along with entrance procedures and assessment dates, can be found at or obtained from the Admissions Office.


How to Apply

Please call our Admissions Office on 01371 822605 or email to find out more about the award and the ability level expected. Candidates will need to follow the procedures for standard entry and complete a Scholarship Application Form.