Regent’s University London are delighted to have formed a scholarship agreement with the Federation of International Polo (FIP), launching the newly re-named Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship, in association with the Federation of International Polo.
Originally launched in 2016, the scholarship was the first of its kind in the UK, and links well with FIP’s desire to both enhance the image and status of the game, and broaden the scope of international polo. Successful scholars will take on the title of Federation of International Polo Youth Ambassador.
President of the Federation of International Polo, Nicholas Colquhoun-Denvers commented: “This new partnership with Regent’s sees our two organisations align perfectly. Both wish to promote the practice and stature of this great game of ours worldwide, as well as promoting the concepts of friendship, team spirit, equality, respect, integration and embrace the idea of fair play and safety while doing so.
“At the end of the day, we would all like to see the number of polo participants growing both nationally and internationally, and we are thrilled that we will have FIP Youth Ambassadors from Regent’s to assist in these efforts.”
Head of Student Recruitment at Regent’s, Neil Herrington, added: “We are delighted to build on our reputation as the go-to UK university for polo players by partnering with the Federation of International Polo and are particularly grateful to Nicholas Colquhoun-Denvers, President of FIP, for his eagerness to work with us in this way.
“As well as the monetary value of the award, we are confident that the title of ‘FIP Youth Ambassador’ will be of great benefit to our polo scholars, both on and off the field.”
The polo scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper, in recognition of his sporting prowess and exceptional leadership skills.
Prince Filippo, the heir to a noble Florentine family, was in his first year of study for the BA (Hons) International Business at the University when his life was cut short by a tragic accident in 2016. The scholarship celebrates Filippo’s life and the promise he showed, both on and off the field.
This scholarship is awarded through competition.
To enter the competition for the 2018/19 Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship in association with the Federation of International Polo, students must be holding an offer from Regent’s University London, as well as submit:
- a 500-word statement setting out their eligibility for the scholarship and what polo means to them
- video footage of them playing polo
- a reference from a registered polo club