Ocean’s Eleven Scholarship for advanced studies

Organised by WeareBettors
Deadline: 30 September 2017
Fund: £300
Awarded for advanced studies (Bachelors, Master Degrees, PH.Ds)

Brief description:

At, we believe gambling is an entertainment like any other, reflects the irreducible part of chance in life, helps to face the seriousness of life and teaches to control risks.

Each quarter, offers to 1 student from around the world a £300 fund, in order to pursue a Masters Degree Program in the social or economic area.

No geographic restriction applies.


An essay on the movie “Ocean’s Eleven” by Steven Soderbergh will be required to show their motivation. Your essay should be at least 2000 words and at maximum 5000 words. Try to explain how the movie succeeds to reveal the mechanism of the land-based casinos  like Genting (how to retain players, how fierce is the competition between the casinos, how they protect their secrets,…)

Number of Scholarships:

1 for November 2017


To be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Any Postgraduate Programme offered in a university
  • No geographical restriction
  • Sending the essay and few lines about you and your personal project.

2017 Scholarship Schedule:

  • Open for Applications: August 08, 2017
  • Application Deadline: September 30, 2017
  • Application Review Process: October 1-15, 2017
  • Winner Announced: October 16, 2017

Application Process

What to include with your application:

  • Your Full Name
  • School Info: Your first choice if you have not made a final decision
  • 2000 – 5000 words essay

Send your essay to [email protected] before September 30, 2017

Winner of the previous scholarship (De Niro Scholarship, summer 2017)

I am very honoured to be the recipient of the scholarship! In September I will be moving from Canada to the UK to start my Master’s in Development Studies at the London School of Economics. I am extremely excited to be able to live and study in London, and the money from this scholarship will be a great contribution to help me fund my living costs. My intention is to use this money to enjoy the beautiful city of London while I learn and research the complex nature of tackling poverty in the developing world.

Rebecca Kong will be attending the London School of Economics in September 2017, pursuing an MSc in Development Studies.

For current applicants, we recommend the reading of her brilliant essay on the movie “Casino”.