Denise Coates Foundation Bursary

Could you benefit from a bursary?

We know going to university can sometimes be expensive, but local charity the Denise Coates Foundation is offering to help new and existing Staffordshire University students with bursaries for eligible applicants.

 

Sarah Degg, a recipient of the award said – “This money will help me immensely while I am at Staffordshire University as at the moment I only work one day a week. It will help towards buying the books that I need and also buying a good quality business suit for upcoming interviews for work experience.

 

Eligibility Criteria

£1,500 1st year undergraduate

Prospective students must meet the following criteria in order to eligible to apply for the one of the bursaries on offer:

  • First year undergraduate only
  • Be from and currently living within a 20 mile radius of one of our campuses (These campuses are Stoke-on-Trent, Blackheath Lane, Lichfield and Shrewsbury)
  • Attain high achieving grades via the UCAS ranking system
  • Have joined the University from a College or School 6th form having studied A levels or a BTEC
  • Paying full tuition fees (full-time student)
  • Have a household income of below £25,000 per annum that is assessed by their award authority and have given consent for this information to be shared by the University
  • Studying a non-funded course
  • Be the first-degree course taken, regardless of whether the course was completed or not
  • To not have repeated any year of the course being taken

 £1,000 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate

Students must meet the following criteria in order to eligible to apply for the one of the bursaries on offer:

  • Students must be achieving an average of 60% or over (1st or a 2:1) in current University assessments
  • Be from and currently living within a 20 mile radius of one of our campuses (These campuses are Stoke-on-Trent, Blackheath Lane, Lichfield and Shrewsbury)
  • Have joined the University from a College or School 6th form having studied A levels or a BTEC
  • Paying full tuition fees (full-time student)
  • Have a household income of below £25,000 per annum that is assessed by their award authority and have given consent for this information to be shared by the University
  • Studying a non-funded course
  • Be the first-degree course taken, regardless of whether the course was completed or not
  • To not have repeated any year of the course being taken

How to Apply

To apply please submit a personal statement detailing why you believe you should be chosen to receive the bursary. The statement should be no more than 250 words and should outline:

  • Your achieved grades
  • The route you have taken to enter University
  • How studying at Staffordshire University will help you fulfil your ambition
  • What goals you hope to achieve

This is your chance to show the University Development team who you are and why you deserve this bursary.

Remember, there are a limited number of bursaries available, so this is your chance to stand out from the crowd.

Please submit this via e-mail to samantha.nuttall@staffs.ac.uk

The decision on whether your application has been successful will be received by Friday 8 September 2017.

The bursary will be paid in two instalments (one will be cash and the other will be through Unicard). Students must be in full attendance for these payment dates.

A bursary award evening will be held during October 2017, and successful applicants will be expected to attend to receive the first part of their funds.

Unicard can be used across sites on campus and in all University venues.

Students must be actively engaged in their studies, with failure to do this resulting in the bursary being taken away from them.

They must also be willing to be involved in University publicity campaigns e.g. social media, web, magazines if required.

Bursary Payment Exemptions

  • The University will conduct a review of a student’s bursary if progress or performance in their studies is deemed to be unsatisfactory without an appropriate reason for this.
  • If the scholar ceases to no longer be a registered full-time student at the University or they take up full-time employment whilst in receipt of the bursary, no further payments will occur.
  • The University has the right to withdraw an award from anyone who is found to have misled the institution about any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of any monies already paid to them.
  • Staffordshire University reserves the right to revise or amend these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. All decisions made by the Development and Alumni Relations Office are final.

 

 

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