50th Anniversary scholarships
For some of the most gifted students, a scholarship or bursary is vital. Almost all our undergraduates come from state schools, 36 per cent from low-income families and 16 per cent from neighbourhoods where few people go on to higher education. As many as 2,000 students ask for financial help each year.
To mark our 50th Anniversary, we want to give more people the opportunity to learn, grow and achieve.
We have a unique fund which matches your money – halving the costs for donors who want to support a PhD student. A full PhD scholarship in a science subject would typically cost £75,000, for example, but now costs around £37,500 – or £12,500 a year.
Master’s degrees boost careers, but funding for taught postgraduate courses has been withdrawn, so fees will have to rise. But those considering further study will already have paid undergraduate fees of up to £27,000 – with maintenance loans on top.
If you can help to support postgraduate study, contact us or fill in an online donation form.
“I knew I had to go to university, but no one in my family had ever gone - and my dad and mum couldn’t support me. You have inspired me, and I hope one day to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me. I hope to become a teacher, to show young people the rewards of doing well in education.”
Jeanette Wiseman received a scholarship in 2010-11. This is part of her thank you letter.
There has been a huge increase in the number of graduates in the last 15 years – and a matching increase in demand in the economy for highly trained people. We believe it is vital that a university education continues to be accessible to everyone who could benefit from it.
If you can help to support undergraduate study, contact us or fill in an online donation form.
Maintenance grants and bursaries
Living on campus can cost an undergraduate up to £8,000 a year – and that allows them less than £50 for food, and much less for books, clothes and leisure. Many students need help with these costs – and others, such as research materials.
If you can help to support students, contact us or fill in an online donation form.