Dr Pauline Polkey Masters Scholarship - School of Arts and Humanities
Please be advised the final application deadline for September 2023 entry has now passed. Scholarship applications submitted after 4pm (BST) on Wednesday 28 June 2023 will not be considered. Find out about our other bursaries and scholarships and if you're eligible to apply.
Thanks to the generosity of the Ellis family and Excel Computer Holdings Ltd, we are pleased to be able to offer the Dr Pauline Polkey Masters Scholarship in memory of Dr Pauline Polkey, a valued and inspirational lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities at NTU.
The award will support two talented students with exceptional academic potential who need help with meeting the costs of studying at university.
These prestigious awards are open to applications from students who have an offer of a place on a postgraduate degree in the 2023/24 academic year within the School of Arts and Humanities.
This scholarship scheme is competitive, and we award scholarships to the applicants who most closely meet or exceed the criteria for the award. The scholarship decision is made by an awarding committee and all decisions of the committee are final.
Each award is worth £6,750. The scholarship will be paid as a cash bursary at the start of the academic year. If you are a part-time student, your bursary will be paid proportionally at the start of each academic year.
Please note that this is one of a number of awards offered by Nottingham Trent University and details of the range of available awards can be found here. Prospective students can apply for more than one named scholarship/award/tuition fee reduction, however you will only be awarded a maximum of one in your first year of study (the highest award that you are eligible for).
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- have an offer on an eligible postgraduate course within the School of Arts & Humanities
- have United Kingdom as country of nationality recorded on the course application.
Preference may be given to those living in disadvantaged areas - including those with low participation in HE - as defined by Office for Students POLAR data.
Applications received after 16:00 BST (4pm) on the day of the deadline will not be considered.
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Course start date
Deadline for scholarship application
28 June 2023 at 4 pm (final deadline)
1. To be eligible to apply for the Dr Pauline Polkey Masters scholarship, applicants must:
- have been offered a place on an eligible Arts & Humanities Masters postgraduate course; and
- have United Kingdom as country of nationality recorded on the course application
2. Please do not send your scholarship application before, or with your application to study at NTU. You must have received an offer of a place on an eligible course and been allocated an NTU ID number before submitting your scholarship application.
3. This scholarship is open to UK national applicants only. Please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/internationalscholarships for information on scholarships available for international students.
4. Students who receive sponsorship (i.e., some or all of your tuition fees are being paid for) from their employers, government or a funding body are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award.
5. Applicants may only apply for this scholarship once per academic year per offer. The offer of a place must be on an eligible course.
6. Applicants are only eligible to apply for a scholarship if they are due to enrol on the first year of a course in September 2023.
7. NTU cannot consider applications from students who are currently studying at NTU unless progressing onto a new postgraduate course.
8. Applications received after 16:00 BST(4pm) on the day of the deadline will not be considered.
9. This application form is for eligible postgraduate taught master’s courses only. Please do not use this form to apply for undergraduate or research funding.
10. If you have been made an offer of a place to study on a one year full-time or two year part-time postgraduate master’s course, scholarships of up to £6,750 are available. Scholarships are not available for sandwich courses i.e., those with a placement year.
11. The scholarship will be awarded as a cash bursary which will be paid at the start of the academic year. If you are a part-time student, your bursary will be paid proportionally at the start of each academic year.
12. It is expected that any money received as part of the scholarship will be spent helping to meet the costs of studying at university, and receipts may be requested.
13. Prospective students can apply for more than one named scholarship/award/tuition fee reduction; however you will only be awarded a maximum of one in your first year of study (the highest award that you are eligible for).
14. If you have been awarded any other scholarship, bursary and / or fee reduction from NTU in addition to this scholarship, the maximum amount awarded will not exceed half the tuition fee, with the exception of candidates who are awarded a full-fee scholarship or Sport Scholarship.
15. The scholarship is not transferable and will not be awarded if you choose to defer your entry to a different start date, or if you choose to transfer to a different course at NTU. Students must re-apply for the scholarship should it still be available.
16. Changes to course route (FT/PT) on the same course do not impact the scholarship awarded.
17. Applicants will be informed whether they have (or have not) been awarded a scholarship (and of the value of the award) within four weeks of the application deadline date.
18. The scholarship will be awarded when an applicant accepts their scholarship offer, accepts, and meets the conditions of their course offer, and is eligible to enrol on the course. If you do not formally accept the scholarship by the given deadline, then NTU reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship and award it to another candidate.
19. Scholarships are competitive and selection is based on the information provided on the scholarship application form. It is, therefore, of great importance that you give your scholarship statements careful thought and preparation, and that you refer to the criteria provided on the application form.
20. If your scholarship application is successful, we may ask you to become a student ambassador or appear in online and/or printed marketing materials for NTU, such as the Alumni Magazine. For example, providing a student profile, quote, case study and photograph which may be used to promote NTU and NTU’s scholarship schemes and courses. Your name and course will be printed in the annual Donor Report. If you do not wish for us to use your data in this manner, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing NTU.email@example.com
21. As a recipient of a donor-funded scholarship, you are expected to be involved in the following activities to assist the University in thanking donors for their donation, and to demonstrate the impact that donor-funded awards have on students and NTU:
o Writing a thank you letter to your donor which introduces yourself (providing your name and subject of study) and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org;
o Writing an end-of-year report which will be shared with your donor to explain the impact that the scholarship has had on your studies and your university life;
o From time to time, you will be invited to attend other University events to meet and thank donors.
You will receive information and advice about completing all of the above, including the deadline by which you will need to do so after you have enrolled at the university. Please note that failure to provide the requested information and/or engage in these activities may result in a delay to your scholarship payment(s).
22. In the event that a student who has been awarded a scholarship fails to complete an eligible course, chooses to retake the course or undertakes another eligible course then the scholarship will not be applied again, regardless of the reason for doing so. Students must re-apply for the scholarship if it is still available.
23. If a student is required to repeat an academic year of study (either in full or in part), the scholarship will be suspended during the repeat year of study.
24. Should a student withdraw from their course whilst owing a proportion of their tuition fees to NTU, application of the scholarship shall be at the discretion of NTU, and the scholarship may be withdrawn.
25. Students are obliged to inform NTU immediately of any changes to their circumstances, which may affect their entitlement to receive the scholarship. In the event of failure by a student to notify NTU promptly of any such changes, NTU will be entitled to reverse any fee adjustments made or adjust (as appropriate) the scholarship amount.
26. If a student makes a false or materially incorrect declaration that results in NTU awarding them a scholarship/bursary, then the scholarship will be cancelled, and the fee adjustment may be withdrawn.
27. NTU’s decision in all matters relating to the scholarship is final.
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