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The Stoneygate Award Programme

Thanks to the generosity of The Stoneygate Trust, we are delighted to be able to offer The Stoneygate Award Programme. The programme will support up to three 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 starting a full-time undergraduate degree in September 2023. Each award is worth £3,250 for each year of the student’s three-year taught undergraduate degree (excluding any placement year), paid in termly instalments.

The Stoneygate Award Programme is competitive, and applicants must meet all the eligibility criteria outlined below. Please do not apply for the award if you do not meet all the eligibility criteria as your application will not be considered. The scholarship decision is made by an awarding committee and all decisions of that awarding committee are final.

Please note, if your application is successful, your attendance and academic performance will be monitored. In order to remain eligible for the Stoneygate Award Programme you will be expected to achieve 95% attendance and a 2:1 average each academic year. You must consider this requirement carefully when accepting your award.

If offered, an award will be based on the condition that grades ABB at A-level (or equivalent level 3 qualifications) are achieved prior to the start of the undergraduate course. Should the level 3 grade requirements not be met, the award will be withdrawn. Mitigating circumstances may be taken into consideration if applicable.

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).

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply applicants must:

  • have been offered a place on an eligible BSc, BEng or BA undergraduate course for September 2023;
  • have ABB at A-level (or equivalent level 3 qualifications) achieved or predicted*
  • be from a socially or economically disadvantaged background or an area of low participation in HE, as defined by Office for Students POLAR data;
  • have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years; *
  • have a home address (as supplied in your course application) in one of the following postcode areas: Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, or Rutland
  • be classed as a Home student for tuition fee purposes; and
  • have United Kingdom as country of nationality recorded on the course application.

* mitigating circumstances may be considered where grades are not met

Preference may be given to applicants with a household income of less than £25,000 per annum**, who are the first in their family to attend university, those in care, or who have previously been eligible for free school meals.

**Please note that we rely on information provided by Student Finance England to assess household income. Please ensure you have registered with Student Finance England and provided all income assessed evidence, a minimum of 6 weeks before the scholarship deadline.

Deadline for applying

Applications received after 16:00 BST (4pm) on the day of the deadline will not be considered.

Timings are in BST:

Course start dateDeadline for scholarship application
September 202326 April 2023 at 4 pm

Terms and conditions - The Stoneygate Award Programme

1. To be eligible to apply for the Stoneygate Award Programme, applicants must:

  • have been offered a place on an eligible BSc, BEng or BA undergraduate course;
  • have ABB at A-level (or equivalent level 3 qualifications) achieved or predicted*
  • be from a socially or economically disadvantaged background or an area of low participation in HE, as defined by Office for Students POLAR data;
  • have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years;
  • have a home address (as given in your course application) in one of the following postcode areas: Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, or Rutland
  • be classed as a Home student for tuition fee purposes: and
  • have United Kingdom as country of nationality recorded on the course application

* mitigating circumstances may be considered where grades are not met

Preference may be given to applicants with a household income of less than £25,000 per annum**, who are the first in their family to attend university, those in care, or who have previously been eligible for free school meals

**Please note that we rely on information provided by Student Finance England to assess household income. Please ensure you have registered with Student Finance England and provided all income assessed evidence, a minimum of 6 weeks before the scholarship deadline.

2. If offered an award, it will be based on the condition that grades ABB at A-level (or equivalent level 3 qualifications) are achieved prior to the start of the course. Should level 3 grade requirements not be met, the award will be withdrawn. Mitigating circumstances may be considered if applicable.

3. 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.

4. This scholarship is open to UK national applicants only. Please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/internationalscholarships for information on scholarships available for international students.

5. 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.

6. Applicants may only apply for this scholarship once per academic year per offer. The offer of a place must be on an eligible course.

7. Applicants are only eligible to apply for this scholarship if they are due to enrol on the first year of an eligible course in September 2023.

8. Applicants must be a UK national student starting a new undergraduate course. NTU cannot consider applications from students who are currently studying at NTU unless progressing onto a new undergraduate course.

9. Applicants must have a home address within the following postcode areas: Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, or Rutland. The home address provided as part of the scholarship application must match the address provided in the course application.

10. Applications received after 16:00 BST (4pm) on the deadline date will not be considered.

11. This application form is for eligible undergraduate courses only. Please do not use this form to apply for postgraduate scholarships or research funding.

12. If you have been made an offer of a place to study on an eligible three year full-time or four-year sandwich course, three scholarships of £3,250 per year of study, excluding your placement year, are available.

13. The scholarship will be awarded as a cash bursary, which will be paid in termly instalments for the duration of your study, excluding your placement year.

14. 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.

15. 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).

16. 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.

17. Changes to course route (FT/SW) on the same course do not impact the scholarship awarded.

18. Applicants will be informed whether they have (or have not) been awarded a scholarship (and of the value of the scholarship award) within four weeks of the application deadline date.

19. The scholarship will be awarded when an applicant accepts their scholarship offer, accepts and meets the conditions of their course offer and the scholarship eligibility criteria, 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.scholarships@ntu.ac.uk.

22. 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 Write a thank you letter to your donor which introduces yourself (providing your name and subject of study);

o Write 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 – within the report you will be expected to provide your name and subject of study;

o Attend an introduction event during your studies at NTU, where you will:

  • Meet other scholarship winners and members of NTU staff;
  • Get advice on how to write your thank you letter and end of year report.

o Attend other University events, from time to time, to meet and thank donors.

23. 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 should it still be on offer.

24. In the event that a student who has been awarded a scholarship withdraws from the course or their studies are terminated (by the student or by NTU), they will not be eligible to receive further instalments.

25. If a student suspends their studies, they will not be eligible to receive further instalments.

26. Following a period of suspension and upon resumption of studies, NTU may, at its discretion, review and, where appropriate, reinstate a student’s entitlement to the scholarship or bursary.

27. 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 and no payments will be made.

28. If a student fails to maintain a minimum 95% average attendance throughout the academic year, NTU may withdraw the scholarship and the student will not be eligible for any future payments in that academic year. NTU may be entitled to recover any payments made for repeated failure to maintain 95% average attendance throughout subsequent academic years.

29. If a student fails to maintain a 2:1 average grade throughout the academic year, NTU may withdraw the scholarship and the student will not be eligible for any future payments in that academic year. NTU may be entitled to recover any payments made for repeated failure to maintain a 2:1 average grade throughout subsequent academic years.

30. Students are obliged to inform NTU immediately of any changes in 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 recover any payments made or adjust (as appropriate) the scholarship amount.

31. 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 no further payments will be made. Depending on circumstance, NTU may attempt to recover some or all of any payments already made.

32. If NTU makes a payment which was not expected (i.e., was not in the scholarship payment schedule provided to the awardee at the start of the academic year), the student must let NTU know as soon as they are aware that this has happened. NTU will be entitled to recover any payments made in error.

33. NTU’s decision in all matters relating to the scholarship is final.

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