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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 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 2021. Each award is worth £3,250 for each year of the student’s three-year taught undergraduate degree, paid in termly instalments.

The Stoneygate Award Programme is competitive, and applicants must meet all the eligibility criteria as outlined below. 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 will need to consider this requirement carefully when accepting your award.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be a UK applicant for fee paying purposes
  • Be starting your first year of undergraduate study at NTU in September 2021
  • Resident in the UK for the past three years
  • Must have ABB (or equivalent) at A-Level (predicted or achieved)*
  • Must be from a socially/economically disadvantaged background
  • Must be living in a disadvantaged area, including those with low participation in HE, as defined by POLAR data
  • Must live within a commutable distance to Nottingham, within the Nottingham Travel to Work Area
  • 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.

    * Mitigating circumstances may be considered if grades not met.

Deadlines for applying

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

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Course start date

Deadline for scholarship application

September 2021

30 June 2021 at 4 pm (final deadline)

Terms and conditions for The Stoneygate Award Programme

  1. To be eligible for consideration for the Stoneygate Award Programme, applicants must:
    • have been offered a place on an eligible BSc, BEng or BA undergraduate course;
    • have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years;
    • have ABB at A level or equivalent (achieved or predicted grades) – mitigating circumstances may be considered where grades not met;
    • live within the Nottingham Travel to Work Area;
    • be from a socially or economically disadvantaged background;
    • from an area of low participation in HE, as defined by POLAR data; and
    • be classed as a UK student for tuition fee purposes.
  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 with NTU before submitting your scholarship application.
  3. This scholarship is open to UK applicants only. Please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/internationalscholarships for further information on scholarships for international students.
  4. Students who receive sponsorship (i.e. some or all of your tuition fees are being paid) from their employers, government or a funding body are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award.
  5. Applicants may only apply for a scholarship once per academic year per offer of a place on a qualifying 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 2021 or January 2022.
  7. Applicants must be a UK 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.
  8. Applications received after 16:00 GMT (4 pm) on the day of the deadline will automatically be considered for the next available deadline. For example, application forms submitted after the first deadline and before the second deadline, will be considered for the second deadline.
  9. Applications received after the final deadline will not be considered.
  10. This application form is for eligible undergraduate courses only. Please do not use this form to apply for postgraduate scholarships or research funding.
  11. 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, is available. This scholarship is not available for students on part-time courses.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Applicants will be informed whether they have (or have not) been awarded a scholarship (and of the value of the scholarship award they have been awarded) within four weeks of the application deadline dates.
  15. 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 within the deadline when requested, then NTU reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship and award the scholarship to another candidate.
  16. 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 statement careful thought and preparation, and that you refer to the criteria provided.
  17. 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.
  18. 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:
    1. Write a thank you letter to your donor which introduces yourself (providing your name and subject of study);
    2. 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, subject of study;
    3. Attend an introduction event during your studies at NTU, where you will:
      1. Meet other scholarship winners and members of NTU staff;
      2. Get advice on how to write your thank you letter and end of year report.
    4. Attend other University events, from time to time, to meet and thank donors.
  19. In the event that a student who has been awarded a scholarship fails to complete an eligible course or withdraws from the course and chooses to retake the course or undertake 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.
  20. 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.
  21. If a student suspends their studies they will not be eligible to receive further instalments. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Students are obliged to inform NTU immediately of any change 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.
  26. If a student makes a false or materially incorrect declaration that resulted 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.
  27. If NTU makes a payment which was not expected (i.e. was not in the scholarship payment schedule that they were given 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.
  28. NTU’s decision in all matters relating to the scholarship is final.

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