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A university education and an enriching student experience should not be limited by financial constraints.
Will you help support the aspirations of the brightest and best students?
In today’s changing landscape of university funding, we want to ensure that financial concerns do not limit the ambition of those with the ability to achieve academic excellence.
The University offers scholarships and bursaries as part of a comprehensive financial support scheme, administered through a professional financial support service.
Nottingham Potential Awards (merit and income-based)
Admission through academic merit for talented students from lower- and middle-income families, aligned with the University’s Widening Participation programme.
Case Study - Jason Tomlinson, 38, studying BSc Honours in BioChemistry
Nottingham Excellence Awards (merit-based)
Admission and support throughout studies for academic excellence.
Case Study - Alistair Drury, Masters in Mechanical Engineering, 2011
Nottingham Aspire Awards (merit-based)
Support for extra-curricular activities to encourage students to develop skills beyond their academic course for the benefit of the student, the University and the global community.
Case Study - Alex McLean, Law, 2007
The University is dedicated to enabling the most talented students to study at Nottingham and to achieve their full potential. In turn, this will enable new generations of Nottingham graduates to make an even greater contribution to society, locally, nationally and internationally.
What will your Impact be?
Your support for Scholarships and Bursaries will have a genuine impact on students’ ability to realise their ambition.
Looking back on my years at Nottingham in the late 1960s and early 70s, our situation must sound unbelievably cushy to today’s students. And we thought we were badly off! Yet we paid no tuition fees, and many students also qualified for grants, which covered the cost of accommodation, food, heating, with enough left over for books, bicycles, beer and music – more or less all the priorities of student life.
So it’s really been a no-brainer to dig a little way into my wallet to support the Nottingham scholarship programme. I know that my contribution is a drop in the ocean, hardly an answer to the immense problems and challenges facing today’s generation of students. But if it can help just one student worry that bit less, and enjoy that bit more all the fantastic opportunities that Nottingham offers, it’s worth it, many, many times over.
Diana Wright, Financial columnist, The Sunday Times, Philosophy, 1970