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Denise Coates Foundation Bursary

Applications for this bursary are now closed.


Could you benefit from a bursary?

We know going to university can sometimes be expensive, but local charity the Denise Coates Foundation is offering to help new and existing Staffordshire University students with bursaries for eligible applicants.

Eligibility criteria

£1,500 1st year undergraduate

Prospective students must meet the following criteria in order to eligible to apply for the one of the bursaries on offer:

  • First year undergraduate only

  • Be from and currently living within a 20 mile radius of one of our campuses (These campuses are Stoke-on-Trent, Blackheath Lane, Lichfield and Shrewsbury)

  • Attain high achieving grades via the UCAS ranking system

  • Have joined the University from a College or School 6th form having studied A levels or a BTEC

  • Paying full tuition fees (full-time student)

  • Have a household income of below £25,000 per annum that is assessed by their award authority and have given consent for this information to be shared by the University

  • Studying a non-funded course

  • Be the first-degree course taken, regardless of whether the course was completed or not

  • To not have repeated any year of the course being taken

£1,000 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate

Students must meet the following criteria in order to eligible to apply for the one of the bursaries on offer:

  • Students must be achieving an average of 60% or over (1st or a 2:1) in current University assessments

  • Be from and currently living within a 20 mile radius of one of our campuses (These campuses are Stoke-on-Trent, Blackheath Lane, Lichfield and Shrewsbury)

  • Have joined the University from a College or School 6th form having studied A levels or a BTEC

  • Paying full tuition fees (full-time student)

  • Have a household income of below £25,000 per annum that is assessed by their award authority and have given consent for this information to be shared by the University

  • Studying a non-funded course

  • Be the first-degree course taken, regardless of whether the course was completed or not

  • To not have repeated any year of the course being taken

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

The Denise Coates Foundation have generously confirmed they will donate again and support even more students.

As there are a limited number of bursaries available, remember to put your all into the application. Ensure you review before submitting, check your spelling and ultimately outline your goals and ambitions and explain with passion how this bursary will help you to achieve.

Applications close at midnight on September 30th 2019.

All applicants will know the outcome of their application by October 31st 2019.

The bursary will be paid in two instalments (one will be cash and the other will be through Unicard). Students must be in full attendance for these payment dates.

Unicard can be used across sites on campus and in all University venues.

Students must be actively engaged in their studies, with failure to do this resulting in the bursary being taken away from them.

They must also be willing to be involved in University publicity campaigns e.g. social media, web, magazines if required.

Bursary Payment Exemptions

  • The University will conduct a review of a student’s bursary if progress or performance in their studies is deemed to be unsatisfactory without an appropriate reason for this.
  • If the scholar ceases to no longer be a registered full-time student at the University or they take up full-time employment whilst in receipt of the bursary, no further payments will occur.
  • The University has the right to withdraw an award from anyone who is found to have misled the institution about any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of any monies already paid to them.
  • Staffordshire University reserves the right to revise or amend these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. All decisions made by the Development and Alumni Relations Office are final.