University scholarship news and launches

Our round-up of the latest college scholarship launches and news from universities and higher education institutions from around the world
May 26 2017


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US: StudySoup launches scholarships for international students

Online learning forum StudySoup has opened scholarship applications for international students looking to study in the US. The company will offer $1,000 to one student for 10 months to help them fund their hopes of studying at a US university. To be eligible students must be attending high school and either be accepted to an accredited US university or college or already be attending a higher education institution in America. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2017.

More information can be found here

UK: The Unite Foundation opens applications for scholarships for estranged students and students in care

Applications for the Unite Foundation's free accommodation scholarships for estranged students or young people in care are now open. Before applying students must check that their first choice university is part of the Unite Foundation Network. Application forms must be submitted to the university of choice, who will then submit the form to the Unite Foundation. Universities must submit the forms by 1 June 2017, so students are advised to complete the application before this date.

More information can be found here

UK: BAFTA scholarship programme

The BAFTA scholarship programme is now accepting applications until 12 June. The programme enables British citizens needing financial support, to take an industry-recognised course in film, television or games. 

Each BAFTA scholar will receive up to £12,000 toward their annual tuition fees, as well as mentoring from an industry professional and will have free access to BAFTA events around the country. 

Additionally three individuals can apply for one of the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros. 

The recipients will have their fees funded by Warner Bros. and will experience a work placement within the Warner Bros. group of companies, access to a Warner Bros. mentor and invitations to a series of industry masterclasses.

BAFTA is also offering scholarships for British citizens to study in China or Hong Kong. These scholarships aim to encourage cross-cultural exchange between UK and Chinese nationals. 

More information can be found here

UK: Queen Mary University creates a new scholarship to celebrate 130th anniversary

Queen Mary University of London is celebrating its 130th anniversary by launching a new scholarship for students. The Anniversary Scholarship for Civic Engagement will be awarded to students who it believes have contributed positively to society. Worth £5,000 per year for each year of study, the scheme is designed to acknowledge those who have applied their skills, knowledge or time to benefit the public good.

It is available to undergraduate students enrolling at QMUL from 2018, and is available to all applicants (UK, EU and overseas) who are predicted AAA at A-level or equivalent. 

More information can be found here.

US: Drake University creates scholarship partnership to boost student body diversity

Drake University in Iowa has signed an agreement with three historically black universities and colleges to guarantee that graduates will receive a scholarship upon admission to Drake’s law and pharmacy programmes.

The aim of these scholarships is to increase diversity among Drake’s student body. The partnership with Lincoln University, Missouri; The Lincoln University, Pennsylvania; and Kentucky State University in Kentucky aims to encourage more black students to study law and pharmacy at the institution.

Candidates who meet Drake Law’s admission requirements will be guaranteed admission and a renewable scholarship covering at least half of the annual cost of tuition. This begins with students enrolling at Drake Law in autumn 2017.

Students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, will be awarded a scholarship of at least $10,000. The scholarship may be renewed in the second, third, and fourth years. This will begin in autumn 2018. 

More information can be found here.

UK: Three homeless young people have been awarded full scholarships to London university

Three homeless young people have been awarded a scholarship to study at Ravensbourne, London, as part of a partnership with Accumulate, a social enterprise which aims to empower young people who are homeless.

The Access to Higher Education scholarships for studying design and digital media were awarded to Jayakrishanth Narayanan, Luke Smith and Deluxe Mwengula following their photography work as part of Accumulate’s new exhibition “Made by Us”.

On the course the recipients will be mentored by Ravensbourne students, who will pass on the creative skills they have learned and provide networks and advice to help the students progress and build confidence. This is the third year that this partnership has helped to encourage young, homeless people to attend university.

More information can be found here.

Iraq: The American University of Iraq launches new scholarship fund

The American University of Iraq, Suleiman has launched the Blake and Bailey Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. It was created by former US Army officer, Francis Stanton Blake who donated $25,000 to the university to create the permanent fund.

The scholarship fund will support eligible students with tuition, fees and course-related expenses of up to $1,000. Applications are open to students on all undergraduate programmes at the university, and will be awarded on demonstrated financial need and academic merit. 

Further information can be found here.

US: New scholarship to tackle US nursing shortage

The CVS Foundation has awarded the Rush University College of Nursing at, Chicago, a $5,000 scholarship to help students working towards becoming a family nurse practitioner.

The grant is part of the CVS Health Foundation Advance Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant Scholarship programme, which launched earlier this year and aims to tackle a shortage of family nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the US. Students will be selected to receive scholarships by the university if they have good academic standing and are pursuing an advance practice nursing doctorate as a family nurse practitioner. Scholarship recipients must also intern or volunteer with an organisation that supports under-represented populations. At least 25 per cent of the school’s scholarship funds will be awarded to bilingual students.

More information can be found here.

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