Donor Funded Scholarships and Bursaries

Students at the University of Salford

It is through the generosity of our alumni, friends, and industry partners that we are able to provide a range of donor-funded scholarships and bursaries for talented students at the University of Salford who would otherwise find it difficult to fund their studies. 

Scholarships & Bursaries for 2021/22

Below is a summary of each scholarship and bursary available for the 2021/22 academic year, and to apply you must meet the individual eligibility criteria and: 

  • Be registered as a full-time student at the University of Salford.
  • Be a resident of the United Kingdom – if you are international student, please visit International Scholarships.
  • Submit your application prior to the deadline – any applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

If you are a student and would like to know more about additional financial support for your studies, please visit Fees and Funding.

Please note that more details are to come once applications go live - these are handled by the Schools and students will be notified via internal channels, including Blackboard, of how and when to apply. 

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

AECOM Women in Construction Scholarship

The AECOM Women in Construction Scholarship has been funded by AECOM, one of the largest infrastructure consultancy firms, to help increase the number of women studying in the field.

There is 1 scholarship available for a Level 4 (Year 1), undergraduate student completing a degree in Construction Project Management

Eligibility criteria Value of award Start date
  • Female student – Our data shows that we have a low representation of female students in this subject area, so this Scholarship has been designed to help increase the number of women in construction-related fields.
  • From a low-income background: a household income of £25,000 or less per annum (please see below for a full definition).
£9,000 over three academic years Autumn 2021

David Tupman Engineering Scholarship

Salford alumnus and former Vice President of Apple, David Tupman, has generously funded this Scholarship. 

There is 1 scholarship available for a Level 4 (Year 1), undergraduate student completing a degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering

Eligibility criteria Value of award Start date
  • Female student – Our data shows that we have a low representation of female students in this subject area, so this Scholarship has been designed to help increase the number of women in STEM-related fields.
  • From a low-income background – a household income of £25,000 or less per annum (please see below for a full definition).
  • Your permanent home address must be located in the North West of England - 
  • Have at least 112 UCAS points or equivalent.
£9,000 over three academic years Autumn 2021

Hg Access to Tech Scholarship

Hg is Europe’s largest investor in software and technology, with an investment portfolio of 40 businesses across Europe and North America, a collective value of over $70bn and around 50,000 employees.

Hg is passionate about talent and skills within the tech industry, and established a grant-giving charity - The Hg Foundation - in 2020, with a focus on breaking down barriers to access tech education and careers.

In line with this wider initiative, Hg is supporting the new Access to Tech Scholarship programme, principally initiated and funded by Hg’s Executive Chairman and Senior Partner, Nic Humphries, who is also a Salford alumnus.

There are 5 scholarships available for Level 4 (Year 1), undergraduate students completing a degree in a STEM course - Science, Technology (Computing), Mathematics or Engineering related programmes. 

Eligibility criteria Value of award Start date
  • From a low-income background – a household income of £25,000 or less per annum (please see below for a full definition).
£9,000 over three academic years Autumn 2021

JS Engineering Scholarship

The JS Engineering Scholarship has been gifted by an anonymous donor.

There is 1 scholarship available for a Level 4 (Year 1), undergraduate student completing an Engineering degree. 

Eligibility criteria Value of award Start date
  • From a low-income background – a household income of £25,000 or less per annum (please see below for a full definition).
  • Your permanent home address must be located in the North West of England.
  • Have at least 112 UCAS points or equivalent.
£9,000 over three academic years Autumn 2021

MLG Women in STEM Scholarship

The Mid-level Giving (MLG) Women in STEM Scholarship has been funded by the donations from mid-level donors of the University who selected this as a priority area.

There is 1 scholarship available for a Level 4 (Year 1), undergraduate student completing a degree in a STEM course - Science, Technology (Computing), Mathematics or Engineering related programmes. 

Eligibility criteria Value of award Start date
  • Female student – Our data shows that we have a low representation of female students in this subject area, so this Scholarship has been designed to help increase the number of women in construction and STEM-related fields.
  • From a low-income background – a household income of £25,000 or less per annum (please see below for a full definition).
£3,000 over three academic years Autumn 2021

Peter Casey Scholarship

Peter Casey, founder of The Casey Group, funds this Scholarship to award high-achieving students.

There is 1 scholarship available for a Level 4 (Year 1), undergraduate student completing a degree in Quantity Surveying or Construction Project Management

Eligibility criteria Value of award Start date
  • From a low-income background – a household income of £25,000 or less per annum (please see below for a full definition).
£3,000 over three academic years Spring 2022

TWf Scholarship

The Temporary Works forum (TWf), an organisation which works within the temporary works industry, charitably gifted this Scholarship to support students with specific research interests.

There are 3 scholarships available for Level 5 (Year 2), undergraduate students completing an Engineering degree, with an interest in learning more about temporary works in the construction industry. 

Eligibility criteria Value of award Start date
  • From a low-income background – a household income of £25,000 or less per annum (please see below for a full definition).
  • Interest in specific research topics around temporary works - topics will be agreed between TWf, MGF, and the University in areas such as soil arching.
£4,500 over two academic years Spring 2022

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Haworth Graduate Art Scholarship

The Haworth Charitable Trust has supported Fine Art education at the University of Salford since 2012, and have generously funded this Scholarship to enable a graduate who desires to continue their practice on figurative art with the opportunity to perfect their skills through access to studio space, mentoring, and financial support. 

There is 1 scholarship available for a Level 6 (Year 3) student studying one of our Art courses, with a focus on figurative art, upon their graduation in Summer 2022. 

Eligibility criteria Value of award Start date
  • Must have achieved at least a Merit in their undergraduate degree, with a focus on figurative art, at Salford. 
£3,000 Summer 2022

MLG Performance Graduate Scholarship

The Mid-level Giving (MLG) Performance Graduate Scholarship has been funded by the donations from mid-level donors of the University who selected this priority area. 

There are 2 scholarships available for Level 6 (Year 3) students studying one of our Performance-based courses upon their graduation in Summer 2021. 

Eligibility criteria Value of award Start date
  • Must have achieved at least a Merit in a performance-based undergraduate degree at Salford. 
£3,000 Summer 2021

Please note these scholarships have already been awarded. 

AR Performance Graduate Scholarship

The AR Performance Graduate Scholarship has been generously funded by an anonymous donor. 

There are 3 scholarships available for Level 6 (Year 3) students studying one of our Performance-based courses upon their graduation in Summer 2021. 

Eligibility criteria Value of award Start date
  • Must have achieved at least a Merit in a performance-based undergraduate degree at Salford. 
£3,000 Summer 2021

Please note these scholarships have already been awarded. 

University-wide

Believe Grants

The Believe Grants are for care leaver, Level 4 (Year 1) undergraduate students, and generously funded by the donations from donors of the University who selected this priority area.

Eligibility criteria Value of award Start date
  • Care leaver - generally someone who has been in the care of their local authority for a period of 13 weeks or more around their 16th birthday. You could have been in foster care or living in residential accommodation (find out more). 
£3,000 over three academic years Autumn 2021

Santander Universities 19-22

Santander Universities Global Division has worked in higher education since 1997, with a network that spans over 70 UK universities and over 1,000 academic institutions in 20 different countries. 

The University of Salford has an established partnership with Santander Universities and recently entered a new Agreement in 2019 to support several University streams, including:  

Plug into Salford

Plug into Salford is a transition programme aimed at making the jump from Further Education (FE) into Higher Education (HE) easier for students. The three-day programme helps students to find out what support is available at the University, talk through any worries, and meet students and ambassadors from a similar background.

The programme is open to students from Salford City College, who are the first in their family to attend HE and have an offer to study at the University of Salford. On completion of the programme, students are eligible for a £1,000 bursary during their first year to support their studies. 

Please note these scholarships have already been awarded. 

 

A low-income background

To evidence a low-income background – household income of £25,000 or less per annum – the student must have provided Student Finance (England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland) with sufficient information to enable a full financial assessment, with consent from the student and their sponsor(s) to share this data with the University. The University of Salford will then use the result of the financial assessment to confirm low-income eligibility.

Application

Applications are handled by the Schools, and students will be notified via internal channels, including Blackboard, of how and when to apply. 

 

Terms and conditions

Before applying for a donor-funded scholarship or bursary, please read our terms and conditions

  1. Donor-funded scholarships and bursaries are available to applicants who are:​​​
    • A UK resident.
    • Studying full-time, on-campus for the duration of their programme.
    • Studying an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate programme – please refer to the eligibility criteria for each scholarship programme. 
  2. Our current scholarships and bursaries are not available to students studying a foundation year, part-time, a degree apprenticeship, distance or blended learning, or where the programme is delivered through a partner institution; however, this is subject to change.
  3. If you have already received a scholarship, you will not be eligible to apply for another.
  4. To accept the award, students must complete a Grant Acceptance form and Student Payment Account form – these will be sent to successful applicants directly. 
  5. No award is confirmed until we have verified that you are registered at the University of Salford and engaged with your course – this will be done with Student Records.
  6. All decisions are confidential, and recipients must not share the information via social media or other platforms, such as LinkedIn, until permitted by the Alumni Engagement & Development team.
  7. You can apply for more than one scholarship or bursary, but you are only eligible to receive one award.
    • If you are eligible to apply for more than one of the donor-funded scholarships or bursaries, you will have the opportunity to notify us of this towards the end of the application form – please only submit one application form.
  8. The University may cancel any award at any point and seek repayment of any monies already paid by appropriate means if the student is found to have claimed under false information.
  9. If your academic progress is deemed to be unsatisfactory or you no longer meet the eligibility criteria, the University will terminate the scholarship/bursary and you will no longer be eligible for the award in subsequent years. Satisfactory progress is defined as progressing onto the next stage of your programme of study at the first attempt without reassessment.
  10. Awards will not normally be terminated, nor repayment required on the basis of academic failure, but will not be paid during any repeat year or part-year.
  11. If a student completes an industry placement year, they will not receive any funding during that year – payments will continue upon your return to the University.
  12. If a student withdraws from their studies or is required to withdraw, no further payments will be made, and you may be required to repay the grant awarded to you.
  13. The University reserves the right to terminate an award and demand repayment on funds already paid, in case of disciplinary action against an award-holder.
  14. All donor-funded scholarship and bursary recipients must consent to:
    • Us using your photo and any written materials or videos you have produced to publicise our scholarships.
    • Submitting at least two written or video updates for the donor during every academic year.
    • Attending a virtual or in-person ‘meet and greet’ with the donor.
    • Participating in additional activities organised by your donor, these may include workshops or industry experience opportunities – any additional obligations will be made clear to each scholarship/bursary recipient before being awarded.
  15. All decisions are final. We are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
Campus Open Day

At Salford, we are always looking to establish new scholarships, bursaries, and prizes to support students from a range of widening participation backgrounds and across all fields of study.

If you are a friend, alumni, industry partner, or charitable trust/foundation and would like to find out more about establishing your own Scholarship Programme, please visit our Giving webpage or contact our Strategic Development Manager, Sophie Ball, for more information.