Salford Advantage Scholarships
At the University of Salford, we believe the range of challenges a student experiences, whether personal or financial, should never prevent them from achieving their dreams.
Thanks to the generosity of our donor community, we were able to launch the Salford Advantage Scholarship in 2013 to provide students with the greatest need, from a low-income background with a non-repayable award.
Students from across the University were able to apply for the Scholarship, regardless of the nature of their degree, and we are very thankful for the vast number of students our donors have helped over the years.
"Without my bursary, I would be struggling to afford equipment for my course because it is very expensive. In addition, I don’t get ant sort of help from my family with money, so I would be on my own. Thank you so much for giving me the chance to support myself through my course."
"Thank you for this opportunity, your gracious act of kindness has allowed me to escape from my troubles and potentially nurture my future. You didn’t have to do this, and I find it amazing that people who have no idea about who I am or what I have experienced can believe in me and support my own and other people’s dreams."
"Without the help of the bursary, my life would be completely different. I would be struggling financially, and this would, no doubt, have impacted upon my studies. I can’t thank you enough."
"Without the generous bursary I feel I would not be able to fully engage in my course with the wide variety of materials that are needed for an arts degree. This support will enable me to develop as an artist whilst being confident in my financial and housing stability. Your generosity is truly wonderful, and I greatly appreciate being a recipient of this bursary. Thank you!"
BA (Hons) Visual Arts - please note this course is no longer running
"This bursary has certainly had an impact on more than my studies, it makes me feel appreciated as an individual and proud of the adversity I have overcome to make it to the point in my life I am at now. There are many difficulties students face in regular day-to-day life and to know that there are a group of people who don’t even know us and that are helping us to reduce the impact that our extra personal issues could have on our academic life is a really satisfying feeling. They will never truly know how much they have helped us."
"I honestly do not know if there is a way to thank the donor for this bursary, it is an amazing opportunity and I appreciate it more than anything. I am not used to this kind of support and I will always be grateful for this."
"I would like to say a massive thank you to the donor. This support has and will continue to help people who have had a difficult upbringings and make them feel supported and valued. One day, I hope to become a donor and help other people coming from similar situations to mine in the way you have, and for that I really cannot thank you enough."
"Receiving this scholarship allows me to study without worrying about financial difficulties. I would really like to thank you for your support. To know that there are people out there that believe in my education is amazing. I really appreciate this bursary, so thank you."
"I want to say a big thank you to the person who has helped me and made my bursary possible. I really appreciate it because it has changed my life in all aspects – the most important things being my family, my studies, and my future. Thank you."
"Without the bursary to help, my life would be considerably more difficult. I want to say a massive thank you to the donor who has made my bursary possible. It means so much to me that you have made this gesture, and that you care enough to help. A good deed never goes unnoticed and this really does mean the world to me."
"I do not believe I would still be on my course if it were not for the bursary, as I would simply not be able to afford it. Put simply, this bursary will enable me to achieve a private pilot’s license. I would like to send special thanks to the donor who has made my bursary possible, as it will help me achieve my dreams. I dreamt of being a pilot, and with the help of a stranger, my dreams are coming true."
"Whilst I do not know the donor directly, them believing in me is something I am unable to put into words. To feel supported is invaluable to me and will keep me motivated to achieve my end goal of finishing university. I simply cannot thank you enough for this."
"My focus has shifted from ‘how am I going to do this?’ to ‘what can I do from here?’. It has helped me to focus on achieving a good life, rather than worrying about how to get by. I hope one day I can give back in the same way that you have given to me."
"I would like to thank the donor for making this scholarship possible. Your help has allowed me to refocus my finances and purchase not only a car but also my own textbooks and other course materials. I am forever grateful for your generosity!"
"This scholarship will make a difference as it will help me to access the resources needed to reach my goal. It will also help put my mind at ease and not worry about money. Ultimately, this bursary will help me achieve my dream job which will then mean I can give back to people in need of help."
The Salford Advantage Scholarships have been funded by both 'Major' and 'Regular' gifts, and we would like to thank our extraordinary donor community for all they have and continue to do at the University of Salford.