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Extra-Curricular Scholarships – Apply Now

5 October 2015

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Are you involved in voluntary work? Do you want to volunteer to coach or teach overseas? Perhaps you have the opportunity to present at a conference, or perform at an event, or compete at an elite level. We may be able to help you achieve your goal.

The University runs an Extra-Curricular Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance involvement in extra-curricular activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study.  Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded and students are expected to part-fund activities.

There are two categories you can apply under:

1 – Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK or abroad.

In 2014/15 a range of scholarships were awarded including to students volunteering in Madagascar, Bali, Thailand, Brazil and Sri Lanka as well as volunteering wiht the Girl Guides, a youth theatre company and delivering cycling proficiency courses.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship under this category you need to include information about the charity you will be working for, the hours involved and the location of the work. You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer. The scholarship cannot be awarded to cover the purchase of equipment for you or for a charity. The award is normally based on travel costs and time given to the volunteering activity.

Please note that the Scholarship Funds cannot be awarded to sponsor fundraising activities in aid of another charity.

2 – Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area or elite sport – normally there should be evidence of or recognised potential to participate at a national level).

In 2014/15 scholarships in this category included awards to students competing in a national powerlifting tournament, playing for a national recognised Women’s Super League football club, presenting at an international conference in the USA and competing in the GB Premier Dragon Boat Team in Canada.

The University introduced Sports Scholarships for those competing in sport at an elite level in 2014/15 – information can be accessed from the Sports Performance Administrator. Students in receipt of a Sports Scholarship are not eligible to apply to the Extra-curricular Scholarship scheme.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship under this category you should include as much information as possible on the application form including associated costs.

Applying

To apply for an Extra-Curricular Scholarship please complete an Applicationform downloadable from this post or from firstpoint in the Peirson Building, St John’s Campus.

There are two deadlines for applications – 30th November 2015 and 29th February 2016 – students may only apply once a year.

You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings.  If you have not already booked places or flights you can still apply but any funds awarded will only be released once the booking has been confirmed.

All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel.

Applicants applying by the 30th November 2015 will be notified of the outcome, in writing, before the Christmas holidays. Applicants applying by 29th February 2016 will be notified of the outcome, in writing, before the Easter break.

Applications can be submitted to firstpoint, Peirson Building, St John’s Campus or to Helen Johnstone by email (h.johnstone@worc.ac.uk).

Please note that this fund is not available to pay for the cost of courses run by the University or other organisations, equipment, or to assist with costs associated with independent studies.  If you require financial advise please contact the Money Advice Service .  Retrospective claims will not be considered.

Information on other scholarships and bursaries available can be located here

 

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Extra-curricular Scholarships- Last chance to apply in 2014/15

16 February 2015

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The deadline for applying for an Extra-curricular Scholarship in the 2014/15 academic year is the 27th February 2015.

The University runs an Extra-Curricular Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance involvement in extra-curricular activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study.  Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded and students are expected to part-fund activities.

There are two categories you can apply under:

1 – Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK or abroad.

In 2014 students received scholarships to volunteer on projects in Madagascar, Mexico, Mumbai and Kenya as well as Birmingham.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship under this category you need to include information about the charity you will be working for, the hours involved and the location of the work. You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer.

Please note that the Scholarship Funds cannot be awarded to sponsor fundraising activities in aid of another charity.

2 – Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area or elite sport – normally there should be evidence of or recognised potential to participate at a national level).

In 2014 students received scholarships to assist them with appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, presenting at conferences in Russia, Stockholm and Jerusalem, and competing in a wide range of sports at national level. In 2015 the University introduced Sports Scholarships for those competing in sport at an elite level – information can be accessed from the Sports Performance Administrator. Students in receipt of a Sports Scholarship are not eligible to apply to the Extra-curricular Scholarship scheme.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship under this category you should include as much information as possible on the application form including associated costs.

Applying

To apply for an Extra-Curricular Scholarship please complete an Applicationform downloadable from this post or from firstpoint in the Peirson Building, St John’s Campus.

There are two deadlines for applications – 28th November 2014 and 27th February 2015 (16:00) – students may only apply once a year.

You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings.  If you have not already booked places or flights you can still apply but any funds awarded will only be released once the booking has been confirmed.

All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel.

Applicants applying by the 28th November 2014 will be notified of the outcome, in writing, before the Christmas holidays. Applicants applying by 27th February 2015 will be notified of the outcome, in writing, before the Easter break.

Applications can be submitted to firstpoint, Peirson Building, St John’s Campus or to Helen Johnstone by email (h.johnstone@worc.ac.uk).

Please note that this fund is not available to pay for the cost of courses run by the University or other organisations, equipment, or to assist with costs associated with independent studies.  If you require financial advise please contact the Money Advice Service .  Retrospective claims will not be considered.

Information on other scholarships and bursaries available can be located here

Extra-Curricular Scholarship – Apply Now

14 October 2014

 

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Are you involved in voluntary work? Do you want to volunteer to coach or teach overseas? Perhaps you have the opportunity to present at a conference, or perform at an event, or compete at an elite level. We may be able to help you achieve your goal.

The University runs an Extra-Curricular Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance involvement in extra-curricular activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study.  Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded and students are expected to part-fund activities.

There are two categories you can apply under:

1 – Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK or abroad.

In 2014 students received scholarships to volunteer on projects in Madagascar, Mexico, Mumbai and Kenya as well as Birmingham.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship under this category you need to include information about the charity you will be working for, the hours involved and the location of the work. You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer.

Please note that the Scholarship Funds cannot be awarded to sponsor fundraising activities in aid of another charity.

2 – Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area or elite sport – normally there should be evidence of or recognised potential to participate at a national level).

In 2014 students received scholarships to assist them with appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, presenting at conferences in Russia, Stockholm and Jerusalem, and competing in a wide range of sports at national level. In 2015 the University introduced Sports Scholarships for those competing in sport at an elite level – information can be accessed from the Sports Performance Administrator. Students in receipt of a Sports Scholarship are not eligible to apply to the Extra-curricular Scholarship scheme.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship under this category you should include as much information as possible on the application form including associated costs.

Applying

To apply for an Extra-Curricular Scholarship please complete an Applicationform downloadable from this post or from firstpoint in the Peirson Building, St John’s Campus.

There are two deadlines for applications – 28th November 2014 and 27th February 2015 – students may only apply once a year.

You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings.  If you have not already booked places or flights you can still apply but any funds awarded will only be released once the booking has been confirmed.

All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel.

Applicants applying by the 28th November 2014 will be notified of the outcome, in writing, before the Christmas holidays. Applicants applying by 27th February 2015 will be notified of the outcome, in writing, before the Easter break.

Applications can be submitted to firstpoint, Peirson Building, St John’s Campus or to Helen Johnstone by email (h.johnstone@worc.ac.uk).

Please note that this fund is not available to pay for the cost of courses run by the University or other organisations, equipment, or to assist with costs associated with independent studies.  If you require financial advise please contact the Money Advice Service .  Retrospective claims will not be considered.

Information on other scholarships and bursaries available can be located here

 

Extra-curricular scholarship – last chance to apply in 2013/14 – reminder

23 February 2014

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Are you involved in voluntary work, do you compete at a national level? Or do you want to volunteer to coach or teach overseas?  We may be able to help you achieve your goal

The University runs a University Extracurricular Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance extra-curricular involvement in activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study. Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded.

There are two categories you can apply under:

Category 1 – Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK, or abroad.

In 2012 students received scholarships to volunteer on projects in Madagascar, Peru, Uganda, Thailand and Worcester

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information about the charity you are working for, the hours involved and the location of the work.  You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer.

Please note that the Scholarship Funds cannot be awarded to sponsor fundraising activities in aid of another charity.

Category 2 – Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area or elite sport – normally, there should be evidence of or recognised potential to participate at national level)

Last summer students received scholarships to assist them in participation in national sports competitions in a variety of sports including: rowing, golf, swimming and trampolining. Scholarships were also awarded to assist with attending and presenting at conferences and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information, and evidence, of the costs involved.

To apply for a University Scholarship please complete  the Extra curricula scholarship application form downloadable from this post or from firstpoint in the Peirson Building, St John’s Campus.

There is one further opportunity to apply in 2013/14 with a deadline of the 28th February 2014. You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings.  If you have not already booked places etc you may still apply but any funds awarded will only be released once booking has been confirmed.

All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel and decision communicated to applicants by the end of March 2014.

Please note that successful applicants will be required to participate in some form of feedback on their activity and the form this will take will be notified in the award letter.

Please note that this fund is not available to pay for the cost of courses run by the University.  If you are struggling with course costs or have other financial difficulties please contact the Student Welfare and Financial Advice Service http://www.worc.ac.uk/wfa/  who will be able to advise you.  Retrospective claims will not be considered for the scholarship fund.

Information on other scholarships and bursaries that are available in 2013/14 can be found on the Finance webpages

Extra-curricular scholarship – last chance to apply in 2013/14

3 February 2014

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Are you involved in voluntary work, do you compete at a national level? Or do you want to volunteer to coach or teach overseas?  We may be able to help you achieve your goal

The University runs a University Extracurricular Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance extra-curricular involvement in activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study. Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded.

There are two categories you can apply under:

Category 1 – Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK, or abroad.

In 2012 students received scholarships to volunteer on projects in Madagascar, Peru, Uganda, Thailand and Worcester

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information about the charity you are working for, the hours involved and the location of the work.  You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer.

Please note that the Scholarship Funds cannot be awarded to sponsor fundraising activities in aid of another charity.

Category 2 – Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area or elite sport – normally, there should be evidence of or recognised potential to participate at national level)

Last summer students received scholarships to assist them in participation in national sports competitions in a variety of sports including: rowing, golf, swimming and trampolining. Scholarships were also awarded to assist with attending and presenting at conferences and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information, and evidence, of the costs involved.

To apply for a University Scholarship please complete  the Extra curricula scholarship application form downloadable from this post or from firstpoint in the Peirson Building, St John’s Campus.

There is one further opportunity to apply in 2013/14 with a deadline of the 28th February 2014. You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings.  If you have not already booked places etc you may still apply but any funds awarded will only be released once booking has been confirmed.

All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel and decision communicated to applicants by the end of March 2014.

Please note that successful applicants will be required to participate in some form of feedback on their activity and the form this will take will be notified in the award letter.

Please note that this fund is not available to pay for the cost of courses run by the University.  If you are struggling with course costs or have other financial difficulties please contact the Student Welfare and Financial Advice Service http://www.worc.ac.uk/wfa/  who will be able to advise you.  Retrospective claims will not be considered for the scholarship fund.

Information on other scholarships and bursaries that are available in 2013/14 can be found on the Finance webpages

University extra-curricular scholarships – applications invited

2 October 2013

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Are you involved in voluntary work, do you compete at a national level? Or do you want to volunteer to coach or teach overseas?  We may be able to help you achieve your goal

The University runs a University Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance extra-curricular involvement in activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study. Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded.

There are two categories you can apply under:

Category 1 – Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK, or abroad.

In 2012 students received scholarships to volunteer on projects in Madagascar, Peru, Uganda, Thailand and Worcester

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information about the charity you are working for, the hours involved and the location of the work.  You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer.

Please note that the Scholarship Funds cannot be awarded to sponsor fundraising activities in aid of another charity.

Category 2 – Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area or elite sport – normally, there should be evidence of or recognised potential to participate at national level)

Last summer students received scholarships to assist them in participation in national sports competitions in a variety of sports including: rowing, golf, swimming and trampolining. Scholarships were also awarded to assist with attending and presenting at conferences and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information, and evidence, of the costs involved.

To apply for a University Scholarship please complete  the Extra curricula scholarship application form downloadable from this post or from firstpoint in the Peirson Building, St John’s Campus.

There are two opportunities to apply with deadlines of the 2nd December 2013 and 28th February 2014 – however each student can only apply once. You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings.  If you have not already booked places etc you may still apply but any funds awarded will only be released once booking has been confirmed.

All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel.

Applicants applying by the 2nd December deadline will be advised of the outcome of their applications before Christmas, those applying by the 28th February 2013 deadline will be advised of their outcome by the end of March.

Please note that successful applicants will be required to participate in some form of feedback on their activity and the form this will take will be notified in the award letter.

Please note that this fund is not available to pay for the cost of courses run by the University.  If you are struggling with course costs or have other financial difficulties please contact the Student Welfare and Financial Advice Service http://www.worc.ac.uk/wfa/  who will be able to advise you.  Retrospective claims will not be considered for the scholarship fund.

Information on other scholarships and bursaries that are available in 2013/14 can be found on the Finance webpages

Last chance to apply for a University Scholarship this year

31 January 2013

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Are you involved in voluntary work, do you compete at a national level, want to attend a summer school, or volunteer to coach or teach overseas?  We may be able to help you achieve your goal

The University runs a University Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance extra-curricular involvement in activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study. Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded.

There are two categories you can apply under:

Category 1 – Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK, or abroad.

In 2011 students received scholarships to volunteer on projects in Madagascar, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand and Worcester

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information about the charity you are working for, the hours involved and the location of the work.  You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer.

Please note that the Scholarship Funds cannot be awarded to sponsor fundraising activities in aid of another charity.

Category 2 – Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area or elite sport – normally, there should be evidence of or recognised potential to participate at national level)

Last summer students received scholarships to assist them in participation in national sports competitions in a variety of sports including: rowing, golf, swimming and trampolining.

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information, and evidence, of the costs involved.

To apply for a University Scholarship please complete an Application form downloadable from this post or from firstpoint in the Peirson Building, St John’s Campus.

The deadline is the 1st March 2013. You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings.  If you have not already booked places etc you may still apply but any funds awarded will only be released once booking has been confirmed.

All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel.

Applicants applying by the 1st March 2013 deadline will be notified of the outcome by the end of March 2013.

Completed application forms should be submitted to firstpoint, Peirson Building, St John’s Campus by the 1ST March 2013 (16:00)

Please note that successful applicants will be required to participate in some form of feedback on their activity and the form this will take will be notified in the award letter.

Please note that this fund is not available to pay for the cost of courses run by the University.  If you are struggling with course costs or have other financial difficulties please contact the Student Welfare and Financial Advice Service http://www.worc.ac.uk/wfa/  who will be able to advise you.  Retrospective claims will not be considered for the scholarship fund.

Information on other scholarships and bursaries that are available in 2012/13 can be found on the Finance webpages

Apply now for Extra-Curricular Scholarship

4 October 2012

Are you involved in voluntary work, do you compete at a national level, want to attend a summer school, or volunteer to coach or teach overseas?  We may be able to help you achieve your goal

 The University runs a University Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance extra-curricular involvement in activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study. Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded.

 There are two categories you can apply under:

 Category 1 – Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK, or abroad.

In 2011 students received scholarships to volunteer on projects in Madagascar, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand and Worcester

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information about the charity you are working for, the hours involved and the location of the work.  You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer.

 Please note that the Scholarship Funds cannot be awarded to sponsor fundraising activities in aid of another charity.

 Category 2 – Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area or elite sport – normally, there should be evidence of or recognised potential to participate at national level)

Last summer students received scholarships to assist them in participation in national sports competitions in a variety of sports including: rowing, golf, swimming and trampolining. 

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information, and evidence, of the costs involved.

To apply for a University Scholarship please complete an Application form downloadable from this post or from the Student Records Enquiry Counter in Woodbury.

There are two opportunities to apply this year – the deadlines are the 30th November 2012 and 1st March 2013. You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings.  If you have not already booked places etc you may still apply but any funds awarded will only be released once booking has been confirmed.

 All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel.

Applicants applying  by the 30th November 2012 deadline will be notified of the outcome by the Christmas break.  Applicants applying by the 1st March 2013 deadline will be notified of the outcome by the end of March 2013.

Completed application forms should be submitted to the Student Records Enquiry Desk by the 30th November 2012 or 1st March 2013 (16:00)

Please note that successful applicants will be required to participate in some form of feedback on their activity and the form this will take will be notified in the award letter.

Please note that this fund is not available to pay for the cost of courses run by the University.  If you are struggling with course costs or have other financial difficulties please contact the Student Welfare and Financial Advice Service http://www.worc.ac.uk/wfa/  who will be able to advise you.  Retrospective claims will not be considered for the scholarship fund.

Information on other scholarships and bursaries that are available in 2012/13 can be found on the Finance webpages

Deadline for applying to the University Scholarship Fund

23 February 2012

The deadline for applying for a University Scholarship this academic year is the 1st March 2012 at 4pm.

The University runs a University Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance extra-curricular involvement in activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study. Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded.  Further information can be found here and you can either download a form or you can collect a hard copy of the form from Student Records in Woodbury.

Completed forms should be handed into Student Records in Woodbury by 4pm on the 1st March 2012.  Please note that you are expected to provide evidence of the costs you are hoping to cover from the fund.

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by the end of March via a letter to their term time address. 

The next opportunity to apply to the Scholarship Fund will be the 1st December 2012.

Last chance to apply for a University Scholarship this year

17 January 2012

Are you involved in voluntary work, do you compete at a national level, want to attend a summer school, or volunteer to coach or teach overseas?  We may be able to help you achieve your goal

 The University runs a University Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance extra-curricular involvement in activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study. Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded.

 There are two categories you can apply under:

 Category 1 – Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK, or abroad.

In 2011 students received scholarships to volunteer on projects in Madagascar, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand and Worcester

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information about the charity you are working for, the hours involved and the location of the work.  You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer.

 Please note that the Scholarship Funds cannot be awarded to sponsor fundraising activities in aid of another charity.

 Category 2 – Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area or elite sport – normally, there should be evidence of or recognised potential to participate at national level)

Last summer students received scholarships to assist them in participation in national sports competitions in a variety of sports including: rowing, golf, swimming and trampolining. 

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information, and evidence, of the costs involved.

To apply for a University Scholarship please complete an Application form downloadable from this post or from the Student Records Enquiry Counter in Woodbury.

There is one opportunity left to apply this year – the deadlines is the 1st March 2012. You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings.  If you have not already booked places etc you may still apply but any funds awarded will only be released once booking has been confirmed.

 All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel.

Applicants applying by the 1st March 2012 deadline will be notified of the outcome by the end of March 2012.

Completed application forms should be submitted to the Student Records Enquiry Desk by the 1ST March 2012 (16:00)

Please note that successful applicants will be required to participate in some form of feedback on their activity and the form this will take will be notified in the award letter.

Please note that this fund is not available to pay for the cost of courses run by the University.  If you are struggling with course costs or have other financial difficulties please contact the Student Welfare and Financial Advice Service http://www.worc.ac.uk/wfa/  who will be able to advise you.  Retrospective claims will not be considered for the scholarship fund.

Information on other scholarships and bursaries that are available in 2011/12 can be found on the Finance webpages

Deadline for University Scholarship Applications – 1st December

21 November 2011

Please note that the first deadline for applying for University Scholarships is the 1st December 2011.  These applications will be considered and applicants notified of the outcome of their submission before Christmas.

There will be a second opportunity to apply this year with a deadline of the 1st March 2012.

Please also note that it is essential to provide evidence of the amount you are applying for. Any applications received without this information will not be considered by the Scholarship Panel. Examples of evidence include costs relating to travel expenditure such as information relating to flight costs, accommodation, mileage and information from volunteer organisations.

For more information about the Scheme please read this previous post

University Extra-Curricular Scholarships – Applications Open

13 October 2011

Are you involved in voluntary work, do you compete at a national level, want to attend a summer school, or volunteer to coach or teach overseas?  We may be able to help you achieve your goal

 The University runs a University Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance extra-curricular involvement in activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study. Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded.

 There are two categories you can apply under:

 Category 1 – Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK, or abroad.

In 2010 students received scholarships to volunteer on projects in Madagascar, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand and Worcester

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information about the charity you are working for, the hours involved and the location of the work.  You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer.

 Please note that the Scholarship Funds cannot be awarded to sponsor fundraising activities in aid of another charity.

 Category 2 – Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area or elite sport – normally, there should be evidence of or recognised potential to participate at national level)

Last summer students received scholarships to assist them in participation in national sports competitions in a variety of sports including: rowing, golf, swimming and trampolining. 

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information, and evidence, of the costs involved.

To apply for a University Scholarship please complete an Application form downloadable from this post or from the Student Records Enquiry Counter in Woodbury.

There are two opportunities to apply this year – the deadlines are 1st December 2011 and 1st March 2012. You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings.  If you have not already booked places etc you may still apply but any funds awarded will only be released once booking has been confirmed.

 All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel.

 Applicants applying by the 1st December 2011 deadline  will be notified of the outcome before Christmas. Applicants applying by the 1st March 2012 deadline will be notified of the outcome by the end of March 2012.

Completed application forms should be submitted to the Student Records Enquiry Desk by the 1st December 2011 OR 1ST March 2012. 

Please note that successful applicants will be required to participate in some form of feedback on their activity and the form this will take will be notified in the award letter.

Please note that this fund is not available to pay for the cost of courses run by the University.  If you are struggling with course costs or have other financial difficulties please contact the Student Welfare and Financial Advice Service http://www.worc.ac.uk/wfa/  who will be able to advise you.

 

University of Worcester Bursaries

8 December 2009

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If you are eligible for a bursary and receive all or part of the Maintenance Grant from the Student Loans Company, the standard £500 bursary will be increased to;

£640 if you are awarded part of the Maintenance Grant

or

£770 if you are awarded the whole Maintenance Grant

The university finance office will not be able to arrange the extra payment if they haven’t seen a copy of your Maintenance Grant statement so you should take a copy to the cashier’s office unless they are already aware of your award.

The payments will be made as follows:

5 installments for undergraduates payable on:

15th December 2009
15th January 2010
15th February 2010
15th March 2010
15th April 2010

3 installments for PGCE students payable on:

15th December 2009
15th January 2010
15th February 2010

Change to Interest Rates for Income Contingent (ICR) Student Loans

18 March 2009

Interest on ICR loans has been reduced to 1.5% effective from the 6th of March until further notice. Further information can be found on the Student Loan Repayment Website

Change to Interest Rates for Income Contingent (ICR) Student Loans

18 December 2008

Interest on ICR loans has been reduced to 3% effective from the 5th of December until further notice. Further information can be found on the Student Loan Repayment Website

Payment of University Bursaries

25 November 2008

The dates for bursary payments are as follows.

1. 15th December 2008
2. 15th January 2009
3. 16th February 2009
4. 16th March 2009
5. 15th April 2009

These will be paid directly into bank accounts. You should ensure your bank details are accurately recorded on your SOLE pages.

To receive an enhanced level of bursary you must have submitted a copy of your financial assessment to the Finance Department.

Sensible spending at Christmas

25 November 2008

The University’s Welfare and Financial Advice Team will be holding the above event in the Students’ Union on Monday the 1st of December between 10.00 and 3.00.

Help and advice will be given on maximising income, financial management, sources of financial support for students, budgeting, the real cost of borrowing and so on.

As usual there will be prizes, including a chocolate filled money box, and this particular event will be giving away a variety of Christmas decorations!

University Scholarships

17 October 2008

In 2007 the University launched a new scholarship scheme to assist students with participating in extra curricular activities. You can apply for funding, up to a £1000, to finance extra-curricular involvement in activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study. Students can apply for funds to assist them with a variety of activities and below are some examples of students who were successful in being awarded funding in 2007:

• Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK or abroad.
Several students received funding to assist them travelling to voluntary placements such as with Turning Point and Save the Children. Another group of students received scholarships to assist towards the cost of travelling to the Gambia to provide a football and basketball two week school for local children. It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you stipulate what charity you are working for, the hours involved and the location of the work. You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer.

• Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area; elite sport). Two students received scholarships to assist them with attending the World University Futsal Championships in Slovenia. Another student received a scholarship towards travelling to India and Sri Lanka with the Brownie group she helped run. If you wish to apply under this category you need to provide written evidence that you have been selected and the costs involved.

• Activities which are course-related but voluntary but, if undertaken, are likely to contribute to the scholar’s academic performance. Several students received scholarships to assist them in attending one day storytelling courses which would contribute towards their teaching qualifications. Another student received a scholarship to assist with the cost of attending environmental conferences during the summer, again this contributed towards her academic performance. Again, if you wish to apply for a scholarship in this category you need to provide written evidence of the costs involved and quantify the impact the course will have on your academic performance.

To apply for the scholarship please complete a form which you can access via this blog or from the Student Enquiry Counter in Woodbury. You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application, e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings. Please note that successful applicants will be required to submit a report of the activity for which the scholarship was awarded.

All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel and applicants will be notified of the outcome hopefully in time for Christmas.

Completed application forms should be submitted to the Student Enquiry Counter in Woodbury by the 1st December 2008

Advice for students living off campus

28 September 2008

The University’s Welfare and Financial Advice team are holding an event to offer advice on the welfare and financial aspects of living in shared accommodation off campus. A stand with information and advice will be in the Students’ Union all this week (29th Sept – 3rd Oct) and manned for help and work shops from Tuesday to Thursday. Information will be given about deposits, bill sharing, bill payment, budgeting, maximising income and so on.

Information event for nursing and midwifery students

1 September 2008

The University’s Welfare and Financial Advice Team are holding an information event for nursing and midwifery students in the Students’ Union this Wednesday the 3rd of September. Students can drop in for help and advice on financial support anytime between 10.30 and 3.00.