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The Paul Winters Scholarship September 2020

The Paul Winters Scholarship for September 2020

The Paul Winters Scholarship was established to support a BSc Sociology student through their university journey.  Since studying Sociology at Northumbria University, Paul has enjoyed a successful career and recognises the impact of his time at Northumbria in a personal and professional capacity. The aim of his gift is to transform the life of a Northumbria undergraduate student.

The Paul Winters Scholarship will award one full-time BSc Sociology student with £3,000 cash per year during their undergraduate studies. The money can be used to enhance the student’s learning and their overall university experience. 

At Northumbria, we are passionate about bringing together our inspirational courses, forward-thinking staff and innovative students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. If you are ready to start your university journey with Northumbria, create your best future, and meet the criteria below, then apply for your course now to be automatically considered for the Paul Winters Scholarship.

Terms and conditions

To be eligible for the Paul Winters Scholarship you must:

  • be a UK/EU applicant 
  • have a household income of under £16,000
  • apply for, and be accepted onto, BSc Sociology, to begin at the Newcastle upon Tyne campus on a full-time basis in September 2020
  • choose Northumbria as your firm choice by 04 June 2020 (TBC)
  • meet all individual course entry requirements
  • be a self-funded student (i.e. not in receipt of sponsorship or other funding for the payment of fees, such as employer funding)
  • apply for one or more elements of the Government Student Finance package (for example, tuition fee loan, maintenance loan) in order for your application to be means-tested
  • register with Student Finance England (SFE), Student Finance Wales (SFW) or Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI)
  • as a Scottish student, register with Student Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) and apply to be means-tested for maintenance funding, in order that SASS can send your data to Student Finance England
  • agree to share consent via your Government Finance Provider with Northumbria University

Eligible courses

  • BSc Sociology – full-time at the Newcastle upon Tyne campus

Important information

  • Students selected for the Paul Winters Scholarship will not be eligible for any other undergraduate scholarship schemes
  • The Paul Winters Scholarship is awarded as cash
  • Payments will be made as 25% of total in November 2020, 25% of total in February 2021 and 50% of total in May 2021 and in these months in subsequent years (TBC)
  • Funding is provided on an annual basis, based on the successful student progressing to the next year of study 
  • The successful student will be required to send a thank you letter to the donor
  • The successful student will be expected to provide yearly progress updates with the donor as appropriate
  • If the successful student defers their place at Northumbria University before the scholarship has been paid, the scholarship offer will be withdrawn
  • If the successful student decides to leave the course after the scholarship payment has been made; the University will not make efforts to reclaim the amount, however any subsequent payments will be cancelled and the scholarship offer will be withdrawn
  • The University's decision is final and cannot be challenged; there is no right of appeal

Selection process

  • Students who are eligible for the Paul Winters Scholarship will be identified by Northumbria University post-enrolment, there is no separate application form
  • The successful Paul Winters Scholarship student will be chosen from eligible students at random, and the successful student will be notified by the end of October 2020



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