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The Paul Winters Sociology Scholarship for September 2022/23

The Paul Winters Sociology Scholarship for September 2022

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, to a total of £9,000.  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/Home applicant 
  • Have a household income of under £40,000
  • Achieve at least 144 points (or equivalent) from your best three qualifications, for example AAA at A Level or DDD at BTEC
  • Apply for, and be accepted onto, BSc Sociology, to begin at the Newcastle Upon Tyne campus on a Full-Time basis in September 2022
  • Choose Northumbria as your firm choice by 09 June 2022
  • 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 - If you choose to undertake a placement year, the scholarship will not be paid in this year

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 2022, 25% of total in February 2023 and 50% of total in May 2023 and in these months in subsequent years
  • Funding is provided on an annual basis, to a total of £9,000, based on the successful student progressing to the next year of study
  • If you choose to undertake a placement year, the scholarship will not be paid in this year
  • 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 you do not provide a thank you letter and progress updates to the donor, the scholarship will be withdrawn
  • 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
  • If more than one student is eligible based on their point score, we will look at the 10 best overall point scores and following this, the successful student will be chosen on the strength of their UCAS personal statement which will be assessed by the course academic 
  • The successful student will be notified by the end of October 2022

Last updated: 04/02/2022

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