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The St. Nicholas Scholarship

The St. Nicholas Scholarship for September 2024

The St. Nicholas Scholarship will award two students £2,500 per year* (to a total of £7,500) during their Undergraduate studies. The money can be used to enhance the student’s learning and their overall university experience.

The St Nicholas Educational Trust was established in order to provide financial assistance and promote the education of young people in Newcastle.  Northumbria continues to work with the St Nicholas Educational Trust and is delighted to offer the St Nicholas Scholarship for September 2024, which aims to transform the lives of two Northumbria Undergraduate students.

If you are ready to start your university journey with Northumbria, create your best future, and meet the criteria below, APPLY NOW.

Applications close at 16:00 on Monday 01 July 2024.

Terms and Conditions

To be eligible for the St Nicholas Scholarship you must:

  • Be a UK/Home applicant with 'Home' fee status - This includes students domiciled in Jersey, Guernsey, The Channel Islands, Ireland and Isle of Man
  • Be under 25 years old
  • Currently live within the boundaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, and have been a permanent resident within the boundaries of Newcastle upon Tyne for five years or more.  Eligible postcodes include: NE1, NE2, NE3, NE4, NE5, NE6, NE7, and some areas of NE12, NE13 and NE15
  • Have a household income of under £25,000
  • Choose Northumbria as your firm choice by 06 June 2024
  • Meet all individual entry requirements
  • Be a self-funded student (ie, 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)
  • Scottish students must 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*

  • All three-year Undergraduate courses.  If you choose to undertake a course that includes a placement year, the St. Nicholas Scholarship will not be paid in that year

Important Information

  • Students selected for a St Nicholas scholarship will not be eligible for any other Undergraduate scholarship schemes
  • If you apply and are successful for more than one scholarship, you will automatically receive the higher value scholarship
  • The St Nicholas Scholarship is awarded as cash
  • Payments will be made as 25% of total in November 2024, 25% of total in February 2025 and 50% of total in May 2025
  • Students selected for the St Nicholas Scholarship are required to provide a thank you letter to the St Nicholas Educational Trust and to make themselves available to meet with the trustees in person if requested
  • Funding is provided on an annual basis, based on the successful student progressing to the next year of study
  • Progress updates for the donor will be requested at the end of each academic year.  Subsequent payments will not be made until these updates are received
  • If you do not provide a thank you letter and progress updates to the donor, the scholarship will be withdrawn
  • If you defer your place at Northumbria University before the scholarship has been paid, the scholarship offer will be withdrawn
  • If you decide to leave your course after the scholarship payment has been made, the University will not make efforts to reclaim the amount
  • The University's decision is final and cannot be challenged; there is no right of appeal 

Selection Process

  • There is a competitive selection process for this scholarship scheme.  Applicants need to apply via online written application.  In no more than 3000 characters (500 words); 'How will this Award support your aspirations to succeed in Higher Education?' - Applications will be considered on the strength of response against a marking criteria.
  •  We will let you know the outcome of your application following results day in August 2024.

 Last Updated: 18/10/2023

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