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The 1974 Business School Scholarship for September 2023

The 1974 Business School Scholarship

At Northumbria, we are passionate about bringing together our inspirational courses, forward-thinking staff and innovative students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.  Northumbria University is delighted to launch The 1974 Business School Scholarship for September 2023 entry.

The scholarship was set up by a Business School alumnus to celebrate the 50 year anniversary since he and his cohort graduated in the hope that it enables a talented student to come to Northumbria and achieve their potential, creating their own lifetime of memories.  This cohort was one of the very first to study Business Studies at Newcastle Business School.  Some of this cohort, now spread across the globe, recently came back together to visit Northumbria and rekindle memories created so long ago.

The 1974 Business School Scholarship will award one highly gifted Business student studying on one of the below eligible courses* £2,000 throughout the first year of their Undergraduate degree only.  The money can be used to enhance the overall university learning experience.

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 1974 Business School Scholarship.

Terms and Conditions

To be eligible for The 1974 Business School Scholarship you must:

  • Be a UK/Home applicant 
  • Achieve at least 144 points (or equivalent) from your best three qualifications, for example AAA at A Level or DDD at BTEC
  • Have a household income of under £40,000
  • Apply for, and be accepted onto of of the eligible Business School courses* to begin at the Newcastle Upon Tyne campus on a Full-Time basis in September 2023
  • Choose Northumbria as your firm choice by 08 June 2023
  • 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*

  • All Full-Time Undergraduate Newcastle Business School courses studied at the Newcastle upon Tyne Campus beginning in September 2023.  Degree Apprenticeship courses are not eligible.

Important Information

  • The student selected for The 1974 Business School Scholarship will not be eligible for any other Undergraduate scholarship schemes
  • The scholarship is awarded as cash
  • Payments will be made as 25% of total in November 2023, 25% of total in February 2024 and 50% of total in May 2024
  • Funding is provided in the first year of study only
  • 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
  • If you are required to resit your first year, the scholarship will not be paid again
  • The successful students will be required to send a thank you letter to the donor
  • A progress update for the donor will be requested at the end of the first year of study
  • If you do not provide a thank you letter and a progress update to the donor, the scholarship may 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 1974 Business School 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
  • The successful student will be notified by the end of October 2023

Last Updated: 12/12/2022


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