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The 1974 Business School Scholarship

The 1974 Business School Scholarship for September 2024

The 1974 Business School Scholarship will award one Business student £2,000 during the first year of their Undergraduate degree only.  The money can be used to enhance the overall university learning experience.

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.

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 NOW.

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

Terms and Conditions

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

  • Be a UK/Home applicant - This includes students domiciled in Jersey, Guernsey, The Channel Islands, Ireland and Isle of Man
  • Have a household income of under £35,000
  • Apply for, and be accepted on to of of the eligible Business School courses* to begin at the Newcastle Upon Tyne campus on a Full-Time basis in September 2024
  • Choose Northumbria as your firm choice by 06 June 2024
  • 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 2024.  Degree Apprenticeship courses are not eligible for the scholarship.

Important Information

  • The student selected for The 1974 Business School Scholarship will not be eligible for any other Undergraduate scholarship schemes
  • Should you apply and be successful with more than one scholarship, you will automatically be awarded the higher value scholarship
  • The 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
  • Funding is provided in the first year of study only
  • 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
  • If you defer your place at Northumbria University before the scholarship has been paid, the scholarship offer will be withdrawn
  • If you are required to resit your first year, the scholarship will not be paid again
  • 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: 10/04/2024

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