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The Think Strong Female Entrepreneur Scholarship September 2020

The Think Strong Female Entrepreneur Scholarship for September 2020

The Think Strong Female Entrepreneurs Scholarship has been established to support two talented students through their Northumbria University journey.  This scholarship is made possible by the support of an international alumnus, Chris K. Jones, who came to Northumbria from America as part of an exchange programme in the late 1980s. Chris is a life-long entrepreneur, having recently sold his fourth successful company, and has supported several start-up businesses. Chris recognises the need to support female entrepreneurs, and through these gifts he hopes to transform the lives of two Northumbria students. 

The Think Strong Female Entrepreneur Scholarship will award two female undergraduate students studying either BA (Hons) Entrepreneurial Business Management, or BA (Hons) Business with Entrepreneurship, from September 2020 with £2,000 cash per year. The money can be used to enhance the overall university learning 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 Think Strong Female Entrepreneurs Scholarship.

Terms and conditions

To be eligible for the Think Strong Female Entrepreneur Scholarship you must:

  • be a UK/EU applicant 
  • be female
  • have applied for, and be offered a place on: BA (Hons) Entrepreneurial Business Management or BA (Hons) Business with Entrepreneurship for September 2020
  • choose Northumbria as your firm choice by 18 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

  • BA (Hons) Entrepreneurial Business Management and BA (Hons) Business with Entrepreneurship 

Important information

  • Students selected for the Think Strong Female Entrepreneur Scholarship will not be eligible for any other undergraduate scholarship schemes
  • The Think Strong Female Entrepreneur 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 the same months on subsequent years (TBC)
  • Funding is provided on an annual basis, based on the successful student progressing to the next year of study (if applicable)
  • Funding is not provided in the placement year, should the successful student wish to undertake a placement
  • 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 Think Strong Female Entrepreneur Scholarship will be identified by Northumbria University post-enrollment, there is no separate application form
  • The successful

    Think Strong Female Entrepreneur 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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