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Sport (Women's Coaching and Officiating) Scholarship for September 2023

Northumbria University is committed to supporting students with outstanding abilities in both their academic studies and wider interest areas.

The University is launching the Undergraduate Sport (Women’s Coaching and Officiating) Scholarship for the first time this year.  The scholarship is aimed at enabling aspiring women coaches and officials to gain financial support for living costs and professional development at Northumbria University and will award successful students with £2,000 per year throughout their Undergraduate degree.

The scholarship is open to highly gifted women who are applying to study on a Full-Time Undergraduate programme in any Faculty/Subject at the University in the academic year 2023/24.

Apply Now.  The scholarship closes at 16:00 on Thursday 31 August 2023.

Terms and Conditions

The Undergraduate Sport (Women’s Coaching and Officiating) Scholarship is open to highly gifted women, and you must also:

  • Be a UK/Home applicant (Home includes UK students and those eligible to pay home fees)
  • Achieve at least 144 points (or equivalent) from your best three qualifications, for example AAA at A Level or DDD at BTEC
  • Be actively engaged as a coach or umpire/official to at least club or county level and hold/be working towards a minimum Level 2 qualification in a NGB recognised sport
  • Apply and enrol to study on an Undergraduate Northumbria University course on a Full-Time basis at the Newcastle Upon Tyne campus, starting in September 2023
  • Choose Northumbria as your firm choice by 08 June 2023
  • Meet all individual entry requirements
  • Be a self-funded student (i.e., not sponsored by an employer)
  • Register with Student Finance England (SFE), Student Finance Wales (SFW), Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI) or Student Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS).
  • Agree to share consent via your Student Finance Provider with Northumbria University. 

Important Information

  • Students selected for the Undergraduate Sport (Women’s Coaching and Officiating) Scholarship 2023 will not be eligible for any other Undergraduate scholarships including Performance Sport scholarships
  • The Scholarship is awarded as cash (£2,000) and will also involve professional development in the form of mentoring
  • The Scholarship is awarded in the First year of Undergraduate study.  Second and Third year funding is dependent upon the student’s successful engagement and progress throughout the previous year
  • If you are undertaking a placement year, funding will not be provided in this year
  • Payments will be made as 25% of total in November 2023, 25% of total in February 2024 and 50% of total in May 2024
  • If you are undertaking a Foundation Year you are not eligible for the scholarship
  • If you are progressing from a Foundation Year studied at Northumbria or another institution, you are not eligible for the scholarship
  • 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 re-sit your first year, the scholarship will not be paid again
  • The University's decision is final and cannot be challenged; there is no right of appeal

Selection Process

  • To apply, students must complete a Sport (Women’s Coaching and Officiating) Scholarship application form.  If short-listed, evidence of sport qualification and endorsement by the applicant’s club or National Governing Body must also be provided.
  • Selection will be based upon the strength of the application form however, it will also take into consideration opportunities that there are for the student to receive mentoring support from the University or a partner organisation within the sport

  • The successful applicants will be notified once the evaluation panel has met, by no later than Friday 15 September 2023

Last Updated:09/10/2022

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