A university journey that begins with you.

A place at university can transform a young person’s world. But too many bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds find barriers are in their way.

We believe that talented students should not miss out on higher education because of where they come from or how much money they have. A scholarship could be the difference between lost potential and a future doctor, teacher or scientist.

But talent needs a catalyst. Donate today and you can help students from all backgrounds say 'yes' to their university dream.

Trent Building and group of students.

You can make a real difference to the lives of bright prospective students, giving them the confidence to choose Nottingham, whatever their background.

9 people giving £10 a month, will give a talented student a Nottingham Potential Scholarship for one year.

Make your gift today

  • Help them belong - a scholarship gives a student the opportunity to enjoy university life to the full, allowing them to join clubs and societies they may otherwise miss out on
  • Help them succeed - you can help relieve financial pressures on disadvantaged students who would otherwise be forced into part-time work and endanger their academic success
  • Help them flourish - your help can inspire students to raise their aspirations and become the supporters of the future

Every year there are many incredibly talented individuals that would benefit from a scholarships but miss out due to demand. 

Thanks to generous donations already receieved,1,655 students have secured a Nottingham Potential Scholarship since 2015 and were able to start their university journey.

But we need your help in order to be able to give more students the help they need to unlock their potential here at Nottingham.

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Without the scholarship I wouldn’t have been able to go to university. It’s only thanks to help that people like me can live up to their hopes and dreams in the future. The cost of living is extremely high and there are some disadvantaged students such as myself who just wouldn't be able to afford it without the help of others.

Mathew, Meng Hons


Support future students on their university journey

You can make a life-changing difference to a talented student with a donation to Nottingham Potential Scholarships.

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