Local Scholarships

About Local Scholarships

Local Scholarships are funded by generous private donations to encourage and develop the potential of students from the local area. These scholarships focus on those with a lower income background and/or those who have overcome significant difficulties to come to University. After you graduate, you won't have to repay the funding you receive from a Local Scholarship.

Local Scholarships are largely competitive with a limited number of awards available. We recommend you read through all the options available before submitting your application. Applications are used to assess who most closely meets the eligibility criteria based on the information we're given.

Applications for 2022 Local Scholarships will open in October 2022. 

Please note, scholarships vary year on year. For information about the scholarships for 2021, please see the individual scholarship pages which are linked below.

General eligibility criteria

Students who apply for any of the 2022 Local Scholarships must meet the following general criteria plus the specific criteria of their chosen scholarship:

  • Be enrolling in Autumn 2022 for the first year of a full-time** undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham (UK Campus), this being your year of entry to the University
  • Not have studied for an undergraduate degree before starting at Nottingham
  • Have Home* funding status
  • Not be receiving external sponsorship for your course e.g. from industry/employers (University Core bursaries and government grants do not affect your eligibility)
  • Have had their household income assessed for your statutory government support and consented to share this information with the University

Additional eligibility criteria for each Local Scholarship can be found below.

Local Scholarships available 

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Ethel and Kevin B Malone scholarship Fund (supported by FUN America Inc.)

For lower income students who live and attended school or college in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire

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The Greenaway Scholarship

For lower income students who live and attended school or college in the East Midlands


How to apply

To be considered for a Local Scholarship, you must complete an application. 

Applications for the 2022/23 Local Scholarships will open in October 2022

When applications open, we will release guidance notes with additional information for each scholarship and tips on what information to include when you apply.

More funding options

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of funding opportunities for students from lower income backgrounds and/or those who have overcome significant difficulties to come to University. Take a look at some other funding options:

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The Stoneygate Award

For academically able students who face or have overcome personal barriers to attend university.

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Core Bursary

For UK students with a household income of less than £35,000 as assessed by student finance.

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Potential Scholarships

Scholarships to encourage potential in students from lower-income backgrounds or who have faced significant difficulties.


View all scholarships and bursaries

*A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from Student Finance.

**Otherwise eligible part-time students who are unable to study full-time because of a disability should contact the Funding and Financial Support team to discuss their funding options.

Note: All references to household income refer to the figure which is calculated by Student Finance when a student applies to them for means-tested funding.

Please refer to our Data Protection and Confidentiality Statement - for anyone who makes an application for funding from the Funding & Financial Support Team.