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About the Maycock-Whileman Scholarship

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The Maycock-Whileman Scholarship offers financial support to students who have been granted asylum to the UK on the basis of refugee status. 

This award has been established as a result of a generous donation to the University from the late Mrs Betty Whileman and provides £1,000 per year to successful recipients for the length of their course. The award is paid directly to the successful recipients and does not have to be paid back after you graduate.

To be considered for this award, students must submit an application so we can assess their eligibility against the criteria. This page will be updated when applications re-open. 

Are you eligible?

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Granted asylum in the UK on the basis of refugee status
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Household income of less than £35,000 as assessed by student finance
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Have Home fee status and enrolled on a full-time undergraduate degree


Eligibility criteria explained

To receive the award in 2022, you must:

  • have been granted asylum in the UK on the basis of refugee status
  • be enrolled on a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham (UK Campus)
  • be liable for the £9,250 tuition fee
  • have Home* funding status
  • have a household income, as assessed by Student Finance, of below £35,000 and have consented to share this information with the University
  • not be on a NHS funded course
  • not be in receipt of the Nottingham Potential Bursary (the Core Bursary does not affect your eligibility for this award)

How to apply

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To apply for this award, you must submit an online application. The closing date for submitting the online application form is 23 June 2023.

Applications are assessed after the start of the academic year. If you are eligible for an award, the award wil appear in the Financial Aid section of your MyNottingham portal within 4 weeks of application. If we need to contact you about your application, we will send an email to your university email address.


How to appeal

If you are unhappy with the outcome of  your application for a Maycock-Whileman Scholarship you should initially contact us to discuss your concerns. If, after an explanation of the assessment of your application, you are still not satisfied and feel that there has been a procedural inconsistency you should contact the Financial Support Manager who will advise you on the University's procedure in relation to financial support appeals.


Please note, any appeal must be made within 4 weeks of the date of the email you receive notifying you of the outcome of your application.

More funding options

If you are seeking asylum in the UK but it's not been granted yet, you may be eligible for the following funding:

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WH Revis Article 26 Scholarship

For students who are seeking asylum in the UK and can't access government financial support


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*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.

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