Our scholarships

Students who show outstanding achievement can be rewarded with financial support during their studies through a scholarship.

Scholarships are non-repayable in most cases; however, they are competitive due to limited availability. Students can apply for the scholarship of their choice and applicants are assessed based on how closely they fit the criteria.

We have a range of scholarships available for those with different skills, abilities and backgrounds. Explore the scholarships below to find one that’s right for you.

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Potential Scholarships

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

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Witty Entrepreneurial Scholarship

For students from lower-income backgrounds who are interested in entrepreneurship.

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Travel Scholarships

For students who will be travelling or studying abroad as part of their course.

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Sports scholarships

For academy, national or international standard sportspeople to receive financial and training support.

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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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Subject-based scholarships

A range of competitive scholarships based on the subject you are studying to help you excel in your area of interest.

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Local Scholarships

For students who live and/or attended school in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire or the wider East Midlands area.

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Scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees

For students who are seeking or have been granted asylum in the UK

More funding options

If you don’t meet the criteria for these scholarships or are unsuccessful in your application, you may still be eligible to receive a bursary.

Some of our bursaries have unlimited availability, so you are guaranteed to receive funding if you meet the eligibility criteria.

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