The Witty Entrepreneurial Scholarship
Sir Andrew Witty, former Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, and his family have generously established this major new scholarship programme for undergraduate students entering the University from 2017. Sir Andrew graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1985 with a joint Honours BA in Economics and was the CEO of GlaxoSmithKline from 2008.
Their generous gift has established an innovative programme of undergraduate scholarships for promising student entrepreneurs from lower-income backgrounds.
We are now closed for applications for September 2021 and will re-open for September 2022 applications in March 2022.
What is the Witty Entrepreneurial Scholarship?
The Witty Scholarship offers financial support and entrepreneurial skills development for undergraduate students. Discovering innovative ideas, finding new ways of working, setting up a business, creating a distinctive career path or supporting social enterprises, all are ways Witty Scholars can get ahead of the pack. This programme is based in the Ingenuity Lab, Jubilee Campus.
Witty Scholars can access*:
An annual £ 500 cost of living allowance per academic year
Up to £1,500 towards an internship or business start-up costs
An ‘Advantage’ Fund to support extra-curricular costs of up to £300 per year
Funds to support Social Enterprise initiatives established during the Ingenuity Event or Global Ingenuity challenges
Specific Witty Scholar membership to the Ingenuity Lab
One to one mentoring support for business or career development
Resources and seminars to assist with growing your own business and developing your personal employability skills
Who can apply to be a Witty Scholar?
In order to meet the criteria of the Witty Entrepreneurial Scholarships, students have to be:
Have a household income of £35,000 or less, as assessed by student finance
Demonstrate an entrepreneurial aptitude
Please see the application form for full criteria and further details
How do I apply?
Application guidance notes - please read these before submitting an application.
For further information about the scheme contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the application process contact the Funding and Financial Support team
*Advancement is subject to regular engagement with the programme