Day Two of May graduation 2022

The Halford Scholarship Programme

For students showing strong academic ability who have overcome significant obstacles to their academic progression

Nottingham alumnus Andrew Halford generously established this major award for undergraduate students entering the University from 2016 onwards. Andrew is an Industrial Economics graduate (1980).

In 2024 the Award offers financial support of £7,500 per year over the ordinary duration of their course to one student. The student will be academically able and aspire to a university education despite circumstances which would ordinarily prevent them from achieving this.

The successful applicant will receive between £22,500 to £37,500 depending on their course duration.

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This is a pre-entry award, meaning applicants will need to apply prior to starting their course in the 2024/25 academic year.*

Are you eligible?

For this scheme you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be hoping to enrol in the 2024/25 academic year* for the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham (UK Campus) and indicate the University of Nottingham as your first choice university
  • Be studying for your first undergraduate degree
  • Have home** funding status 
  • Have a 2022/23 Household Income of between £0-£35,000, as assessed by Student Finance 
  • Not be receiving other substantial sponsorship or scholarship support for your course (University Bursaries and government grants do not affect your eligibility.)

The main criteria for this award, in addition to the criteria outlined above, are:

  • The applicant must have had to face and overcome significant hardship or obstacles to their academic progression
  • A strong academic ability indicating that he/she is likely to achieve a first or upper second class degree
  • Be able to show the beneficial impact the award will have on their time at university

Successful candidates will be expected to provide an annual update on their progress and the impact the scholarship has made which will be shared with the scholarship donor.

Scholars also agree to their academic marks being reviewed to check they are progressing with their studies

How to apply

In the meantime, you can read through the application guidance to help you prepare for future scholarships. 

If you have any questions please contact us by emailing bursaries@nottingham.ac.uk or by calling us on 01158232071 and asking for John Hudson, Claire Lowe or Alison Hickling.



* i.e. Undergraduate courses commencing in either September 2023 or April 2024

**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.