Sunderland Care Leavers' Scholarship 2013/14
£1,500 cash scholarship in each year of your course (worth up to £6,000)
The Sunderland Care Leavers' Scholarship awards £1,500 for each year of your course.
Over a three-year course this scholarship would be worth £4,500, and over a four-year course it would be worth £6,000.
To apply for this scholarship you must be a full-time 'home' undergraduate student. 'Home' students are those who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of their course.
You must also have at least one of the following:
- Have 'former relevant care leaver status' according to the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000. This status applies to people under the age of 25 who were 'looked after' by the local authority for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14 and ending after the age of 16.
- Have been privately fostered up to the age of 16
- Have been the subject of a 'special guardianship order' and were 'looked after' immediately prior to the making of the order
Students applying for some Foundation degrees at partner colleges can also apply for this scholarship. Please see the full list of eligible partner college programmes for more information.
This scholarship is guaranteed for all applicants who meet the criteria.
How to apply
Everyone who meets the eligibility criteria will automatically receive this scholarship - you do not have to apply for it.
If you tick 'Yes' to being a Care Leaver on the UCAS application form you will automatically be sent a letter and an application form for this scholarship.
If you choose not to disclose this information on the UCAS application form, please email the University of Sunderland’s Looked After Young People and Care Leavers Team to let us know that you are eligible: email@example.com
All correspondence with the Looked After Young People and Care Leavers team is confidential.
For full details about our scholarships and eligibility criteria, please refer to our Scholarships Guidance Notes 2013 (.pdf).
For further information or advice, please contact the Scholarships Team: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0191 515 2865.