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The Bright Futures Scholarships

As one of the most popular universities in the UK we are committed to ensuring that the opportunity to experience and benefit from an education at Leeds Beckett University should be open to all regardless of their background.

To make this a reality, our Bright Futures Scholarships provide financial support to undergraduate students who otherwise might struggle with the costs of their university education. The Scholarships are a cash bursary of £1,000 each, paid in two instalments, the first on the award of the scholarship and the second after the successful completion of the first term. For the 2016/17 academic year we will be awarding nine scholarships.

How our alumni and friends make a difference

Each year the generosity of our alumni and friends means that through the Bright Futures Scholarships, we can make a direct impact on the lives of deserving students. Everyone who has supported these scholarships has made an incredibly valuable decision to offer a brighter future to the next generation of Leeds Beckett students.

“A university education should be a right rather than a privilege, therefore scholarships helping those less fortunate, get my seal of approval. My motivation to donate was really sparked when I heard about how you look to support those who are unable to attend University due to their circumstances, as having had such a great time here I would like to hope that everyone could share the same great university experience that I had,” explains previous supporter Sarah.

As a member of our alumni community or friend of the University you can find out more about our scholarships online, by email, or by phoning 0113 812 3145.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply applicants must:

  • Be the first in your immediate family to attend university.
  • Have a household income less than £25,000.
  • Be a high achiever in your A-Level or equivalent studies, having achieved 320 UCAS points or higher.
  • Be in your first year of study of your first undergraduate degree.

How to apply

There is a three-stage application process for the Bright Futures Scholarship. Applications have now closed for this year.

Stage 1
Applicants must complete the Bright Futures Scholarship application form which will be available via MyHub. Students who we believe are eligible to apply will be contacted and applications will open on Thursday 6 October. The deadline for applications to be completed by is 17:00 on Monday 7 November.

Stage 2
Applicants will then be shortlisted based on their application and applicants will be informed whether or not they have been shortlisted for interview on Thursday 17 November.

Stage 3
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for face-to-face interviews at Headingley Campus on Tuesday 29 November.

Our University has an Equality and Diversity Policy and governance structure that reflects the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community. If there is anything that the Alumni Team can do to make the application process easier for you due to a physical or mental health difficulty, or you would like the information in an alternative format, please contact us by Monday 24 October before applications close on Monday 7 November.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Scholarship or the application process, please contact the Alumni Team.

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