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Unite Foundation Accommodation Scholarship 2019/20

Students who are estranged from their family, or care leavers can now apply for the Unite Foundation Scholarship.

Unite Scholarship

Leeds Beckett University is pleased to announce our third year of participating in the Unite Foundation Scholarship Scheme.

The Unite Foundation is a charitable trust focusing on enabling young people under 25 to make the most of educational opportunities.

The Unite Foundation Scholarship Scheme provides free accommodation for three years of undergraduate study. Currently, five Leeds Beckett students are benefiting from a Unite Foundation Scholarship. To date, 344 young people have been awarded a Unite Foundation Scholarship with 83 having graduated. In 2019/20 another 70 scholarship places will be available between 27 partner universities.

Who is eligible to apply?

Emphasis is placed on supporting young people with academic ability and ambition for whom access to a secure home is particularly meaningful; this includes students who have previously been in care or are estranged from their parents.

The full eligibility criteria for applicants are set out below;

  • Aged 25 or under
  • A care leaver or estranged from your family
  • Starting or studying your first undergraduate degree
  • Holding UK home fee status 
  • Applying to/studying at a partner university

The accommodation will be within a Unite Students building, and, as the UK’s leading manager and developer of student accommodation in the UK, Unite Students is also the Foundation’s principle donor.

When can students apply?

Applications for the 2019/20 academic year opened on 1 January 2019. Applications need to be submitted to the university in plenty of time to be checked and forwarded to the Unite Foundation before the June deadline. 

You can find further information about the Unite Foundation, as well as details of how to apply for the scholarship here.

Or please contact Sam Wainwright, Bursaries and Transitions Co-ordinator on 01138125859 or email bursaryandscholarship@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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