2018/19 scholarships awarded – 90 more students supported!
We are really delighted to have awarded our 2018/19 scholarships.
Over 180 care leaver or estranged young people applied this year, our biggest total yet. We’ve worked hard getting the message out about our awards and give thanks to virtual school heads, social workers, foyer key workers and the twittersphere for helping us reach out to young people that could benefit. 30% of our scholarship applicants heard about us from these sources – thank you.
Originally we had 70 scholarships to give away for 2018/19 but with this extended reach and demand we increased the number to 90 meaning we could support nearly half of those that applied. A great result!
We take care when selecting scholarship awards to ensure that we are helping a representative cross-section of these students. This means achieving a balance of care leaver and estranged but also getting a spread of academic ability, subjects studied and of course location and university. Those applicants that were disappointed this time round go straight onto our reserve list (in case spaces arise after exam results) and can also re-apply.
Our next step is to start booking rooms and getting ready to welcome them to university and Unite.