Hard working students hoping to study at the University
of Wolverhampton are set to benefit from a new scholarship
The University has launched the ‘Student Achievement
Scholarship’ which entitles eligible students to £1000 in their
first year, providing they maintain their study and course
The scheme is aimed at students on full-time undergraduate
courses who are nominated by the University’s partner schools and
colleges. It is awarded to students who have been identified by
their school or college as having achieved better progress in their
studies compared with earlier expectations, for example those based
upon modular results and predicted course or exam grades.
Among those celebrating receiving a scholarship are six students
at Pendeford Business and Enterprise College in Wolverhampton, who
collected their A-Level results today (Thursday, 20 August 2009).
The college invited students to apply in writing to them for the
scholarship, and then the teachers nominated eligible students to
Brian Griffiths, Assistant Headteacher at Pendeford B & E
College, said: "In view of the current employment situation and
concerns over student debt, it is to the great credit of the
University of Wolverhampton to provide these scholarships which
will help to support local young people in their quest for
qualifications and better career prospects."
Diana Bannister, Associate Director for Education Partnerships
at the University, said: “We have had an overwhelming response to
the scholarships. The students deserve to be recognised for their
hard work and this financial reward will undoubtedly make a huge
difference as they begin their University degree studies.”
Students must have demonstrated to the partner school or college
that they are well motivated and engaged with their learning, for
example through attendance, participation and handing in of work.
They must also have indicated a genuine interest in continuing
their studies into higher education and made an application through
UCAS and committed to enrolling at the University.
The Scholarship is not related to student or family income and
is unaffected by any other scholarships or bursaries that students
In their first year at the University, students who have been
awarded a Student Achievement Scholarship will receive two payments
of £500 – the first in January and the second in April - following
appropriate checks that they are eligible for payment. Eligibility
is based on nomination for the scholarship, enrolment on an
appropriate course and study and course attendance.
For further information about the Student Achievement
Scholarship, including details of eligibility, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/scp
For more information please contact Vickie Woodward in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736
Date Issued: Thursday, 20 August 2009
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