Scholarships

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Full-time students can receive one of Newman’s scholarship schemes:

Academic Achievement Scholarship
National Scholarship Programme 
John Henry Newman Scholarship

Academic Achievement Scholarships - Single and Combined Honours Courses (for A Level Students)

Newman will offer Academic Achievement Scholarships of £10,000 over three years for all full-time single and combined honours students on courses taught wholly on the Newman University campus (i.e. not in partnership with another institution) who put Newman as Firm choice on their UCAS application and achieve BBB/ABC (or above) at A2. You do not need to apply for these scholarships, we will contact you in August once your results are known. In order to be eligible for the scholarship you must:

  • Achieve either a minimum of BBB or ABC from three full A-levels (A2) awarded in one year
  • Be studying on a full-time, three year undergraduate course that charges the full tuition fee and must have selected Newman as your conditional firm or unconditional firm choice.
  • Be classed as a Home student by the Student Loans Company.

To continue to receive the scholarships in years 2 and 3 of your course you must pass all modules at the first attempt each year, achieving an average of 60% or above across all modules and progress onto the next stage of the course at the end of every academic year.

Academic Achievement Scholarships  Single and Joint Honours Courses  (for non A Level students)

Newman recognises and values a range of qualifications and also offers a scholarship to students studying 3 year full-time degree courses taught wholly on the Newman campus who achieve high grades in non-A Level qualifications prior to studying at Newman.  All students who achieve a minimum of DDM (DDD for BTEC Early Years) in a BTEC National qualification, Grade A in the CACHE Diploma, 34 points or above on the International Baccalaureate or a completed Access Diploma with 45 credits at level 3 of which 30 credits must be at distinction and 15 credits at merit or higher will receive £2,000 over three years.  A full range of qualifications which qualify for this scholarship are at the bottom of the page. In order to be eligible for the scholarship you must:

  • Meet the academic qualifications in the scholarships qualifications document at the bottom, of this page
  • Be studying on a full-time, three year undergraduate course that charges the full tuition fee and must have selected Newman as your conditional firm or unconditional firm choice.
  • Be classed as a Home student by the Student Loans Company.

To continue to receive the scholarships in years 2 and 3 of your course you must pass all modules at the first attempt each year, achieving an average of 60% or above across all modules and progress onto the next stage of the course at the end of every academic year.

Academic Achievement Scholarships - Initial Teacher Education students

Ten Academic Achievement Scholarships worth £2,000 over three years are available to students on undergraduate Initial Teacher Education courses. The academic criteria for students being eligible for a scholarship are the same as for single and combined honours students (above). However as the number of scholarships is limited to ten, achieving the grades does not guarantee a scholarship. Once you have been made an offer of a place at Newman, please download and complete the application form to apply for the scholarship.

To continue to receive the scholarships in years 2 and 3 of your course you must pass all modules at the first attempt each year, achieving an average of 60% or above across all modules and progress onto the next stage of the course at the end of every academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded on the following criteria in preference order:

  • ABB+ or equivalent (see the scholarships qualifcations document below) and the highest number of A or A* at GCSE
  • Most GCSEs at A*
  • Attended a school with the lowest proportion of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE
  • Lottery of remaining applicants equal on all the above criteria

We expect most applicants will qualify for a scholarship, but a worked example of how the scholarships are distributed if there are more applicants than available scholarships is in the application form at the bottom of the page.

The flowchart at the bottom of this page also explains how we will distribute Academic Achievement Scholarships to ITE applicants.
 
Academic Achievement Scholarships - International Students

Newman has three  scholarships for International students for those who achieve a high standard of secondary education. These scholarships will be available for new applicants for single and combined honours undergraduate programmes in September 2014. Visit the International Students Scholarships page for further information.
 

National Scholarship Programme (NSP)

Newman will offer 118 National Scholarship Programme awards consisting of a cash award of £3,000.   

To be eligible for consideration, you must have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at Newman University by the end July 2014 and be confirmed by the students loan company as having a household income of less than £25,000 not later than end July 2014. Both full and part time students are eligible for the NSP. Where demand from qualifying applicants exceeds available scholarships a lottery of all applicants in the lowest priority category will take place to determine who receives an award.  We will allocate NSPs to students who meet the following criteria in order of priority (all are subject to a residual household income below £25,000):

  1. Care leavers
  2. Carer for a disabled close relative (e.g. parent, sibling, child)
  3. Students who attended a low achieving school (as defined by the contextual data used in admissions e.g. under 30% of students achieving 5 A*-C at GCSE grade C or above including Maths and English
  4. Academic Achievement; students who achieve ABB at A2 or equivalent (see the document at the bottom of this page for a full list of equivalent qualifications)
  5. Students whose home address is more than 50 miles from Newman University and who will live in University Managed Accommodation

We expect that all care leavers and carers for a disabled relative will receive an award.  We strongly encourage applications from potential students for the NSP, even if you are in the lowest qualifying category

Part-time students will only receive a proportion of the scholarship equal to their level of study (ie a student studying 50% of a full-time course will only receive 50% of the scholarship). 

The Government has ruled that NSP awards cannot be made to students ordinarily resident in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland or:

  • Postgraduate students (including PGCEs)
  • Students transferring directly from another course (eg Foundation degree students transferring to a top-up degree course)
  • Students transferring from another university

Students who qualify for the National Scholarship Programme will not also be eligible for Newman’s academic achievement or John Henry Newman Scholarship schemes. Students who qualify for both may choose which scholarship to receive

Please download and complete the application form below (and Additional Information Form if applicable) to apply for the National Scholarship Programme Awards.
 

John Henry Newman Scholarships

The same academic requirements apply to the John Henry Newman scholarship as apply to the Academic Achievement Scholarship outlined above of BBB at A2.

John Henry Newman Scholarships are available to applicants who have attended, and are awarded by, schools which are members of the Newman University Catholic Higher Education Network. Recipients of the John Henry Newman Scholarship will receive £12,000 over the three years of their course, and will also contribute to the scholarly community by supporting the Chaplaincy team through liturgical and/or charity work for up to 3 hours per week during the first or second year of their studies.

All scholarship payments will be made after Christmas each year.

National Express Foundation Bursary 

If you qualify for the National Scholarship Programme you may also be eligible for a National Express Foundation Bursary.

Newman will offer National Express Foundation bursaries of £3,000 over three years to 10 full-time single and combined honours undergraduate students starting at Newman in 2013. The bursaries, funded by the National Express Foundation, will also involve an element of voluntary work to be completed by the recipients during the first or second year of their studies.

To qualify for the award you must:

  • Have a home post code within the former West Midlands county boundary (Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton)
  • Have  a verified household income of below £25,000
  • Be registered on your first undergraduate programme

We strongly encourage applications from potential students. Please download and complete the application form below to apply for the National Express Foundation Bursary.

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