The Higher Education For All Scholarships form part of BGU’s Widening Participation initiatives and implement the University’s promise to make Higher Education open to all, regardless of means or background.
The awards are designed to open doors to students who might have previously found higher education inaccessible by providing a partial fee waiver for every year of their study at BGU.
WHAT IS WIDENING PARTICIPATION?
Traditionally, the term “widening participation” refers to raising the aspirations and attainment of people from backgrounds that are under-represented at university. The aim behind widening participation is to ensure that student bodies at universities reflect the diversity represented in wider society.
Groups of people who may be targeted in the drive to widen participation include:
- Young people from low-income backgrounds
- Young people from an ethnic minority
- Young people from low-participation neighbourhoods (where very few people go on to higher education)
- Young people whose parents did not go to university
- Young people in or leaving care
- Young people living with a disability
- Those returning to learning as mature students.
People who fall into one or more of these categories are statistically less likely to go on to higher education. Widening participation initiatives seek to address this disparity by offering support to those facing barriers to higher education.
The scholarships are available for those who have firm accepted offers on one of the following subjects. This list includes all joint options:
- Education Studies
- English Literature
- Health & Social Care
- Military History
- Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion
- Theology and Ethics in Society
Applicants to the scholarship programme must complete a personal statement in support of their application. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Faculty. The scholarship application process is competitive and BGU reserve the right to not grant scholarships to those with the above criteria if the statement is not of the required quality.
£3,000 fee waiver per year of study
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