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Scholarships at UCFB & GIS

Location London, Manchester, Miami
Established 2011
Famous For Football and Sports Business, Finance, Law, Media, Marketing
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Location London, Manchester, Miami
Established 2011
Famous For Football and Sports Business, Finance, Law, Media, Marketing
Employability and Enrichment Scholarships
Scholarship Name Employability and Enrichment Scholarships
Academic Year 2023
Scholarship amount Up to £1,500
Nationality Any

These scholarships are aimed at helping to encourage the next generation of students and industry professionals through developing their skills and supporting them on their work placements and internships.

Each scholarship is an award in the value of up to £1,500 and is offered in the following format:

Year One – Training and skills development courses (value of up to £400)

Students will typically be able to choose from a range of professionally delivered training sessions on subjects such as:

  • Public speaking, Assertiveness and building personal confidence, Time management, Stress management

  • Governing body training/coaching qualifications

  • There will also be opportunities to attend events with UCFB partners.

Additionally, as a part of this scholarship package, the student will receive a UCFB sports kit (value of up to £100) from the overall scholarship award.

Year Two – Support with travel costs and allowance (up to £1,000)

UCFB recognises the importance of work-based learning through placements and internships. In order to support students in gaining valuable experience and picking up additional skills, funding will be available in the second year to cover certain costs for up to two work placements/internships. This can include internships in the UK or abroad and covers travel and sustenance up to a maximum of £1,000 in total over the two placements. Placements can include opportunities provided by UCFB or placements organised by the students themselves.

Rachel Brown-Finnis

This scholarship is awarded to an individual who is passionate about inclusion and breaking barriers and has a strong commitment to furthering a professional career in the football and sports business industry by applying skills learned on a UCFB degree programme.

Alastair Campbell

This scholarship is awarded to an aspiring writer, broadcaster or journalist from under-represented demographic in football and sport who can demonstrate that their choice of UCFB degree will benefit them in their career ambitions.

Neil Doncaster

This scholarship is awarded to an individual with an experience in either sports/football coaching, player development or football operations who would like to make a positive impact on the football/sports industry. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate examples of leadership and commitment to values of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Paul Fletcher MBE

This scholarship is open to an individual who can demonstrate a passion for sustainability initiatives and addressing environmental issues within the sports industry and is looking to make a change in this area.

Brendan Flood

This scholarship is open to an individual who has taken a break from education and has now decided to return to study an undergraduate degree at UCFB. The student must demonstrate how the scholarship will contribute to their studies at UCFB and further their capabilities or forge a new career in the football/sport and business industry.

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