LJMU awards record £700,000 worth of scholarships
07 November 2011
Over 170 talented students have each received £1,000 for each year of their study for demonstrating academic excellence, voluntary/community work and sporting ability.
In addition, six students have been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and each receive £10,000 every year of their degree course. The VC Scholarship is given to exceptional students who are academically gifted and can also demonstrate outstanding commitment in another area such as voluntary work, performing arts or sport. It is the first time in the history of the award that six students have all met the stringent criteria to receive the scholarship. Over 50 per cent of the total number of scholarship winners are from the North West, giving the region an added boost.
Lynne Condell, LJMU Student Funds Manager, commented:
"We are delighted to be able to offer this scholarship support to students who have shown such outstanding commitment both academically and in other areas like community and sporting achievement. The University prides itself on being one of the most generous Higher Education institutions in the UK and the Student Advice and Wellbeing team is committed to ensuring that students get the right support as well as information, advice and guidance, at appropriate times so they can benefit from, enjoy and succeed in their studies."
In addition to the scholarships, LJMU awards non-repayable bursaries of £500 per year to students from low income households. This is above the minimum requirement set by OFFA of £338.
This academic year the University has used its own funds to supplement the Access to Learning Fund by £150,000 to improve retention and progression for students who can demonstrate a need for additional financial support.
Pictured (above right): VC Award winners left to right: Abigail Fitzpatrick, Danielle Bower, Sarah Bulfield, LJMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill, Chris Atkin, Ahmad Momani and Shaun Mangan
Pictured above: LJMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill, LJMU Senior Student Funding Officer James Forshaw with the scholarship students