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Durham University

Study

The Weldon - le Huray Scholarships (Arts & Humanities, Music and Sport)

Few universities are so successful at providing the right environment for both the academic and music \ sporting potential of its undergraduate students to flourish. To help re-inforce our commitment to providing the best possible access to this environment, Durham University is pleased to promote the Weldon – le Huray Scholarships programme. The programme provides opportunities for home students from lower-income households to:

Eight scholarships are available for applicants planning to commence their undergraduate studies at Durham in 2020-21, and who are able to demonstrate exceptional potential in the fields of the Arts and Humanities, Music or Sport. Each scholarship is worth a minimum of £4000 per academic year.

These scholarships are kindly supported by Guy and Sarah Weldon (Arts and Humanities, Sport) and Imogen and Haakon Overli (Music).

Household Income

Have a household income below £42,875 (2019-20 rates) based on an assessment carried out by Student Finance England.

If you are waiting for confirmation of your entitlement, please submit your scholarship application and forward details of your assessment letter as soon as you can to scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk .

Level of Study

Undergraduate

Fee Status

Home

Mode of Study

Full-time

Year of Entry

Applicants for entry in 2020-21

Programmes

  • Weldon - le Huray Arts and Humanities Scholarship: undergraduate degree programmes delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities;
  • Weldon - le Huray Music Scholarship: all undergraduate degree programmes (including Foundation Year if applicable);
  • Weldon - le Huray Sport Scholarship: all undergraduate degree programmes (including Foundation Year if applicable);

£4,000 per academic year to help support tuition fees, living costs, all other costs of study and career/leadership development opportunities

Duration

Each year of undergraduate programme (up to a maximum of four years)

Number of awards available: 8

3 in Sport

3 in Arts and Humanities

2 in Music

Prospective applicants must:

  • Stage 1: submit an academic application to Durham University before the UCAS deadline (Wednesday 15th January 2020);
  • Stage 2: Stage 2: submit an online scholarship application form by Friday 31st January 2020, to include the following:

Arts and Humanities Scholarship:

1. A Personal Statement of no more than 800 words explaining:

  • what difference a Weldon - le Huray Scholarshipwould make for you;
  • how you demonstrate exceptional potential in the Arts and Humanities;
  • how the scholarship would help you pursue career enhancement opportunities;
  • what other qualities and attributes you would bring to Durham University.

2. An academic reference of no more than 800 words from a suitable member of sixth-form staff, explaining why you are a suitable candidate to be awarded a Weldon - le Huray Scholarshipfor the Arts and Humanities. The reference should outline relevant indicators of exceptional academic achievement or potential e.g. predicted grades, or marks received for relevant work or exams completed up to the point of application \ academic prizes and awards \ involvement in relevant successful projects \ other relevant indicators of outstanding academic achievement. References should be sent directly from the referee to scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk. Your referee should submit the reference on letter headed paper to contain the referee’s name, position, contact details and your full name.

Music Scholarship:

  1. A Personal Statement of no more than 800 words explaining why you should be awarded a Weldon - le Huray Scholarshipfor Music, including examples of your current experience and an explanation of what difference the Scholarship would make to you;
  2. YouTube clips of your performance of two different pieces of music of approximately three minutes length;
  3. An independent reference of no more than 800 words from a suitable adult (eg a member of sixth-form staff or a coach) explaining why you are a suitable candidate to be awarded a Weldon - le Huray Scholarshipfor Music. The reference should outline relevant indicators of exceptional musical achievement or potential. References should be sent directly from the referee to scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk. Your referee should submit the reference on letter headed paper to contain the referee’s name, position, contact details and your full name.

Sport Scholarship

1. A Personal Statement of no more than 800 words explaining:

  • what difference a Weldon - le Huray Scholarship would make to you;
  • how you demonstrate exceptional potential in Sport, including information on any recent performance levels;
  • how you would use this scholarship to progress your career aspirations, particularly in the area of Leadership.

2. An independent reference of no more than 800 words from a suitable adult (e.g. a member of sixth-form staff or a coach) explaining why you are a suitable candidate to be awarded a Weldon - le Huray Scholarship for Sport. The reference should outline relevant indicators of exceptional sporting achievement or potential e.g. involvement in relevant regional \ national squads, or any other relevant indicators of exceptional achievement. References should be sent directly from the referee to scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk. Your referee should submit the reference on letter headed paper to contain the referee’s name, position, contact details and your full name.

Applications accepted from

25 November 2019

Application deadline

31 January 2020

When applicants will be notified of the outcome

April 2020

Your performance level (Music, Sport), personal statement and reference will be considered by a panel of senior members of the University with significant expertise in the respective areas of the Arts and Humanities, Music and Sport.

For further information or advice:

Email: scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395