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Durham University

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The Weldon - le Huray Scholarships (Arts & Humanities 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:
  • Represent Durham at the highest levels of University sport, including being able to undertake leadership development opportunities.

Eight scholarships are available for applicants planning to commence their undergraduate studies at Durham in 2021/22, and who are able to demonstrate exceptional potential in the fields of the Arts and Humanities or Sport. Each scholarship is worth a minimum of £4000 per academic year.

These scholarships are kindly supported by Guy and Sarah Weldon.

Household Income

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

Please submit your assessment letter as soon as you can to scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate an excepetional level of potential and excellence in the Arts and Humanities or Sport e.g.

Special recognition of achievement in an Arts and Humanities subject:

Participation in sporting events at a regional or national level.

Level of Study

Undergraduate

Fee Status

Home

Mode of Study

Full-time

Year of Entry

Applicants for entry in 2021-22

Programmes

£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:

3 in Arts and Humanities

3 in sport

Prospective applicants must:

  • Stage 1: submit an academic application to Durham University before the UCAS deadline (15th January 2021);
  • Stage 2:submit an online scholarship application form selecting either the Weldon Arts and Humanities or the Weldon Sport application form by 28th February 2021, to include the following:

Arts and Humanities Scholarship:

1. A Personal Statement of 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.

Sport Scholarship

1. A Personal Statement 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

18th December 2020

Application deadline

28th February 2021

When applicants will be notified of the outcome

End April 2021

Your performance level in appropriate subjects, personal statement and reference will be considered by a panel of Universsity colleagues with expertise in the respective areas of the Arts and Humanities and Sport.

For further information or advice:

Email: scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395