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Durham University

Study

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

Few universities are so successful at providing the right environment for both the academic and 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 launch the Weldon – le Huray Scholarships programme. The programme provides opportunities for home students from lower-income households to:

Six scholarships are available for applicants planning to commence their studies at Durham in 2019-20, and who are able to demonstrate exceptional potential in either the field of Sport (all academic subjects considered) or Arts and Humanities . Each scholarship is worth £4000 per academic year.

Household Income

Have a household income below £42,875 (2018/19 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 2019/20

Programmes

  • Weldon - le Huray Sport Scholarship - all undergraduate degree programmes
  • Weldon - le Huray Arts and Humanities Scholarship - undergraduate degree programmes delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Further Information

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate an exceptional level of potential and excellence in Sports or the Arts and Humanities; for example, participation in sporting events at a regional or national level, or a special recognition of achievement in an Arts and Humanities subject

£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

6: 3 in Sport, 3 in Arts and Humanities

Prospective applicants must:

  • Stage 1: submit an academic application to Durham University, by 15th January 2019, via UCAS

  • Stage 2: submit an online scholarship application form by 30th January 2019 including the following:

Sport Scholarship:

  • Personal Statement of no more than 1,000 words explaining why you should be awarded a Weldon - le Huray Scholarship for Sport

  • An independant reference of no more than 1,000 words from a suitable adult e.g. a teacher at your school or a coach, explaining why you are suitable to be awarded a Weldon - le Huray Scholarship for Sport. The reference should outline 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.

Arts and Humanities Scholarship:

  • Personal statement of no more than 1,000 words explaining why you should be awarded a Weldon - le Huray Scholarship for the Arts and Humanities
  • An academic reference of no more than 1,000 words from a suitable member of sixth-form staff, explaining why you are a suitable candidate to be awarded a Weldon - le Huray Scholarship for the Arts and Humanities. The reference should outline relevant indicators of exceptional academic achievement or potential e.g. 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.

Applications accepted from

30 October 2018

Application deadline

30 January 2019

When applicants will be notified of the outcome

March 2019

Your performance level (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 Sport, and Arts and Humanities.

For further information or advice:

Email: scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395