Once you have found the scholarship of your liking, you will then need to apply for it through that scholarship’s website or through an affiliate site (usually the site of the company/third party that offers it) and then go from there.
What are the different types of scholarship that I can apply for?
The different types of scholarships available:
- Academic excellence scholarships: many universities offer scholarships to students who achieve specified grades in their A Levels to encourage the higher achieving students to choose their university. They are not all asking for A*AA, some are offering money for ABB or less.
- Musical scholarships: If you are good at singing or playing a musical instrument, and would be happy to perform during your stay at the university, you could be awarded with a musical scholarship. You do not have to be studying Music to be eligible.
- Personal circumstances: Scholarships that are based on your personal circumstances, such as where you come from, if you are a care leaver, what your parents do for a living or your religion. These might come from local authorities or religious organisations or charities.
- Financial need: These are the more traditional type of scholarships which award money to individuals who are in financial need and may not be able to attend university without the money. These are often called grants or bursaries and you may need to prove your financial situation to be awarded.
- Sporting achievement: If you have made outstanding achievements in sport, many universities will offer scholarships to attract the best talent. You will, of course, have to compete for the university in your sport.
- Company scholarships: More and more companies are starting to offer scholarships and some include work experience as part of the offer. Industry associations are also using scholarships to encourage new talent to join their profession. Females studying Engineering are in particular demand.
- Your interests and hobbies: there are some scholarships which are based on your extra-curricular activities such as showing a commitment to social engagement or improving the lives of others.
- Other scholarships: increasingly there are more scholarships being offered by companies, where all students have to do is submit an essay or video. Quite a few are coming from America, where scholarships are much more commonplace and these American companies are now opening up their scholarships to UK students. Others are from UK companies who are starting to realise the opportunities of this scheme.