Donor Funded Scholarships and Bursaries

Every year generous supporters of the university donate to fund a limited number of scholarships and bursaries. 

If you receive a donor-funded award you will be expected to report back on the impact your funding has made for you, and you will be invited to take part in activities organised by the Development and Alumni Relations office to thank your donor and encourage others to give to support more students in the future.

What is a Donor-Funded Scholarship?

Donor-funded scholarships are intended to help alleviate the financial pressures that we know students face during their studies, so they can do their best during their time at Sheffield Hallam.

Donor-Funded Scholars will be identified within their first year of study and will receive £3,000, per year, paid in instalments. This is based on a three-year undergraduate course excluding any placement years, with a total award value of £9,000. If you receive a donor-funded scholarship you will no longer be eligible for an award from the Student Success Scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded on condition that you complete update reports at the end of each semester and engage with activities to thank your donor. Payments may be withheld if you do not keep in touch with the Development and Alumni Relations office throughout your studies. 

What is a Donor-Funded Top-Up Bursary?

Donor-funded top-up bursaries are one-off payments intended to help students at risk of financial hardship pay for immediate living costs.

If you are chosen to receive a donor-funded top-up bursary, you will still be entitled to receive an award from the Student Success Scholarship. Payments are made in addition to the Student Success Scholarship meaning that a student may receive more than the maximum of £2,000. Payments of the donor-funded top-up bursary will be made after the intial Student Success Scholarship has been awarded and eligible students will be notified of payment amounts and the expected payment date nearer the time.

How do I apply for a donor-funded scholarship or bursary?

To be considered for a donor-funded scholarship or bursary you must apply for the Student Success Scholarship (SSS) in the first application window of the academic year. There are a limited number of donor-funded awards available each year.

All eligible applicants will be contacted directly (once the SSS application window has closed) and invited to accept the terms and conditions of a donor-funded award. Students eligible for a donor-funded scholarship may also be asked to submit a personal statement as part of their application.

Applications are assessed based on the SSS criteria

When is the deadline for applications?

Submissions for donor-funded scholarships and bursaries are only available if you apply within the first Student Success Scholarship application window of 7 September to 29 October 2021.

Who are the donors?

In the 2021/22 academic year the following generous donors are supporting students at Sheffield Hallam

  • AESSEAL® – a global engineering company supporting scholarships and bursaries for women studying engineering.
  • Barratt Developments PLC – a national housebuilder supporting bursaries and scholarships in the department of the natural and built environment.
  • Europa Capital – a real estate investment manager supporting bursaries and scholarships for BSc Real Estate students and students in the department of the natural and built environment.
  • Alumni donors to the Hallam Fund – supporting a range of scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed at university.

What are the terms and conditions of donor-funded scholarships and bursaries?

Donor-funded awards are subject to the general university bursary guidelines and to specific terms and conditions.
 
 

I've been invited to apply for a donor-funded scholarship, what do I need to do?

Students eligible to apply for a donor-funded scholarship will be contacted directly towards the end of the first SSS application window. If you have received an email from us inviting you to apply for a donor-funded scholarship, you will be directed to this page and asked to submit an application form. If you have not been contacted by us, you will not have access to the form.

All 2021/22 Donor-Funded Scholarships have now been allocated and the recipients have been notified.

 

I've been invited to apply for a donor-funded top-up bursary, what do I need to do?

Students eligible for a donor-funded top-up bursary will be contacted directly following the completion of the first SSS application window. If you have received an email from us inviting you to accept a donor-funded top-up bursary, you will be directed to this page and asked to submit a claim form (see link below). If you have not been contacted by us, you will not have access to the form