Today I received an amazing email, informing me that I have been awarded a scholarship of £10,000 to study a Masters in Law next year.
For any of you who might not know much about scholarships, a scholarship is simply financial aid that is awarded to students to further their education for a certain reason. From my understanding, it differs from a grant which is financial aid awarded to students based on economic need.
I have to admit that the University of Leicester do offer a generous selection of scholarships to students in the form of reduced tuition fees for students based on academic merit as well as reduced tuition fees and cash to aid students from less well-off backgrounds with their living costs.
In particular, the two main undergraduate scholarships that I know the University of Leicester are offering next year are:
1. The Chancellor’s Scholarship
I was one of many recipients of the Chancellor’s Scholarship when I started at the University of Leicester which amounts to a financial contribution towards your tuition fees each year. This Scholarship is based on academic merit and students who have strong entry qualifications and meet the requirements will automatically considered.
For more information about The Chancellor’s Scholarship, take a look at the Chancellor’s Scholarship here.
2. University of Leicester Scholarship
The University of Leicester Scholarship is slightly different and provides recipients with at £1000 cash bursary each year for students who have either completed the Realising Opportunities scheme or whose household income is below £25,000.
For more information about The Chancellor’s Scholarship, take a look at the University of Leicester Scholarship here.
For more information about fees and funding, do check out the official page. Before I sign off I would like to emphasise that financial advice is available to students and prospective students through the University’s Student Support Service and if you need any general advice about student funding including student loans, awards and grants, please contact one of Leicester’s Student Finance Advisers on 0116 223 1185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope that this post has been helpful, and if you have any questions please feel free to comment below!