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Unite Foundation Scholarship

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Find out about the Unite Foundation Scholarship  

The Unite Foundation Scholarship is jointly offered by Liverpool John Moores University and the Unite Foundation with the intention of supporting students who are Care Leavers or those who are estranged from their family to access and succeed in higher education.

Applications are invited from applicants for 2020/2021 entry.

What could I receive as part of the scholarship?

Successful students will receive:

  • Accommodation in a standard single study room in a Unite Students property, as allocated by the Liverpool John Moores University Accommodation Office. Accommodation costs will be covered for up to 52 weeks of each year if required

If successful, this will be awarded to you on an annual basis for a maximum three years of your undergraduate programme. Please note that this does not include Foundation and Placement years.

Eligibility and how to apply

Am I eligible to apply?

We would encourage you to make contact with Phil Bakstad in Student Advice and Wellbeing Services prior to applying to the scheme, using the contact details below.

Scholarship applicants must be either a care leaver or assessed as independent due to estrangement by their funding provider (e.g. Student Finance England). In addition, applicants must also meet all of the following criteria:

  • Aged 25 or under on 1 September 2020 and
  • Undertaking first and only course of undergraduate study and
  • Currently studying at, or holding a firm choice offer from, Liverpool John Moores University and
  • UK home fee status student and
  • In receipt of, or applying for, student finance for day to day living costs (Maintenance Loan), reflecting care leaver/estranged student status

How can I apply?

The closing date for applications to be received at Liverpool John Moores University is 12pm on Friday Friday 15 May 2020.

You can apply by downloading and completing the application form and returning this to the University at the address below on or before the deadline of 12pm on 15 May 2020. You will also need to provide the University with supporting evidence (please refer to the guidance information for further details or contact Phil Bakstad to discuss).

Following submission of your application form and supporting evidence, all eligible candidates will be required to attend an informal interview (either in person or online). Interviews will take place on Thursday 28 May and we will make individual arrangements with you to enable you to attend the interview in person or online on that date.

Liverpool John Moores University will then make a recommendation to the Unite Foundation, who will make the final decision on the awards for this year.

Please contact Phil Bakstad (Student Support Coordinator) for further information regarding applying for the Unite Foundation Scholarship or to discuss the support that is available to Care Leavers and estranged students studying at LJMU:

Tel: 0151 231 3149

Download your application form

Download your scholarship guidance

All application forms should be returned to:

Phil Bakstad
Student Advice and Wellbeing Services
Liverpool John Moores University
Maryland Street
Liverpool L1 9DE

Visit the Unite Foundation site for further information.

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