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Scholarships at York St John University receive charitable boost

Published: 05 October 2021

  •   Alumni
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The York-based Ed De Nunzio Charitable Trust has made a donation of £9,000 to the University’s scholarship fund, aimed at breaking down barriers to education.  

The Trust works with charities and voluntary organisations in the York area to help young people reach their full potential. 

The generous donation will be aptly named the Ed De Nunzio Scholarship and will go towards supporting three students at undergraduate degree level, for three years, at York St John University. In line with the Trust’s ethos, the funding will be available to under 25s, from the York area. This will sit under the umbrella of Alumni Scholarships at the University, a special funding pot for undergraduate students in particular need of support.  

Vice Chancellor Professor Karen Bryan from York St John University said: “We are extremely grateful to the Ed De Nunzio Charitable Trust for their incredible gift. These funds have such an impact on our students’ lives, alleviating some of their financial worries and opening doors that may previously have felt closed. By committing to support these students over three years, the Trust is ensuring some stability for the recipients’ whole University journey.” 

Julie De Nunzio from the Ed De Nunzio Charitable Trust said: “We are delighted to support the Alumni Scholarships at York St John University. Our Trust’s goal is to offer opportunities to young people that they may not otherwise have access to. We hope the Scholarship will make a real difference to the students during their undergraduate course.”  

York St John offers numerous scholarships for home and international students, with the goal of breaking down barriers to education. 2021 saw the introduction of a new set of scholarships to support students through their studies. These include funding pots specifically for care leavers, BAME students, and low-income families.  

Find the full list of scholarship opportunities at York St John University.

Read more about the Ed De Nunzio Charitable Trust. 

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