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Scholarships for home students

Find out more about the scholarships we offer and how we award them.

YSJ Scholars and Low Income Scholarships

The York St John University Scholars set of scholarships is open to 4 groups of students.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Scholarship

This scholarship is £800 cash for each year of study. It's awarded after you have fully registered as a York St John University student.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must identify as being in the BAME population at registration. You must also show a residual family income of less than £42,000. This means your household income before tax and after any pension contributions or allowances for dependent children.

This assessment will be made as part of your student funding application. You will not need to provide any further information to us.

Estranged Student Scholarship

This scholarship is £800 cash for each year of study that you are eligible. It's awarded after you have fully registered as a York St John University student.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be under the age of 25. You must have been assessed as independent and recognised as estranged by Student Finance England or an equivalent organisation.

Care Leaver's Scholarship

This scholarship is £800 cash for each year of study. It's awarded after you have fully registered as a York St John University student.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be under the age of 25. You must have proof that you have been in care for at least 3 months in the year before starting your studies.

As a care leaver you may also be entitled to support from your local authority. To find out more, contact our Student Widening Participation Adviser Anna Deacon: a.deacon@yorksj.ac.uk.

Offer Scheme Scholarship

This scholarship is £800 cash for each year of study. It's awarded after you have fully registered as a York St John University student.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have an offer with 4 points or more in our Contextual Offer Scheme. If you are in this category, you will be contacted directly by our Admissions team. They will get in touch after receiving your offer to let you know that you are eligible for the scholarship.

Scholarships for students from low income families

We know the Covid-19 pandemic has had a financial impact on many individuals and families. We offer a bursary that provides a boost to our students whose families have been hit hard by the pandemic.

This scholarship is £250 cash for each year of study that you are eligible. It's awarded after you have fully registered as a York St John University student.

To be eligible, you must have applied for student funding. You must also have shown that you have a residual family income of less than £25,000. This means your household income before tax and after any pension contributions or allowances for dependent children. This assessment will be made as part of your student funding application. You will not need to provide any further information to us.

Further information on YSJ Scholars and Low Income Scholarships

Students cannot receive more than 1 of our YSJ Scholars and Low Income scholarships. If you are eligible for more than 1, you will receive the award that is of the higher value or the most benefit to you in terms of support or accessing further funding.

All scholarships will be awarded after you register as a York St John University student. For most scholarships, we will let you know you are eligible after your registration. For the Contextual Offer Scheme Scholarship, we will let you know during the application cycle. We will give you more information and support with providing evidence nearer the date of your first instalment.

Our £800 scholarships will be paid in 2 instalments: 1 before Christmas and 1 in the second semester. Our £250 scholarships will be paid in a single instalment before Christmas.

Extra support and opportunities for YSJ Scholars

At York St John University we offer personalised support to our students. Our teams of experts are here to support you throughout your university experience. They can help with a range of issues and situations, to help you realise your ambitions and potential.

We also make sure our community of scholars have access to extra opportunities such as:

  • Employability opportunities. Apply for up to £500 in funding to do work experience, internships or volunteering in the UK or abroad.
  • Careers guidance and mentoring. Get help from our Careers team from the start of your course, to your graduation and beyond.
  • Internships. Apply early to summer internships and our Students as Researchers schemes.

Further scholarships and support

Excellence Scholarships

We award these scholarships to the 50 applicants who have the most UCAS tariff points on entry. Points can be accumulated with any qualifications that are on the UCAS tariff.

For more information on UCAS tariff points please visit the UCAS tariff calculator.

Alumni-funded Scholarships

We award these scholarships to undergraduate students in particular need of support. There are normally 8 Scholarships available. Applications will be accepted in December.

These scholarships are funded by donations from our alumni and other supporters.

Find out more: Alumni-funded Scholarships

Sanctuary Scholarship

These scholarships provide financial support for students seeking asylum or with Limited Leave to Remain in the UK.

Find out more: Sanctuary Scholarship

Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship

These scholarships provide financial support for the children of people who have died serving their country in the Armed Forces.

Find out more on the UK government website: Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarships

Adult learners

Information on financial assistance for adult learners is available on the UK government website.

Find out more: Grants and bursaries for adult learners

You can also contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 9000.

Single parents

Find sources of funding for single parent students on the Gingerbread website.

Student Support Fund

Our Student Support Fund can help students through unexpected financial difficulties.

Find out more: Student Support Fund

We are here to help

The Funding Advice team are here to help you get your finances ready for university.

We offer advice on everything from scholarship applications to finding extra financial support. Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

fundingadvice@yorksj.ac.uk

01904 876 939

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