Scholarship Opportunities for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Closing date for all three scholarships is 3rd June 2022
The Westheimer Scholarships
This scholarship helps young asylum seekers (aged up to 28 years old) pursue higher education in health and social care, medicine, nursing or other health related professions. Up to three people a year will be supported with a Westheimer Scholarship to study for a first degree or professional qualification. The scholarship will pay home tuition fees*, and associated study costs. The specific amount awarded will be dependent on the candidate’s individual circumstances and university location.
*The trust will help candidates who are successful at interview to request home fees from their chosen university. The final award of a Westheimer Scholarship will be dependent on successfully getting a ‘home’ tuition fee offer.
The scholarship supported by the Marks Family Charitable Trust
The scholarship supported by the Marks Family Charitable Trust is open to students embarking on a postgraduate degree programme (Masters or Doctorate). Candidates must be able to demonstrate how their chosen degree will make a valuable contribution to society. Only exceptional candidates with proven academic excellence will be considered.
The scholarship will cover ‘home’ tuition fees (up to £9,500 per year). Applicants will need to demonstrate that they can cover their living costs whilst at university. The scholarship will be awarded to students who have an asylum seeking background and people who are not eligible for student finance will be prioritised.
The Ralph N Emanuel Scholarship
Up to three people a year will be supported by a Ralph N Emanuel Scholarship to study for a first degree or equivalent professional qualification. Applicants must have applied to an undergraduate degree with a clear humanitarian purpose. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate this in their application.The scholarship will pay home tuition fees* and associated study costs. The specific amount awarded will be dependent upon the candidate’s individual circumstances and university location.
*The trust will assist successful candidates to negotiate home fees from their chosen university. The final award of a RNE Scholarship will be dependent upon receiving a ‘home’ tuition fee offer.