Forever Surrey Scholarship 2024 entry
The Forever Surrey Scholarship will provide up to £14,000 (£3,500 per year for 3 years of study plus a PTY year if taken) for a student who meets at least one of the widening participation criteria at the University of Surrey. Priority will be given to care-experienced students.
The Forever Surrey Scholarship will support an undergraduate student during their degree programme at the University of Surrey. To be eligible to apply the applicant must be a first year undergraduate Home/UK student who meets at least one of the widening participation criteria. Priority will be given to care-experienced students.
Criteria for care experienced is as follows:
- Living with foster carers under local authority care,
- In residential care (e.g. a children’s home),
- Looked after at home under a supervision order,
- Or in kinship care with relatives or friends, either officially (e.g. a special guardianship order) or informally without local authority support.
The scholarship will provide £3,500 a year for three years of academic study, plus £3,500 for a Professional Training placement (if taken). The Forever Surrey Scholarship will be awarded to one successful applicant.
To apply for this scholarship students entering the first year of their undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey should complete all sections of the form.
Please note that you cannot receive this scholarship in addition to the other University bursaries.
Successful students will be advised of their application outcome during the first semester.
Please note that application to the Forever Surrey Scholarship is competitive and not all applications will be successful.
Open to undergraduate students from the UK who are in their first year of studying a UG degree.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Is studying a UG course at Surrey
- Meet at least one of the criteria for widening participation as listed below:
- Students from Low Participation Neighbourhoods (LPNs, defined as POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2 by OfS*
- Students from an area of high deprivation (Index of Multiple Deprivation, IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2**
- Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in last six years)
- Care leavers and students in local authority care
- From families where parents/carers are in non-professional households (NS-SEC groups 4-8)
- From families with no parental history of HE participation
- Students classified as having a disability
- Young carers
- Mature learners
- Refugees and asylum seekers
- Students estranged from their families
- Students who have a parent/carer who has served in the armed forces or reserves
- Students from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic backgrounds
- Students from Gypsy, Roma or Irish Traveller (GRT) communities
- Students who identify as a New Traveller, Boater, Bargee or Showperson.
*You can check if a student lives in an LPN (POLAR4 Quintile 1 or 2 by using the OfS online Postcode Lookup Tool. Search by postcode - Office for Students.
** You can check your postcodes Index of Multiple Deprivation data using this online look up tool. Your postcode must be rated 1 -4 in column F. English indices of deprivation 2019: Postcode Lookup (opendatacommunities.org).
How to apply
The Forever Surrey Scholarship online application form must be completed and submitted by the deadline date, which is 7 October 2024.
The Forever Surrey Scholarship online application form