Surjit and Christine Chana Scholarship 2024 entry
The Surjit and Christine Chana Scholarship will provide £2,300 (two payments of £1,150) for two students currently in their second year on a physics-related course to support them in their final year of study. They must have a household income of less than £35,000.
The Surjit and Christine Chana Scholarship will provide scholarships of £2,300 (given in two payments of £1,150 throughout the year) for two students currently in their second year on a physics-related course at the University of Surrey, to support them in their final year of study. Applicants must be due to begin their third year in September 2024. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be from the UK and have a household income of less than £35,000. Students who meet widening participation criteria will be prioritised. Please see below for further information.
To apply, please complete all sections of the online form. Successful students will be advised of their application outcome during the first semester.
Please note that application to the Surjit and Christine Chana Scholarship is competitive and not all applications will be successful.
Open to undergraduate students from the UK who are in their second year of studying a UG in a Physics-related subject degree:
- Physics BSc (Hons) or MPhys
- Physics with Astronomy BSc (Hons) or MPhys
- Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics BSc (Hons) or MPhys
- Physics with Quantum Technologies BSc (Hons) or MPhys
- Mathematics and Physics BSc (Hons), MPhys or MMath
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Is in their second year of studying a Physics related subject. Will be entering third year in September 2024.
- Have a household income of under £35,000
Students who meet criteria for widening participation as listed below will be prioritised.
- 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).
Applicants who can demonstrate a household income of less than £35K will be prioritised for the scholarship.