Launching The Difference Scholarships

We believe that every able student who wishes to go on to university should be given the opportunity to do so – no matter their social background. We remain more committed than ever to this principle; to be socially inclusive, to attract the best and brightest minds and to deliver the most able and talented graduates to the employment marketplace. We can do this and be different, by being true to ourselves and our history at UEA.

50 Difference Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduates and postgraduates arriving in 2013, coinciding with our 50th anniversary. 25 Undergraduate Scholarships, worth £3,000 per year for a maximum three-year period, and 25 Postgraduate Scholarships, worth £3,000 for one year, will be given to recipients who apply and meet certain criteria. Full details of the Scholarships will be publicised to all eligible students with appropriate information on selection criteria and application timescales.

Scholarships and bursaries have, in the past, enabled those students who otherwise may not have done to experience life and a higher education at UEA. As with many of our alumni, they have gone on to lead, pioneer and make a difference in their respective fields.

In the future, scholarships will increasingly feature centre stage. Our efforts will be equally divided between undergraduates, where anecdotal evidence points to students from lower income backgrounds deciding more readily to stay at home and postgraduates where, without philanthropy, the sector braces itself for a lost generation of future academics.

If you would like to make a donation to The Difference Undergraduate or Postgraduate Scholarships Funds, please visit our secure online donation form or call Diane Rhodes on +44 (0)1603 593776. Thank you for your support.