The Alan Matthews Memorial Scholarship

Undergraduate Scholarship

The Alan Matthews Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the family and UEA friends and alumni in memory of Alan Matthews, who passed away, suddenly, in October 2020. Alan graduated from UEA (English and American Studies) in 1981 and through his time in Norwich forged deep and lasting friendships that have endured these 40 years. Throughout his life he developed an active interest in History and Politics and, having been the first in his family to attend University, his recognition and belief in the value of education ‘for all’ was a fundamental driver throughout his life. This award is a reflection of, and legacy to, Alan’s values and a life well lived.

​The Alan Matthews Memorial Scholarship will support a UK Undergraduate student who has enrolled on a course within the School of History at UEA, with preference for History & Politics. 

Applications to this scholarship will only be considered if the candidate meets UEA's Widening Participation criteria: 

  • Household income is less than £30,000 p/y. 

  • First generation attending university from their family.

  • Must have only attended a state school. 

Type of Course

  • Undergraduate

Funding Type

  • Tuition Fees
  • Maintenance

Total Value


Annual Value


Number Available per Year


Years Available

  • 2021


  • UK Fees
  • Self Funded
  • Demonstrate genuine financial need
  • Household Income <£30,000
  • First Generation University


  • Faculty of Humanities


History with preference for History & Politics

Country / Region

  • UK

Academic Excellence

Must have achieved the required grades to study the course.

Applicant’s Nationality

  • United Kingdom

Country of Domicile

  • Any

Further Criteria

Must have only attended a state school.

Restrictions with other scholarships

Cannot be in receipt of any other donor-funded scholarships/awards.

Related Scholarships

  • UG Donor-Funded Scholarships, The Difference UG Scholarship

Application Process

​To be considered for this scholarship you must complete an application form. Applications are now open and the deadline is the 14th May 2021

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Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions