Cowrie Foundation Scholarship

Description

The University of Glasgow and The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation (CSF) will offer a scholarship to support Black African and Caribbean heritage applicants from socio-economically challenged backgrounds.  Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and commencing an undergraduate study in the academic year 2021-2022.

The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation wants to fund 100 Black British students through UK universities in the next decade. More information on the Foundation can be found here.

Eligibility

Applicants must satisfy the following to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Be of one of the following categories of ethnicity:

Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed – White and Black Caribbean; Mixed White and Black African; or Other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other)

   2. Have been accepted for admission to a first undergraduate full time degree programme at the University of Glasgow commencing study in the 2021-2022 academic year.

   3. Have been assessed for fee status as a 'home' or ‘RUK’

   4. Made an application to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for tuition fee support and maintenance loan or Student Finance (England, Wales or Northern Ireland) for tuition fee and maintenance loans. Confirmation you will be in receipt of full financial support for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Please ensure you have given consent to share the information with the University, as this information will be used to determine eligibility.

Criteria

Priority will be given to applicants whose household income is assessed as £23,999 or less. Applicants with a household income of between £24,000 and £33,900 may also apply.

 

Your personal statement of between should explain:

  • why the scholarship would be beneficial to your studies
  • how it would help you to achieve your academic goals
  • how your education would be of future benefit to your community and/or society
  • What achievements, academically and personally, are you most proud of? This could include overcoming a challenging personal circumstance. There is no right or wrong answer. We are keen to hear your personal story.

 

Number of Scholarships

1

Eligible countries/regions

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Eligible programmes

Value

The scholarship will cover an annual stipend of £8333 per progressive year of undergraduate study.

For ‘RUK’ Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the scholarship will also cover annual UK tuition fees.

How to apply

Please complete the online application form by the deadline of 30th June 2021.

Please check your eligibility before making an application.  Awards may be withdrawn if we later become aware successful scholars have not met eligibility criteria or to have provided false information.

As part of the application process you will be asked to confirm the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student ID, or if not known, your UCAS number
  • Programme of study
  • Name of School or College you are currently attending
  • Ethnicity
  • Email address
  • Confirmation that you have applied, been assessed for and expect to be in receipt of the maximum level of support from the government through Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), Student Finance (England, Wales or Northern Ireland) for tuition fees and maintenance loans and that you have provided consent to share your information with the University.
  • Confirmation this is your first undergraduate degree programme, and you have not started a degree programme previously
  • Confirmation you understand representatives from Cowrie Scholarship Foundation will be reviewing your application and any submitted documentation as part of the selection process.

Notification

  • All applicants will receive notification by the first week of September.