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Scholarships, bursaries and sponsorship

Helping you enhance your business profile and academic standards

Supporting students through scholarships, bursaries or sponsorship arrangements is a great way to raise the visibility of your organisation. It can also enable you to support the community and the development of future talent.

A range of ways to work with us
You can also link career mentoring, placements or work experience to any financial support you offer. This way students gain crucial skills that improve their employability and put them in a great position to join your organisation once they’ve finished their course.

Scholarships and bursaries can be named after your company or provided for specific subject areas or projects, helping you to become better known among students and networks in specific sectors, as well as in the local community.

For example, AESSEAL are working with us to encourage more women into engineering roles and Alcoa Foundation are working with us to develop a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills development programme.

Scholarships – improving access to higher education
A scholarship is a financial award given to students who meet a particular academic threshold. Scholarships strengthen our ability to offer access and are an ideal way to connect with some of the best students and academic experts in the country. The simplest form of scholarship is a prize for excellence.

Bursaries – helping students overcome home pressures
A bursary is a means tested financial award given to students who meet the criteria set and could see your company enabling excellent students to continue their studies in spite of home pressures. Not all bursaries are given in cash – they could be services or resources.

Sponsorship – enhance your profile and your workforce
A sponsorship arrangement is where you pay all or part of a student's fees for a particular course. This is especially relevant if you have employees who want to study part time, while working for your organisation.

They can be for one or more students, or even a specific course. This can mean your business name being directly associated with studying that subject at Sheffield Hallam, and raises your profile as an expert in this area.

Sponsorship can also be project-based, for example, sponsoring one of our postgraduate research students. It could potentially help you get your name in the news in association with new discoveries and the advancement of understanding.

Alongside this, you can also develop a bespoke corporate degree or higher apprenticeship. This could be for existing workforce development or to help you attract new talent. For example, we’ve worked with Nestlé to develop a bespoke version of our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship for their Fast Start programme.

To explore the idea of a scholarship, a bursary or sponsorship, please get in touch. We can also provide you with ideas for these, such as supporting women in engineering.

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