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Student Success Scholarship

What is the Student Success Scholarship?

The Student Success scholarship is for new undergraduate students* starting in September 2017 and is dedicated to helping you succeed at Sheffield Hallam.

The scholarship includes a series of financial awards for individual students from £200 up to £2000 as well as priority access to a support package designed to support your wellbeing, develop your employability and enhance your money management skills.

Am I eligible?

This scheme applies to Undergraduate students who started a course of study at Sheffield Hallam University for the first time from September 2017. To qualify you must be recognised as having home fee status by Student Finance England/Wales/NI and be a full or part time student liable for the tuition fee of £9,250 (pro rata for part time students). It is not open to International fee status students.

The University has identified priority groups for this financial support based on income, course type and personal circumstances.

Our priority groups are

  • students with a residual household income (RHI) of up to £42,875

OR students in one or more of the following groups

  • students on a high intensity or high cost course, or a course with a high cost placement* (download a course list)
  • students with caring responsibilities*
  • students who are estranged from their family (under 25)*
  • student parents (with more than one child)*
  • disabled students*
  • transgender students*
  • refugee students*
  • final year students who are paying the tuition fee of £9250*

*There is a residual household income (RHI) cap of £62,143 if applicants meet any criteria in these priority groups.

Students who are in more than one priority group will be more likely to receive greater awards from the scholarship.

In 2018/19 students leaving local authority care (who are under 25) will automatically receive the maximum reward upon receipt of their application

I started a course before September 2017, what financial support am I entitled to?

If you started your studies before September 2017, you will not be eligible for the Student Success Scholarship but you may be eligible for other schemes which were in place at the time you started your course, subject to criteria. Take a look at our Scholarships and Bursaries page on MyHallam for details of our current schemes

When can I apply?

Applications for the scholarship will open on 24 September , and you can apply after you've enrolled. The deadline for applications is Friday 7 December.

How do I apply?

Go to My Student Record on MyHallam and click on the 'Scholarships' link to submit your application. Guidance on the application process and providing evidence of any personal circumstances eligibility criteria you meet will be available on the application portal.

Read the full guidelines.

It takes up to 15 minutes to complete the application form.  You will need relevant evidence and your bank details when completing the form.

When do I find out if I have been successful?

You will be informed of the outcome of your application and whether you are eligible for a financial award after the scheme closes in December 2018. All applicants will be sent details of the non-financial support package which has been designed to support your wellbeing, develop your employability and enhance your money management skills.

What can I spend the money on?

There are no restrictions on how you spend the scholarship.

If you would like help improve your money skills we provide support across three core areas: budgeting, increasing income, reducing spending. 

We offer

  • A self-assessment tool to help you work out where your money skills are at currently, and how you might aim to improve them
  • A series of one-hour workshops designed to be accessible, fun and interactive for you to come along and improve your skills
  • One-to-one support appointments for students who have specific areas of money skills they really want to develop.
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