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Student Success Scholarship

What is the Student Success Scholarship?

The Student Success scholarship is for undergraduate students who started at the University from 2017/2018 onwards and is dedicated to helping you succeed at Sheffield Hallam.

The scholarship includes a series of financial awards for individual students which typically range from £200 up to £2000. Only students who are in several priority groups will be considered for the largest award of £2,000.

You will also gain 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 in 2017/18 or afterwards. To qualify you must be recognised as having home fee status by Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland and be a full or part time student liable for the tuition fee of £9,250 (pro rata for part time students).

You will not be eligible to apply if you are receiving a government grant or bursary to study your course, such as a Teaching Training Bursary or NHS Training Grant.

To determine if you are eligible for a financial award the University will look at your Household Income (RHI) and will then assess the number of other priority groups you fall within.

Our priority groups are

  • students studying a high cost course
  • students with caring responsibilities
  • students who are estranged
  • care leavers
  • BAME students
  • student parents
  • students with a disability
  • transgender students, inclusive of non-binary genders
  • students who have refugee status
  • final year students

Students that have a household income between £0-£62,875 and fall within one or more of the priority groups will be eligible for the scholarship. Those who are in more than one priority group will be more likely to receive a greater financial award from the scholarship. Those who do not meet any criteria in the listed priority groups but have a household income below £42,876 will also be eligible for the scholarship. Students whose household income is greater than £42,876 and do not fall into any of the priority groups will not be eligible for the scholarship.

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 or contact Hallam Help.

When can I apply?

There are typically three application periods throughout the academic year in which you can apply for the scholarship. Details of these and expected payment dates are published on the Student Success Scholarship’s MyHallam page.


How do I apply?

Go to My Student Record and click on the 'Scholarships' tab to submit your application. The full guidance document, information on the evidence you may need to provide and a list of eligible high intensity/cost courses can be found on the Student Success Scholarship’s page on MyHallam.

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

You will only see the link to apply if you have been means tested, given consent to share and your income is below £62,143. Please note that applying does not guarantee that you will receive a financial award.

Students can only receive one payment per academic year, this means that if you apply in the first application period and receive a payment, you will not be able to apply again until the next academic year

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 shortly after the application period, in which you applied, closes.

What can I spend the money on?

There are no restrictions on how you spend the scholarship.

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

We offer

  • One-to-one support appointments for students who have specific areas of money skills they really want to develop
  • Money skills workshops designed to be accessible, fun and interactive for you to improve your skills
  • Access to Blackbullion, a financial education resource digital resource for students. 
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