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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/NI and be a full or part time student liable for the tuition fee of £9,250 (pro rata for part time students).

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 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)
  • students with a disability
  • transgender students
  • students who have refugee status
  • care leavers (who will also receive our care leavers bursary)
  • final year students who are paying the tuition fee of £9,250

Students that have a residual householde income (RHI) 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 RHI below £42,876 will also be eligible for the scholarship. Students whose RHI 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 email

When can I apply?

Applications for the scholarship will open as follows:

Course start date

Applications open

Applications close

Payment date (no later than end of)

September 2019

23 September 2019

22 November 2019

24 December 2019

September 2019

6 January 2020

6 March 2020

31 March 2020

Sep 2019 or Mar 2020

16 March 2020

29 May 2020

30 June 2020

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.

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 submitting an application does not guarantee that you will receive a financial award.

Students can only receive one payment per academic year, this means that if you have applied in the first semester and have received a payment, you will be unable to apply again until September 2020

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 each reoccurrence of the scheme. 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 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 digital resource for students to access a financial education. Enter the code SHUMoney to access this resource, you can upgrade to a full account using your student email address once you have enrolled with us.
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