The Student Success Scholarship is designed to help you succeed at Sheffield Hallam.
What you could receive
Successful applicants will receive an award of between £600 and £2,100. Most students will receive an award from the lower end of this scale. Only students who are in several priority groups will be considered for the full amount.
Part-time students will receive a proportional award based on the number of credits they are studying.
You can only receive the scholarship once per academic year, and you need to reapply each academic year.
Who can apply
You can apply for the Student Success Scholarship if you:
- are a fully enrolled, full or part-time, undergraduate student,
- are paying a tuition fee of £9,250 or the part-time equivalent – this can be self-funded or through a student loan,
- have been means tested by a UK student funding body, such as Student Finance England,
- have a household income of £62,343 or less, and
- have consented to share your household income with the University in your maintenance loan application.
Although you need to be means tested, you do not have to take out a maintenance loan to be eligible. If you cannot be means tested, please let us know by contacting Hallam Help.
You are not eligible for this scholarship if:
- you receive a PGCE/Initial Teacher Training Scholarship/Bursary,
- you receive an NHS Training Grant or Social Work Bursary, or
- it would negatively affect your eligibility for another scholarship/bursary.
When to apply
There are normally three application windows in each academic year, but you can only receive the scholarship once per academic year.
Application windows for 2023/24
- 6 September 2023 – 15 October 2023: payments expected to be made no later than 30 November 2023
- 4 December 2023 – 14 January 2024: payments expected to be made no later than 29 February 2024
- 4 March 2024 – 28 April 2024: payments expected to be made no later than 31 May 2024
You must submit your application by 5pm on the closing date. If you do not provide your bank account details when asked to do so, the expected payment date will not apply, your payment will be delayed and may be cancelled.
How are applications assessed
To determine if you are eligible for an award and how much your award will be, we will look at your household income and the priority groups you are in.
Our priority groups are:
- Care leavers
- Students who are estranged from their family
- Students with caring responsibilities
- Students who have refugee status
- Transgender students, inclusive of non-binary genders
- Student parents
- Students with a disability
- Final year students
- Student from minority ethnic backgrounds
- Students studying a high-cost course
How to apply
If you are eligible to apply, you will see the application form in My Student Record. Go to the scholarships section to start your application.
The application form will ask you to select the priority groups you are in and to upload evidence for each of the groups you select.
You must read the terms and conditions document before applying. This lists the evidence you will need to provide for each priority group.