Sylvia Clarke was a community nurse who throughout her life always found ways to help those who needed it. Now, thanks to a generous donation from the estate of Sylvia Clarke, Sheffield Hallam University is able to provide a limited number of scholarships and bursaries to students who are considered to be most at risk of financial hardship.
These funds are non-repayable and are aimed at reducing the financial strains caused by student life; helping students fulfil their potential within their chosen field.
What you could receive
Sylvia Clarke Scholars will be identified within their first year of study and will receive £3,000 per year, paid in instalments. This is based on a three-year course, excluding any placement years, with a total award value of £9,000.
Recipients of a bursary will be in their final year of study and will receive a smaller, one-off payment.
Who can apply
Applications are by invitation only.
You will be invited to apply to the Sylvia Clarke Legacy Fund if you:
- are enrolled onto the first year (scholarships only) or final year (bursaries only) of an undergraduate degree within the Department of Nursing and Midwifery or the Department of Allied Health Professions,
- are a UK or 'home' fee status student paying a tuition fee of £9,250, and
- have a household income of less than £62,343.
Further eligibility will be established via the application form with priority being given to those students who meet one or more of the designated priority groups.
For a full explanation of the eligibility criteria and priority groups please read the terms and conditions and the evidence requirements documents, these can be found at the top of the application form.
When to apply
Applications for 2023/24 will open on Monday 2 October 2023 and will close on Friday 3 November 2023. Invitation emails will be sent out during this window.
How to apply
Students who meet the initial eligibility criteria will be contacted directly.
If you have received an email inviting you to apply for a Sylvia Clarke Bursary or Scholarship, you will be directed to this page and asked to submit an application form and to provide supporting evidence. If you have not been contacted by us, you will not have access to the form.
If you believe you meet the initial eligibility criteria but have not been contacted by the Student Funding Team, please contact Hallam Help with details of your situation.