Extra-curricular scholarship – last chance to apply in 2013/14


Are you involved in voluntary work, do you compete at a national level? Or do you want to volunteer to coach or teach overseas?  We may be able to help you achieve your goal

The University runs a University Extracurricular Scholarship Scheme each year to assist students with participating in extra-curricular activities.  You can apply for funding, up to £1000, to finance extra-curricular involvement in activities either directly related to or distinct from your course of study. Applicants should be aware that it is exceptional for the full amount applied for to be awarded.

There are two categories you can apply under:

Category 1 – Voluntary activities which are community based, either in the UK, or abroad.

In 2012 students received scholarships to volunteer on projects in Madagascar, Peru, Uganda, Thailand and Worcester

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information about the charity you are working for, the hours involved and the location of the work.  You should provide evidence that you have been accepted as a volunteer.

Please note that the Scholarship Funds cannot be awarded to sponsor fundraising activities in aid of another charity.

Category 2 – Activities relating to a pastime or interest in which the student is involved (e.g. music or some other arts based area or elite sport – normally, there should be evidence of or recognised potential to participate at national level)

Last summer students received scholarships to assist them in participation in national sports competitions in a variety of sports including: rowing, golf, swimming and trampolining. Scholarships were also awarded to assist with attending and presenting at conferences and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

It is important when applying for a scholarship for this category that you include information, and evidence, of the costs involved.

To apply for a University Scholarship please complete  the Extra curricula scholarship application form downloadable from this post or from firstpoint in the Peirson Building, St John’s Campus.

There is one further opportunity to apply in 2013/14 with a deadline of the 28th February 2014. You will need to supply supporting documentation with your application e.g. details of any study visit, invitations or bookings.  If you have not already booked places etc you may still apply but any funds awarded will only be released once booking has been confirmed.

All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Panel and decision communicated to applicants by the end of March 2014.

Please note that successful applicants will be required to participate in some form of feedback on their activity and the form this will take will be notified in the award letter.

Please note that this fund is not available to pay for the cost of courses run by the University.  If you are struggling with course costs or have other financial difficulties please contact the Student Welfare and Financial Advice Service http://www.worc.ac.uk/wfa/  who will be able to advise you.  Retrospective claims will not be considered for the scholarship fund.

Information on other scholarships and bursaries that are available in 2013/14 can be found on the Finance webpages

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