Charities, trusts and foundations

There are a number of funding opportunities, internal and external, available to Keele students to help with the day to day costs of being at university, some of which are listed below.

***The application deadline for this scholarship has now passed for 17/18***

What is this Scholarship?

The Denise Coates Scholarship issues 100x £1,500 awards to eligible undergraduate students.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible students need to:

  • Be in the first year of their course in 17/18
  • Be an undergraduate student 
  • Have an ST postcode (home address not term-time address)
  • Have a household income of below £25,000

How do I apply?

The online application form will be live from the 22nd January 2018 and the closing date is Friday 9th February. You can access the application form by clicking here.

A panel will then decide the successful 100 applications and students will be notified of the outcome by the end of February along with payment details. 

I am a foundation year student-can I apply?

Yes, the foundation year is classed as the first year of your course

Can I receive this Scholarship if I receive Keele Bursary and/or Keele Excellence Scholarship?

Yes 

Will I receive this award in subsequent academic years?

No, the Denise Coates Scholarship will be awarded in the current academic year only

If you are a UK graduate with a non-nursing degree or diploma who wishes to commence nursing training, you could get up to £1,000 per year. Apply by emailing:  scholarships@rcn.org.uk

To find out more or receive information about other RCN scholarships please follow the link.

If you’re studying an undergraduate degree, you could get up to £3000 a year for the duration of your course, with postgraduate students offered up to £5000 a year. To be eligible for a grant, you need to have a parent or spouse who works for one of the Trust’s 3 eligible occupations. To apply or find out more, follow the link.

The Realise Foundation has a number of grants and bursaries targeted at people residing in the Stoke and Staffordshire area and addresses a range of social, health and social mobility issues. Follow this link and in the Grants section (for indviduals) check the education/training-focused John Flock Bentilee Empowerment Fund and the Maddock, Leicester & Burslem Fund.

***The application deadline for this scholarship has now passed for 17/18***

This scholarship has been made possible through the generosity of Dr Matt Woods who graduated from Keele in 1996 with a BSc in Economics and Physics and was awarded a PhD in 2000. He was chair of the KPA from 1998-2000, has served on the University Council and currently resides in New York. Read more about Matt Woods here.

What is this scholarship?

This scholarship will award 3 first year undergraduate students £1,500 each. 

What are the criteria?

To be eligible for this award students should:

  • be a full time undergraduate 
  • be in year 1 of their course in 17/18
  • have a home address (not term-time) with a postcode from a low participation area (Polar 4, quintile 1-3) - check your postcode here

The panel will select 1 successful student from each faculty.

How can I apply for the Scholarship?

The Woods Family Scholarship application form will be live from Monday 22nd January 2018. You can access the form here

What is the closing date?

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 9th February 2018.

Can I receive this Scholarship if I receive Keele Bursary and/or Keele Excellence Scholarship?

Yes

Can I receive this Scholarship if I receive Denise Coates Scholarship?

No, you can only receive one of these awards although, if eligible you can apply to both

I am a foundation year student-can I apply?

No, unfortunately Foundation year students will not be eligible for this Scholarship

I am a repeat year student-can I apply?

No, students who are repeating the year are not eligible

Will I receive this award in subsequent academic years?

No, the  Scholarship will be awarded in the current academic year only

Please note that the application form and the terms and conditions for this award are not yet finalised. Please keep an eye on this page for updates

Phil Soar is a Keele graduate (History and Sociology and Social Anthropology, 1969) and a member of the College of Fellows at Keele University. Beyond Keele, Phil Soar is a respected and successful author, publisher and businessman. In the past 20 years, he has built up one of the best collections of football books and periodicals in the world. Phil has written and collaborated on numerous football histories that have been widely acclaimed (e.g. Encyclopaedia of British Football & Arsenal 1886-1986). Phil is Chairman/CEO of a number of large media groups such as Blenheim, DeAgostini, Eaglemoss, Spearhead, CloserStill. Brand Events and Nineteen (19) Events.

Phil Soar has set up these bursaries to provide a student from a similar background to himself the opportunity to access the vital funding they need to support their higher education experience at Keele, just as he enjoyed.

What is this bursary?

This bursary will award four first year undergraduate students £2,000 each year of study (in two instalments during each academic year).

What are the criteria?

To be eligible for this award you should:

  • be a full time undergraduate student
  • be in your first year of study (this can include Foundation Year)
  • meet certain widening participation criteria (under-represented groups include those estranged from their families, Black/Asian/Minority Ethnic students, students with caring responsibilities, and those with a household income below £20,000.

How can I apply for the bursary?

The Philip Soar Bursaries will be live from October 2018 (date to be confirmed).

What is the closing date?

Applications will close in late October 2018 (date to be confirmed).

Can I receive this Scholarship if I receive Keele Bursary and/or Keele Excellence Scholarship?

Yes

Will I receive this award in subsequent academic years?

Those who receive this award will do so every year. Please note that the award is for each year of study, commencing in the first year of study (which can be Foundation). It is not an award that can be applied for in the second or third years.