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

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?

£2,000 cash award for four first year undergraduates in each year of study. Paid over 2 instalments of £1,000, Payment 1 made at the end of November and Payment 2 made 29th March

What are the criteria?

To be eligible for this award you should:

  • Have commenced the first year of their course in 18/19 (can be Foundation Year)
  • Be an undergraduate home student
  • Have a household income of below £20,000, come from a WP area, or be part of an under represented group: e.g estranged, BAME, student carer etc
  • Complete an application including a short 500 word essay

How can I apply for the bursary?

The Philip Soar Bursaries will be live from 1 October 2018. To apply please complete this application form.

What is the closing date?

Applications will close 26 October 2018.

Terms and Conditions

  • Students who receive the Philip Soar Bursaries will not be eligible for Denise Coates or Woods Family Scholarship
  • They can however, still receive Keele Bursary/Estranged & Care leavers bursary/ Excellence Scholarship
  • Students can only receive 1 award per academic year, e.g repeat years will not be payable
  • If a student withdraws they will receive no further payments

This external organisation awards £2,000 per year to a student studying a course relating to Sport Science, Nutrition, Exercise, Food Science, Medicine or Biology.

Full details on eligibilty and the application process on the Fitness Savvy website.