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Scholarships and prizes

By donating to or setting up your own scholarship or prize, you are investing in the next generation of talent.


Outstanding academic achievements or excellence are recognised through scholarships. Scholarships help students to realise their potential, promote excellence and provide much-welcomed financial support for students.

Undergraduate scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships are typically between £1,000 and £5,000 each year. These scholarships are awarded to exceptional students enabling them to continue to excel whilst at the University and beyond. You can set up a particular scholarship or contribute to undergraduate scholarships in general.

Case study: Tony Papadopoullos Scholarship

The Tony Papadopoullos Trust was set up in memory of computer programmer and businessman Tony Papadopoullos. This scholarship supports UWE Bristol students who show a high level of innovation, ambition and practicality during their first year - providing valued financial support during their studies.

"I'm extremely grateful to the Trust for the scholarship; it's a fantastic way to remember someone who has been so successful in the industry and a wonderful support of my education."

Computing student Peter Bond

Postgraduate scholarships

Typically £7,500 each year - postgraduate scholarships help students studying Masters Degrees and those studying for a PhD.

Financial barriers are especially acute for postgraduate students, who often are prevented from continuing their education because of financial pressures. Postgraduate students are not able to apply for student loans and there is no statutory support available to them.

Mike Devey, A Phd student studying Pathology, is working in partnership with Bristol Royal Infirmary and the University of Bristol to see if dietary fatty acids drive the growth of cancer, and has been funded by a generous donor.

"The funds provided have been a huge asset to my work and have enabled me to continue my work into potential therapeutic targets for a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer. Hopefully, I will be able to help further understanding in this field and contribute in some way to helping people with this condition."
Mike Devey, Phd Pathology student

You can provide direct support to a student in education by creating a scholarship in your name or a person you would like to commemorate.


A prize is traditionally given at graduation to a student who has performed well in their field. Typically, prizes range from £100 to £500 and can make a huge difference to a student, improving employability and enhancing opportunities.

Case study: Nurture Business Plan Awards

Created in 2012 by Peter Fane, Managing Director of Nurture Landscapes and UWE Bristol alumnus, the Nurture Business Plan Awards seek to encourage and reward entrepreneurial students within the Business and Law School.

"Just a short note to show my appreciation and gratitude for the prize you provided to acknowledge the best business plan on the final year Enterprise Project. I was bowled over to hear that I'd been awarded the prize. It has instilled further confidence in my abilities to provide a feasible business plan and provided a significant achievement to add to my CV. Thank you once again, I'm very grateful for your generous support."
Gregory Stutt, a 2013 winner

Set up your own scholarship or prize

If you would like to create a scholarship or a prize, we would be delighted to talk to you. Please contact the Development and Alumni Office.

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