Supporting scholarships and prizes

We are always aiming to increase the number of talented students in financial need that we can support. Through generous donations from alumni and friends, we can achieve this.

Whether you’re an individual or an organisation, you can support students at UWE Bristol. You can help them overcome financial pressures by setting up a scholarship, or give recognition to their hard work by sponsoring a prize.


Scholarships are awarded to students who are excelling in their studies and struggling to cover the cost of University. This kind of financial support helps to widen higher education access and develops encouraging talent regardless of circumstances.

You might want to set up a scholarship in your own name, or in memory of someone else. You might choose to support a scholarship for students studying a certain course or programme. However you would like to get involved, scholarships are a great way of giving back to your community by shaping the next generation.

Since 2017, some graduates have received the Daniel Legg Mechanical Engineering Scholarship. Daniel tragically died in 2016, just two years after graduating from the University with a first-class degree. The Scholarship is made to the student who performs best in the second year of the Mechanical Engineering course.

“We were keen to start a scholarship in his memory at a university that proved so influential in his life. Our hope is that the scholarship can help young aspiring engineers through their studies and provide some extra impetus to their time at UWE Bristol."

Julian Legg, father of Daniel Legg (pictured below)

Daniel Legg


Prizes are generous donations given as recognition to students who are excelling in their studies or who are positively contributing to life at UWE Bristol. Prizes help with students’ career outcomes when they enter the job market as they stand out on a CV and help open doors.

Prizes are not merely financial; the gesture of the support can be a life-changing resource for students.

“I would like to thank both Nurture Landscapes and alum Peter Fane for their continued support to the UWE Bristol Business School and its Enterprise programme. Their commitment and recognition of success helps to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and is an important part of students experience at UWE.”

William Jeffries, BA (Hons) Business and Management, 2019 - Nurture Business Plan Prize Winner for the best Enterprise project

How to give

If you are interested in setting up a scholarship or sponsoring a prize, get in touch with the Development team via email to find out more. 

We can assure you that 100% of the money that you donate will go towards supporting an exceptional student at UWE Bristol.

If you would like to give on behalf of an organisation, you may be interested in finding out how we have worked partnership with Santander Universities.

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