Scholarships have a profound impact both on a student’s university experience and their long-term future.
For some, the additional financial support enables them to buy essential books or equipment. While for others, it’s as fundamental as paying the rent. However the recipient uses the funds, scholarships and bursaries relieve financial stress and enable students to focus on their studies.
Many of our supporters fund scholarships or prizes in academic fields that relate to their own specific sector. Here’s a small selection.
Scrutton Bland is a leading Accountancy & Financial Services firm based in the East of England. The company generously funds a £500 annual scholarship to recognise and reward outstanding academic achievement by a first-year undergraduate studying a finance-related degree at our Lord Ashcroft International Business School. Presented to the student with the highest marks at the end of their first year, the 2016/17 scholarship was awarded to James Paton. We are delighted to continue working with Scrutton Bland and we are very grateful for their generous support.
James Paton, Scrutton Bland Scholar 2016-17
Provide is a not-for-profit social enterprise delivering healthcare services across the East of England, and Anglia Ruskin is privileged to enjoy close links with this outstanding organisation.
In addition to subsidising work placements and offering exciting career opportunities to many ARU graduates, Provide has, for several years, contributed essential financial support to a number of our Charity and Social Enterprise Management students.
Provide also funds an annual bursary to support a further two students, each receiving an award of £1,000. Last year’s recipients were Corrin Allen and Lorna Nicol.
We are very grateful to Provide for their ongoing support, and we hope to further strengthen our relationship with them in the future.
Corrin Allen, Provide Hardship Bursary recipient
Lorna Nicol, Provide Hardship Bursary recipient - now an ADU staff nurse at St George's hospital
ARU alumnus Mark Wood CBE funds an annual scholarship worth £2,500 for an incoming postgraduate student. Allocation of the award is based on performance at undergraduate level, so the scholarship both recognises achievement and promotes excellence and innovation in art and design. The 2016/17 Mark Wood CBE Art & Design Scholarship was awarded to Emily Godden.
Emily Godden, Mark Wood CBE Art & Design Scholar
To apply for this scholarship in 2018-19 please download the application form here, complete and submit your application by Friday 14 September 2018.
Anglia Ruskin alumnus John Owens (BA Hons Geography, 1977) is a greatly valued long-term supporter of our university, having set up several scholarships back in 2013/14. In 2016/17, he once again funded three undergraduate law scholarships plus a prize
Awarded to two incoming first-year LLB Law undergraduate students with the highest A-level grades. Last year’s recipients were Zeliha Sari and Mary Anane.
Zeliha Sari, John Owens Law Scholar 2016/17
Many Anane, John Owens Law Scholar 2016/17
For the returning second-year LLB Law undergraduate achieving the highest marks in their first year of study. Awarded to Rachel Strange.
Rachel Strange, John Owens Law Scholar
Alumni Support Fund Scholarships are financed entirely through donations from our alumni, with the aim of giving students the opportunity to learn and excel, whatever their financial background or personal circumstances. In 2016/17 we made four awards of £500 each, to four first-year undergraduate students:
Tiffany Melbourne, Alumni Support Fund Scholar
Summer O’Brien, Alumni Support Fund Scholar
Megan Clarke, Alumni Support Fund Scholar
Louise Newley, Alumni Support Fund Scholar
Several of our supporters fund prizes that reward academic achievement and recognise major contributions to community life at Anglia Ruskin.
In addition to funding three undergraduate law scholarships, ARU alumnus John Owens also sponsors a £500 prize for the third-year Law undergraduate achieving the highest grades in their graduating year. The 2016/17 prize was awarded to Christie King.
Christie King, John Owens Law Prize winner
This prize is generously funded by ARU alumna and Honorary Award holder, Dr Supanee Gazeley. This is the eighth year this prize has been running and we are very grateful for Dr Gazeley’s continued support. It is awarded to the final year student with the best piece of work displayed in the BA Fine Art Degree Show. The 2017 winner of the £2,000 prize is BA Fine Art graduate Liz Mills, who created a striking art installation based on face recognition software.
This prize is awarded to the final year BA Photography student who has made the greatest progression across their three years of study. The 2017 winner of the £500 prize is Alex Odaryuk.
Sponsored by ARU Governor and Honorary Award holder John Spence, this annual prize is presented to two students who have given the greatest support to others, or made the largest contribution to university and community life. Each prize-winner receives £100, with the 2016 awards going to Hannah Belcher and Kyia Thompson.
Hannah Belcher, John Spence Student Community Prize winner
Kyia Thompson, John Spence Student Community Prize winner
Click here to download our 2018 form:
Alumnus Mark Devin is a long-standing supporter of ARU, having sponsored this prestigious £500 prize for five years. The award is presented to the final-year music student attaining the highest mark for an assessed performance. The 2016-17 winner was Demetris Mesimeris.
Demetris Mesimeris, Mark Devin Performance Prize winner
In addition to funding a number of bursaries, Provide also sponsor a £1,000 prize for the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education student with the highest final year grades. The 2016 Prize was awarded to Claire Warren.
Claire Warren, Provide Outstanding Student Award winner
The Sawyers Hall College Outstanding Achievement Award for Science is generously funded by the Sawyers Hall College Trust.
The purpose of this Award is to recognise outstanding contributions by individual students from the Faculty of Medical Science (FMS) or the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) who have demonstrated determination and resilience in raising their level of achievement in their chosen field of scientific study.
This may include contributing to university or community life, for example through voluntary activity or significant community projects that raise achievement levels, such as student mentoring or work with students in schools and colleges.
Click here to download our 2018 form:
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No longer do I need to worry about getting equipment or books, and now I really believe I can excel at Anglia Ruskin.
It's brilliant to have such a great start to life at university. Travelling to placements is expensive so this scholarship will help a huge amount.