The Mark Stevens Scholarship

The Mark Stevens Scholarship was established in memory of Mark Stevens to provide support to talented students who have the academic potential to study at York, participate in student life at Goodricke College and who have overcome significant barriers to their educational goals.

  • Funding: £5,000, paid in annual instalments of £1,666, for three years in total.
  • Academic year: 2022/23
  • Open to: UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Undergraduate
  • Number available: One
Applications for 2022/23 are open until Tuesday 20 September 2022, 11.59pm BST

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The Mark Stevens Scholarship was established in memory of Mark Stevens, a former student at the Department of History and active member of Goodricke college. 

The Mark Stevens Scholarship is only available to students in the Department of History who are also a member of Goodricke college and applicants will need to have listed Goodricke college as their first choice when applying for accommodation. Please have a look at our Accommodation application guidelines for more information on how to apply. 


Open to UK (home) students only.

Open to students in the Department of History.

The awards are open to students starting an undergraduate degree in History in September 2022.

To be considered for the Mark Stevens Scholarship award in History, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Be holding an offer to study History at undergraduate level for entry in September 2022. This includes students studying for a Combined Honours degree, providing that History is one of the subjects studied.
  2. Be a permanent resident in the UK, classified as Home (UK) in university admissions procedures. 
  3. Have applied for accommodation and listed Goodricke college as your first choice.
  4. Your family has a Residual Household Income (RHI) of £42,875 or less (threshold is subject to change).
  5. You can show, via a written statement of up to 500 words, how you meet the following criteria:
    • How you have overcome barriers in your personal, social or domestic life to achieve your educational goals.
    • How you hope to contribute to society in the future following your studies.
    • How you hope to participate in and contribute to Goodricke college life.
    • Why you have applied for a Mark Stevens Scholarship and what difference it will make to your time at York.
How to apply

Application deadline: Tuesday 20 September 2022, 11.59pm BST

Applications will open on Thursday 18 August 2022 at 8:30am BST. 

Terms and conditions
  • If you are registered for a four-year degree, the scholarship is not paid in third year, which is usually the year abroad/placement component, and instead, the third instalment of £1,666 will be paid in the final year of study.
  • The Residual Household Income (RHI) will automatically assess your eligibility using the information supplied in your application for Student Loans. For more information, please contact Student Finance England
  • The Mark Stevens Scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with the Department of History BA Undergraduate Scholarship. However, it can be held in conjunction with other wider University awards.