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Enable every student to shine

106 York Futures

scholarships awarded in 2018

34 York Opportunity

scholarships awarded in 2018

Over 600 applications

were received

Only 1 in 5

applications could be funded

We need your help

Help us to welcome more students from less advantaged backgrounds to York than ever before. We know that even when a student from an under-represented group has overcome the barriers in their way to get to university, they may not have the emotional or financial support necessary to succeed in their studies. The York Opportunity Scholarship was established to provide these students with the financial support that they need to thrive. 

By giving to the York Opportunity Scholarship appeal, you can change someone’s life forever.

Support a student

Scholarships

We know that talented students can achieve their potential whatever their background and family circumstances.  We also know that students from low income households, who grow up in areas of deprivation, or are first in their family to come to university, need additional support.  

Scholarships level the playing field. They enable the students who stand to gain the most from higher education to take advantage of all it has to offer. But more than this: scholarships help to instil confidence in our students that comes from knowing that someone believes in them.

Rinolsa Lataj and Butshilo Nleya, Scholarship Recipients 

The York Futures Scholarship has enabled me to gain valuable work experience overseas, which I would have been unable to do otherwise. This year I am going to work in Canada on a summer camp for children with special needs and next year I am volunteering in Sri Lanka at a psychiatric facility, supporting abused children.

Charlotte Ives, York Futures Scholar.

Our flagship scholarships are funded by York’s alumni and friends community through philanthropic donations:

York Opportunity Scholarship

Support students who have overcome the most significant barriers in their personal, social and domestic life.

York Futures Scholarship

Enable students to access opportunities that give them a head start in the job market.

How you can get involved

You can make a difference; help us continue our philanthropic tradition by getting involved today: 

Donate

Fund scholarships and projects at York

Give time

Volunteer to support students and alumni

Share insights

Provide insights and expertise to our global community

If you are interested in setting up a named scholarship, please contact us at alumni@york.ac.uk