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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

Support students

Help students overcome barriers to studying at York

"The York Opportunity Scholarship has not only removed any financial barrier to attending university, it also removes the stress of having to balance work and study"

Stephen Donegan, York Opportunity Scholar 2018

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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: 


Fund scholarships and projects at York

Give time

Volunteer to support students and alumni

Share insights

Give insights to students through York Asks

If you are interested in setting up a named scholarship, please contact us at