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In today's highly competitive employment market, a good degree from a top university isn't always enough to secure that all-important graduate position. Financial barriers can make it particularly difficult for students from lower-income backgrounds to gain relevant work experience and skills.
There are four levels of funding available to students based on their individual needs and the nature of their plans, allowing you to support a student through various activities during their university life, helping them to prepare for their future.
A donation today will help provide students at York with a York Futures Scholarship totalling:
These awards will be supporting a student in their career development, travelling to interviews or being able to accept unpaid work.
These awards will support a student who has been offered a career development opportunity, helping them with travel and living costs.
These awards will support a student looking to accept an international internship or work at an overseas summer school.
These awards can support a student who has secured a year long placement either at home or abroad.
Having that extra money helps so much because I didn't have to worry about how am I going to afford going to all these events so I can try to network and try to get a job. And at the same time I can focus more on like my actual degree.
Anna Rivera, York Futures Scholar
By giving to the York Futures Scholarship programme, you can make a difference to talented undergraduate students who would otherwise struggle.
Financial barriers can make it particularly difficult for students from lower-income backgrounds to gain relevant work experience and skills.
Your support gives students the chance to seize career and volunteering opportunities by bridging the gap between student loans and the cost of living.
To be eligible for a York Futures Scholarship, students must:
Here at York we want to make sure every student has equal access to opportunity and the chance to make the most of their time during their studies. Therefore, applications from students with the following backgrounds will receive preference:
Socially or economically disadvantaged
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
Consider themselves to have a disability
Live in a location where relocation or significant travel are essential to access your proposed opportunity
If you are interested in setting up a named scholarship, please contact Sarah Sylvester, Associate Director and Head of Individual Giving.