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Scholarships & Supporters

Exeter Scholars is supported by a number of generous individuals who have made donations and scholarships available to programme participants who succeed in becoming Exeter Senior Scholars and choose to study at the University of Exeter.

For a reminder of how participants (including national Pathways to Law and Realising Opportunities participants) can become Senior Scholars and thereby become eligible for these scholarships, please see our benefits package page. 

Below you can find a list of all the scholarships available, listed according to the year of university entry, and some information about the individual who has made this award possible. 

IMPORTANT: These awards are made on an awarding criteria basis rather than through an application process; please see the 'awarding criteria' for details of the intended recipient(s) of each award. You will be automatically contacted by Freshers' Week (w/c 14th September 2020) if you have met the awarding criteria for the Exeter Scholars Attainment Award; we will provide you with further information at this point about how the scholarship will be administered.

IMPORTANT: No Senior Scholar will be able to qualify for more than one award. Should a Senior Scholar meet the criteria for two awards, then they will be given the highest value Scholarship and the next eligible Senior Scholar will be identified for the remaining support. NB: This excludes the Exeter Scholars Attainment Award; any Senior Scholar who meets the criteria for this award will receive it.

We are grateful to these donors for their generous contributions to the programme, and are thrilled that Exeter Senior Scholars will have the opportunity to benefit from these donations.

The Exeter Scholars Attainment Award

Donor: Various

Amount: £1500 for the first year of study

Awarding Criteria: All Senior Scholars who meet the higher grades detailed in their University of Exeter offer

Year of Entry: Ongoing – this award is annual and available for every year of entry

 

The Laura Piper Award

Ric and Dianne Piper, the parents of Laura who studied Law at Exeter, established this award as a long-lasting memory of Laura for her family and friends. She was extremely proud to have studied Law at Exeter.

Donors: Mrs Dianne & Mr Ric Piper

Amount: £3000 per year for three years

Awarding Criteria: The highest achieving Senior Scholar who has completed the Pathways to Law subject activity strand, hosted by the University of Exeter, and has accepted an offer to study with the Law School

Year of Entry: Ongoing – this award is available from year of entry 2018 to year of entry 2038 (inclusive)

 

The Simon Dunkley 1992 Scholarship

Alumnus Simon Dunkley (BA Education and Mathematics 1992) has established this award. He said: "Without doubt my time at Exeter (1988–1992) provided me with the best opportunities I could possibly ask for. Little did I know at the time that those experiences would help me so much in my business and family life. I did not hold back on becoming an active undergraduate and made the best use of my time and the resources which were available to me. I would now like to give the same opportunity to somebody else and that is why I have established The Simon Dunkley 1992 Scholarship.  I do hope that the recipient of this award will be able to take every opportunity to join in with both academic and non-academic activities and enjoy their time at Exeter in the same way that I did."

Donor: University of Exeter alumnus Simon Dunkley (BA Education and Mathematics 1992)

Amount: £3000 per year for three years 

Awarding Criteria: A high achieving Senior Scholar who has accepted an offer to study with the University of Exeter Business School. Preference will be given to individuals applying from the Midlands region

Year of Entry: 2020 only

 

The Tony Allen Scholarship

Donor: University of Exeter alumnus Tony Allen (BSc Physics 1965)

Amount: Three awards of £1500 per year for three years 

Awarding Criteria: The three highest achieving Senior Scholars who are living in either the South Hams, Teignbridge, or Torbay areas of Devon

Year of Entry: 2020 only

 

The Ailsa King Scholarship

Donor: University of Exeter alumna Ailsa King (BA History 1986)

Amount: £3750 per year for three years

Awarding Criteria: A high achieving Senior Scholar of BAME origin who has come to the University of Exeter via Exeter Scholars, Pathways to Law, or Realising Opportunities

Year of Entry: 2020 only

 

The Edward Cakebread Scholarship

Donor: University of Exeter alumnus Stuart Cakebread (BA Theology 1976)

Amount: £3000 per year for three years

Awarding Criteria: A high achieving Senior Scholar of BAME origin who has come to the University of Exeter via Exeter Scholars, Pathways to Law, or Realising Opportunities

Year of Entry: 2020 only

 

The Peter Baldwin Scholarship

Donor: University of Exeter alumnus Peter Baldwin (BA History 1991)

Amount: £3000 per year for three years

Awarding Criteria: A high achieving Senior Scholar of BAME origin who has come to the University of Exeter via Exeter Scholars, Pathways to Law, or Realising Opportunities

Year of Entry: 2020 only

 

The Philip Norman Bursary

Donor: The Norman Family Charitable Trust

Amount: £5000 per year for five years

Awarding Criteria: The Senior Scholar who meets the highest number of programme eligibility criteria at the point of enrolling on Exeter Scholars, who has accepted an offer to study BMBS Medicine and is resident in either Devon or Cornwall. Students who have become a Senior Scholar as a result of the national Realising Opportunities or Pathways to Law programmes (non-Exeter hosted) will not be eligible for this Scholarship

Year of Entry: 2020 only

Six of our Senior Scholars who started as undergraduate students at the University of Exeter in September 2018 are now in receipt of scholarships.

You can find out about these scholarships and their recipients here.

Six of our Senior Scholars who started as undergraduate students at the University of Exeter in September 2019 are now in receipt of scholarships.

You can find out about these scholarships and their recipients here.

Recipient Requirements

If you were to be awarded one of these scholarships, then you will need to be aware of this information.

By accepting one of these awards you will be asked to agree to the following requirements (where reasonably able to do so):

  • Write a short letter on receipt of the award to thank the donor(s) for their support
  • Submit annual progress reports (approx. 500 words) for the duration of your award, documenting the impact the award has had on your academic and personal development. These will be shared with the donor(s) and held by the Global Advancement office to help us manage the ongoing relationship with the donor(s)
  • Attend University events and participate in internal and external communications activity relating to your award, where you are reasonably able to do so
  • Attend annual meetings with the donor(s) during your period of study, supported by the Global Advancement office
  • Agree to the University of Exeter contacting you following the completion of your studies to seek updates regarding how the award may have impacted upon or influenced your career
  • Agree to the University of Exeter using your name in publicity material to promote the Exeter Scholars programme to future participants.