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Scholarships & Supporters

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 of your first year 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 Sir Steve Smith Scholarship Fund

Following Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Sir Steve Smith's retirement in August 2020, the University – with support from alumni and friends – has established this award in honour of a leader who steered Exeter to become one of the UK's fastest-growing and rapidly rising research universities.

Donors: Various

Amount: £6000 per year for the duration of the recipient's first undergraduate degree studies 

Awarding Criteria: The Senior Scholar in each academic college who has overcome the most barriers to progressing to higher education, as determined by the Exeter Scholars or Realising Opportunities eligibility criteria at the point of joining the programme, will be selected as the successful recipients of the award. One recipient will be identified in each academic college. Students who have graduated as Senior Scholars through the national Pathways to Law programme will not be eligible.

Year of Entry: Ongoing – this award is available from year of entry 2021, with one award recipient in each academic college at any given time. Rewarding will take place when previous recipients have graduated from their undergraduate programme.

   

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 Manchester & London IT PLC STEM Scholarships

Donors: Manchester & London IT PLC

Amount: Three awards of £5000 per year for three years

Awarding Criteria: Three high-achieving Senior Scholars eligible for Home fee status at the point of applying to university, and studying within the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences

Year of Entry: 2021 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 Devon

Year of Entry: 2021 only

    

Exeter Scholars Alumni Award 2021

Donor: University of Exeter alumnus Tim Chatwin (Economics & Politics 2002)

Amount: £3750 per year for three years

Awarding Criteria: A high-achieving Senior Scholar of BAME origin

Year of Entry: 2021 only

    

The Resonance Scholarship

Resonance: SuppoRting black studEntS fOr reduciNg inequAlity iN aCadEmia

Donor: Various

Amount: £3000 per year for three years (four years for MEng programmes)

Awarding Criteria: A high-achieving Senior Scholar who is Black or Black British African, Black or Black British Caribbean, other Black background, or an individual who identifies as mixed white and Black Caribbean or mixed white and Black African, and has applied to study a degree in the College of Engineering, Maths, and Physical Sciences at either the Streatham or Penryn campus. A total of three scholarships will be available each year. 

Year of Entry: Ongoing – this award is available from year of entry 2021

 

The Julia Davies Scholarship

Donor: University of Exeter alumnus Mark Waghorn (LLB Law 1988)

Amount: £3000 per year for three years

Awarding Criteria: A high-achieving Senior Scholar (including national Pathways to Law and Realising Opportunities participants) who has been identified as living in a low-income neighbourhood (as defined by home postcode) or who has qualified for free school meals or a school bursary at the point of joining the programme

Year of Entry: 2021 only

 

The Porter Scholarship

Donor: University of Exeter alumnus Andrew Porter (BSc Mathematics 1981)

Amount: £3000 per year for three years

Awarding Criteria: A high-achieving Senior Scholar (including national Pathways to Law and Realising Opportunities participants) who is studying a degree programme in the College of Engineering, Maths, and Physical Sciences (CEMPS), the College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES), the College of Medicine and Health (CMH), or the College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS)

Year of Entry: 2021 only

 

The Sara and Nigel Tozzi Scholarship

Donors: University of Exeter alumni Sara and Nigel Tozzi (both LLB Law 1979)

Amount: Two awards of £7500 per year for three years

Awarding Criteria: Two high-achieving Senior Scholars (including national Pathways to Law and Realising Opportunities participants) who have been identified as living in a low-income neighbourhood (as defined by home postcode) or who have qualified for free school meals or a school bursary at the point of joining the programme

Year of Entry: 2021 only

14 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.

12 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:

  • 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.
  • Agree to, at all times, follow the University and Government guidance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that the University of Exeter and the communities surrounding its campuses remain safe for all. Disciplinary action will be taken against anyone found to be flouting the law and/or the University's regulations and, as a result, your scholarship payments may also be suspended or cease completely