New Portsmouth scholarships mean more students can experience University

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The scholarships will help widen participation and promote inclusiveness at the University

  • 08 December 2020
  • 3min read

Two new scholarships are now available at the University for prospective students, to help attract high achievers from underrepresented backgrounds, and local people from low income households or are the first in their family to go to university.
 
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Graham Galbraith said: “As a University, we are committed to successfully widening participation and promoting inclusiveness and opportunities for all. These scholarships will allow us to help engage students, regardless of their background, in life changing opportunities so that they can reach their full potential.”

Portsmouth Football Club Partnership Scholarship

Through our partnership with Portsmouth Football Club (PFC), we are awarding a £9,000 scholarship to those aged under 25 from Portsmouth or the Isle of Wight who are either the first in their family to progress to higher education or have a household income of less than £25,000. 
 
£3,000 a year goes towards undergraduate course fees for a maximum of three years, and students will also get the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at the football club.
 
Mark Caitlin, CEO of PFC said: “We are delighted to be able to work with the University of Portsmouth to support students as part of the Portsmouth FC scholarship programme. Education is incredibly important and something that should be available to all – regardless of background or income, it’s something we are extremely passionate about.”
 
Find out more about the Portsmouth Football Club Scholarship.

Best Begins Scholarship

The University is offering £5,000 to high achieving individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who are on track to achieve AAA in their A levels (or equivalent).
 
£3,000 will be paid in the first year of study, followed by £1,000 for each subsequent year as long as requirements are met.
 
The scholarship will help students to continue to excel at the University of Portsmouth.  It will support students to break through barriers to develop their skills and knowledge, and inspire fellow students by becoming an ambassador for University to encourage others to progress to higher education.
 
Find out more about the Best Begins Scholarship.

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