The Sophie Drozdzik Memorial Scholarship (UK/EU - UG)

Academic year 2018
Amount £2,000


The Sophie Drozdzik Memorial Scholarship was established in honour of Sophie Drozdzik, who was due to join Bournemouth University in 2015 to study BA (Hons) Television Production.

Sophie developed juvenile myoclonic epilepsy just before her 17th Birthday, whilst studying at college. She passed away whilst suffering from an epileptic seizure during the summer of 2015. She had excelled in her qualifications at Warwickshire College and was due to receive an Academic Excellence Scholarship from BU. In recognition of her academic endeavour, her dedication to learn and her outgoing character, her family, college and BU have developed this scholarship in her memory.

This is available to students who studied a creative subject at the Warwickshire College Group* and who show academic achievement and evidence a commitment to helping others – be that at home, in the community or at college, to provide a tribute and legacy to Sophie. 

Key information 


September 2018. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

    • Any applicant domiciled in the UK applying for a full-time undergraduate course at BU, studying at one of the seven colleges* within the Warwickshire College Group
    • The applicant must achieve AAA or above at A-level, or DDD or above at BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (or equivalent**)
    • Applicants for one year Top-up courses are not eligible for this scholarship
    • Applicants for courses offered through partner colleges are not eligible for this scholarship

You will still be eligible to apply for this scholarship even if you’ve been awarded one of the following BU scholarships - Music, Sport or Academic Excellence. However, this scholarship will be awarded in place of the Academic Excellence Scholarship (you will receive this £2,000 award instead of the £1,000 Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Applicants must have achieved the academic requirements by 31 August 2018, with an offer status of unconditional firm (UF).

The eligibility criteria will be taken into account and your personal statement will be considered, in particular we look for the following:

    • A clear rationale as to why you believe you deserve the extra recognition for your academic achievement
    • How the scholarship will be beneficial to your student experience
    • Evidence of a wider contribution that you have made to your college, local community or at home and the positive impact this has made on others

£2,000 paid during the first year of your degree (Level C)

Number available One
Need to fill in an application Yes

31 August 2018

Applications will be considered by a panel of Bournemouth University and Warwickshire College staff on the information that is provided in your application form.

You’ll receive your scholarship in nine instalments, which gives you additional financial support throughout your first year of study.

You’ll receive a pre-paid card, with the first instalment loaded onto it in October 2018. You will be advised of the full terms and conditions when you collect your card following enrolment at BU.

*Evesham College; Malvern Hills College; Moreton Morrell College; Pershore College; Royal Leamington Spa College; Rugby College; Warwick Trident College.

**Equivalent – as recognised by BU and included in the Equivalencies table (pdf 109kb).

If you think you may be eligible for this award but would like to check your qualifications are eligible before you apply then please contact our Future Students Enquiry Team on 01202 961916, who will confirm your eligibility.


Application will close on 31 August 2018


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