Robert Young Scholarship

Academic year 2020
Amount Up to £10,000
Durham, England


This scholarship is available thanks to an historic £1 million donation by local entrepreneur and former Councillor Robert Young. This is the largest ever scholarship donation in the history of Durham University, an incredible gift that will enable Durham University to award at least one £10,000 scholarship every year for the forseeable future.

Educated at a state-maintained County Durham school, college or other secondary education provider for two of the most recent four years of their education
Have a household income below £42,875 (17/18 rates) based on an assessment carried out by Student Finance England. Preference will be given to applicants with a household income below £25,000.
Resident in County Durham at the point of submitting an academic application through UCAS for a place at Durham University.
For the purposes of determining eligibility for the Robert Young Scholarship "resident in County Durham" is defined as having a residential postcode which starts with any one of the letter/number combinations in this document with the exception of the listed exclusions.

Level of Study

Mode of study
Full time

Year of Entry
Applicants for programmes commencing in 2020/21

All undergraduate programmes

£10,000 per year which covers-

Payment of tuition fees (up to £10,000)
Remaining balance paid towards college accommodation costs if the recipient is living in or directly to the recipient if they are living in private accommodation
The duration of their programme at Durham University subject to adherence to terms and conditions

Number of awards available

Prospective applicants must:
Stage 1: submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS prior to the scholarship deadline of 31st March 2020
Stage 2:
Submit by 31st March 2020

a scholarship application including a personal statement of no more than 4,000 characters describing; your financial circumstances, how the Robert Young Scholarship would help you to study at Durham University and why you want to study at Durham University
a character reference from one of your teachers in support of your scholarship application to be sent by email to [email protected] Please ensure your referee submits the reference on letter headed paper which contains their name, position, contact details and your full name.
a copy of your Student Finance England assessment letter detailing your maintenance loan entitlement to be sent by email to [email protected] . (If you are waiting for confirmation of your entitlement please submit your scholarship application and forward details of your assessment letter as soon as you can)


Application will close on 31 March 2020


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