Supporting students in need

Sheffield scholarships and the Student Hardship Fund have an incredible impact on students who have experienced difficult times. Whether they’re from low-income households, have families of their own or are estranged from their parents, thank you for being there when they needed you most.

I have found the whole experience of providing the scholarships really positive and I look forward to following the students’ onward progress. Giving the scholarships has, in my view, given me as much as it has given the students.”

Scholarship donor

Just what does a scholarship allow our students to do?

I was so touched that someone believed in me enough to invest in my future that it gave me even more determination to succeed. I will be forever grateful and will always want to do them proud.”

Sarah Miller
MSc Data Science 2018

"I was homeless for a time as a teenager and I didn’t even think I’d make it through school. But thanks to the support I’ve received, I’ve been able to turn my life around.”

Martha O’Toole
LLB Law 2018, MA Legal Practice

Your donation will make a life-changing difference to a student who would otherwise struggle to afford the cost of university.

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"I'm indescribably grateful for the opportunity afforded to me by this scholarship. When I heard that I had been selected to receive it, I was unsurprisingly very excited, though not for the money itself, but for the extra time it represented for me to be able to devote to my subject, without needing to stress over how to pay the bills."

Oliver Bray

We know statistically that less than half of students from disadvantaged backgrounds actually go on to higher education. [These students] are as bright as people from more well-off backgrounds, but they do need a bit of support, and financial anxiety can be a big factor in deciding not to go to university. [Scholarships] are helping to level the playing field

Joe Woolway 
Senior Financial Support Officer

Your support for scholarships is helping Salma fulfil her ambition to become a doctor serving the people of South Yorkshire.

This scholarship has enabled me to take on an MSc(res) degree in Translational Oncology, a field I am passionate about, without having to worry about financial matters. After my masters, I hope to either secure employment in cancer research with a focus on research for novel cancer therapies or pursue a PhD programme. Thank you for your financial support. I really appreciate it."

Abena Amponsah
MSc(Res) Translational Oncology