University fundraising for scholarships

President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts, encourages staff, students and alumni to fundraise for scholarships.

"Our students are at the heart of everything we do, and I am passionate about ensuring that they receive the highest quality education and the best possible experience during their time here. However, the reality is that for some bright students, going to university seems out of reach.

"I recently met with a group of students who receive donor-funded scholarships at Sheffield. Hearing their stories highlighted to me the difference receiving financial support can make. Scholarships open the doors of the University to students from lower-income and disadvantaged backgrounds and mean they can have the full Sheffield experience once they are here. Last year we received £1 million in donations and were able to award 251 new scholarships. We would like to award more.

"I am now encouraging everyone in the University community - staff, students and alumni - to get involved and help ensure more bright students have the opportunity to study at Sheffield. I have been so impressed by the breadth of fundraising that takes place here and I hope you will join me in supporting this fantastic cause in whatever way you can."

Information below updated 18 April 2019


Here's how to get involved:

The Big Walk 2019

This year you decide - run or walk 23 or 37 miles to raise money for Sheffield Scholarships.

More information and how to register


University Staff Quiz

The annual quiz night will take place on Thursday 2 May. All proceeds will go towards supporting Sheffield Scholarships. The deadline for registering a team was 12 April. Thank you to everyone who has signed up.

About the quiz


Sheffield Half Marathon

A team of runners from the University took to the city's streets on Sunday 14 April in support of Sheffield Scholarships.

Meet the team


Got your own fundraising idea?

If you are planning your own fundraising activity this year, be it a quiz, running challenge or maybe even a sky-dive, please do consider choosing Sheffield Scholarships as your fundraising cause. Supporting students is at the heart of the University's mission.

Get involved with fundraising

Donate to support Sheffield Scholarships