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The Adam Bell Scholarship recognises and celebrates students who make a significant contribution to the community of the University and/or who demonstrate qualities such as dedication, compassion to others, and resilience.

Scholarship details

The Adam Bell Scholarship is worth £2,000.

The scholarship may be available to those who play for University teams, make a difference to others through small, everyday actions or who help others who are struggling on their course or who are having difficulty meeting deadlines.


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Any student who is currently enrolled on a full-time programme at Edge Hill is eligible to be considered for this award in academic year 2023/24, excluding students on courses of one-year or less in duration and those in the final year of courses which are longer than one year.

It is not possible to receive multiple scholarships in recognition of the same achievement. If you have previously been awarded a scholarship by Edge Hill University, a different achievement must be outlined in any nominations for the Adam Bell Scholarship.

Permanent employees of the University, repeat year students and Erasmus students are not eligible for this award.

About Adam Bell

Adam Bell worked as the first Scholarships Administrator, and subsequently as an Assistant Registrar, in Academic Registry at Edge Hill University until his sudden death in July 2011 from a brain haemorrhage at the age of 27.

Adam was a delightful young man with a zest for life, a philosophy of giving to those less fortunate, and with a really promising future ahead of him.

The personal qualities exemplified by Adam are reflected in the spirit and values of this scholarship.

Case studies

Discover more about the achievements and endeavours of Adam Bell scholars with our snapshots of a selection of previous winners.

How do I apply?

To be considered for the Adam Bell Scholarship, you will need to be nominated by an Edge Hill University student or a member of staff. We encourage you to speak to your peers or your tutor to discuss your individual situation and your desire to be nominated.

To nominate someone for the Adam Bell Scholarship, you need to complete and submit our Adam Bell Scholarship Nomination Form through the Student Life Portal. This is a shared nomination form for both the University Scholarship and Adam Bell Scholarship.

Our scholarships have now closed.

Over the summer, all nominations will be reviewed by a selection panel who make the decision on who to award. Outcomes will be communicated by late August. If you have any questions, please email

Contact us

If you have any queries about the Adam Bell Scholarship, you can get in touch with our team, who will be happy to assist you.