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The University scholarship celebrates students who help to raise the profile of Edge Hill in a positive way through their exceptional contribution to the University.

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The award also recognises students who contribute to equal opportunities and diversity, rewarding notable contributions to equality in support of family origin, disability, gender, sexuality, religion, anti-poverty, anti-ageism or any form of anti-discrimination.

Scholarship amount

The University Scholarship is worth £2,000.


A significant contribution to the University through:

  • Peer mentoring
  • Acting as a course or committee representative
  • Being a Student Ambassador
  • Volunteering or fundraising in the community
  • Leading a sports team, an event or special project.

A significant contribution to equal opportunities and diversity through:

  • Research into understanding human rights and equality
  • An educational campaign or classroom project aimed at highlighting equality and anti-discrimination issues
  • Helping to improve understanding and access to healthcare and services
  • Never letting particular personal circumstances affect your ability to achieve
  • Inspiring and leading others.

Please note, the above examples of potential contributions to equal opportunities, diversity and the University are not intended to be comprehensive.


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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.

Please note, 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 University Scholarship.

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

Case studies

Discover more about the achievements and endeavours of recent University scholars with our case studies of a selection of previous winners.

How do I apply?

To be considered for a University 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 a University Scholarship, you need to complete and submit our University 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 are now open for application via the Student Life Portal. Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 16 June 2024.

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 or would like some further guidance with your application, please email

Contact us

If you have any queries about the University Scholarship, you can get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist you.