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Did you know that Edge Hill offers a vast array of scholarships and awards to students?

From rewarding academic excellence and celebrating success outside your studies, to overcoming adversity and helping and inspiring others, our scholarships celebrate your determination and commitment.

To find out more, check your eligibility and apply – simply visit our dedicated Scholarships webpages. The deadline for applications/nominations is Monday 31 May 2021

Excellence Scholarships

Iqra Tahir

If you are proud of something you have done and can demonstrate determination, commitment and achievement outside of your studies you may be eligible to apply for an Excellence Scholarship worth up to £2,000.
Please note: These scholarships are available to first and second year full-time undergraduates or first year full-time foundation students

Iqra Tahir received an Excellence Scholarship
Iqra was granted her scholarship during the first year of her degree in recognition of her work promoting health and educational opportunities for young people. The award enabled her to carry on volunteering and take part in further activities and helped her ‘gain confidence and grow as individual’.

Sports Scholarships

Isaak Dalglish

If you are talented at sport and participate, coach or officiate at a competitive level, you may be eligible to apply for a Sports Scholarship worth up to £1,000 per academic year, plus benefits.
Please note: These scholarships are available to first and second year full-time undergraduates or first year only full-time foundation students.

Isaak Dalglish received a Sports Scholarship
Isaak has achieved World and Championship medals in para-badminton and aspires to be one of the world’s elite players. Isaak believes the support received by Edge Hill University has been imperative in his training, which includes three days a week spent at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

University Scholarship

Daniel Chapman

Students who help to raise the profile of the University in a positive way, or contribute to equal opportunities and diversity, can be nominated by an Edge Hill University student or member of staff for a University Scholarship worth £2,000.

Daniel Chapman received a University Scholarship
Daniel travelled to Calais, distributing aid in the now dismantled ‘Jungle’ refugee camp. The fund provided the opportunity for Daniel to help more people as well as enabling him to provide ongoing help for refugees in Calais and travelling to Greece to help at refugee camps.

Read about how the University Scholarship allowed Harriet Diver to continue inspiring work with African charity.

Read about how the University Scholarship kickstarted law graduate’s dream of becoming a barrister.

Adam Bell Scholarship

Rosie McKenna

Students who make a significant contribution to the University community and/or demonstrate qualities such as dedication, compassion to others and resilience can be nominated by a member an Edge Hill University student or member of staff for the Adam Bell Scholarship worth £2,000.

Rosie McKenna received an Adam Bell Scholarship
Rosie has gained recognition from the NUS for her work lobbying MPs over the abolition of maintenance grants. Rosie has also been involved in national discussions on education policy, run campaigns on women’s issues, as well as supporting the needs of LGBTQ+ students.

Find out how Oliver Moores used an Adam Bell scholarship to help disabled children.

Mark Flinn Award

Jack Lloyd

If you are keen to develop your skills by undertaking a research project which makes extensive use of historical evidence and you can demonstrate you have the potential for further development in your research you may be eligible to apply for the Mark Flinn Award worth £500.

Jack Lloyd received a Mark Flinn Award
Jack is exploring the history of crime on the railways, examining the types of crimes committed, assessing whether the railways were perceived by the Victorians as spaces of social danger and evaluating the emerging role of the British Transport Police.

Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award

Chloe Thomas

If you display promise as a creative writer and can demonstrate that you have the potential for further development in your writing you may be eligible to apply for the Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award worth £500.

Chloe Thomas received a Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award
Chloe has worked with a theatre company to run workshops at a medium secure hospital, encouraging residents to create poems from newspaper fragments and respond to music in a creative way.


Dame Janet Suzman Playwriting Prize

Ryan Leder

If you want to write an original script for stage play you may be eligible to apply for the Dame Janet Suzman Playwriting Prize worth £1,000.
Please note: This prize is available to final year undergraduates and taught Masters degree students in the Department of English, History and Creative Writing or undergraduates degree in Dance, Drama or Musical Theatre in the Department of Creative Arts.

Ryan Leder received the Dame Janet Suzman Playwriting Prize
Ryan wrote a play script titled Numbered Days. The piece provided a stark look at love in the digital age, challenging the age-old question of whether love really can overcome anything