Applications for Scholarships are now open!

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Edge Hill University’s Excellence Scholarships and Sports Scholarships are officially open for applications!

If you’re a prospective full-time student joining a degree, foundation degree or PGCE at Edge Hill University, or if you’re a current student already enrolled on a full-time course, you may be eligible to apply for (or, in some cases, be nominated for) an award.

To check your eligibility, visit our Scholarships Calculator.

There’s no Crystal Maze style challenges to complete – you’ll just need to answer up to six short questions and we’ll let you know there and then which awards you may be eligible to receive.

Scholarships for Prospective Students

Excellence Scholarships, worth up to £2,000, celebrate determination, commitment and achievement in any area beyond your studies, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance or volunteering.

These are just example areas of excellence, rather than fixed categories, so if you excel in a different area don’t be shy in telling us about it! In the past we’ve had aspiring clowns, entrepreneurs, film makers, volunteers, knitters and fundraisers to name just a few. We’re always looking for new and diverse applicants that showcase the variety of talent across the Edge Hill community.

Sports Scholarships, worth up to £1,000 per academic year, reward talent, achievement and dedication in sport and are designed to enhance your sporting performance. You’ll get a free Sport Scholarship kit, free annual Edge Hill Sport and Team Edge Hill membership, and free access to the gym and other sports facilities. Depending on your tier of award (Gold, Silver or Bronze), you may also be entitled to free personal training, strength and conditioning sessions, nutritional advice, and a sports science support package tailored to your individual needs.

If you’ve applied to Edge Hill University and firmly accepted an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate degree (BA/BSc/LLB), foundation degree (FdA/FdSc), DipHE or PGCE, check your eligibility and make your application for an Excellence Scholarship or Sports Scholarship today!

The deadline for applications is Friday 26th May 2017.

Scholarships for Current Students

If you’re a current student, it’s not too late to add scholarship success to your CV!

Excellence Scholarships, worth up to £2,000, and Sports Scholarships, worth up to £1,000 per academic year, are available to eligible current students who are already enrolled in Year 1 or Year 2 of a full-time undergraduate degree (BA/BSc/LLB), Year 1 of a full-time foundation degree (FdA/FdSc), or Year 1 of DipHE Paramedic Practice.

There’s also a range of additional awards for current students, available to anyone enrolled on a full-time programme at Edge Hill University (excluding permanent employees of the University, repeat year students and Erasmus students).

Eligible current students can apply for:

  • The Mark Flinn Award, worth £500, which recognises students who are keen to develop their skills by undertaking a research project which makes extensive use of historical evidence;
  • The Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award, worth £500, which celebrates students who display promise and potential as creative writers of poetry.

Eligible students can be nominated by staff or current students for:

  • A Chancellor’s Scholarship, worth £2,000, which celebrates students who help to raise the profile of Edge Hill University in a positive way. The scholarship also rewards contributions to equal opportunities and diversity;
  • The Adam Bell Scholarship, worth £2,000, which honours students who make a significant contribution to the University community.

The deadline for applications for Excellence Scholarships, Sports Scholarships, the Mark Flinn Award and the Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award is Friday 26th May 2017.

The closing date for nominations for the Chancellor’s Scholarship and the Adam Bell Scholarship is Friday 28th April 2017.

Student Opportunity Fund

It Starts With You

If you’ve got an idea which will enhance your employability, you need to travel to get some work experience, or you are looking to develop a specific skill through training or volunteering, then our Student Opportunity Fund might be the place to start.

Eligible students can apply for up to £2,000 to take advantage of career enhancing and life changing opportunities either as an individual or as part of a group. Tell us what you’d like to do, how you’re going to do it and explain why the opportunity will enhance your employability and future prospects.

The deadline for applications for the Student Opportunity Fund is 31st May 2017. You are strongly advised to submit an application as early as possible.

That Winning Feeling


To meet some of our current scholars and read about their achievements, visit

If your application is successful, or if you’re nominated for an award, it could be your success that our potential scholars of the future are reading about in 2018!

So, if you’re inspired by our scholars’ stories, why not follow in their footsteps and submit your application now?