Undergraduate Community Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities Community Scholarship Scheme gives second year undergraduate students the chance to provide 5 weeks of high-quality project support to local community groups or organisations during the summer.

In addition to receiving an award of £1000*, the student scholarship holders will enhance their knowledge and understanding of community engagement and project management. The aim of the scholarship scheme is also to inspire students to engage with the city and to engage students in meaningful service activities that enrich their learning and enhance the quality of life for others in our local, national and international communities.

*For the international scholarship (The Gambia - Global Hands) the student will not receive an award of £1000, the full scholarship award of £1500 will go directly to the organisation and support their place/trip cost.

Please note: These scholarships are only open to second year undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Benefits of the scholarships

In addition to receiving a £1,000 award, as a Scholar you will:

  • Gain valuable experience in community engagement, organisation and management of project work
  • Work with a local organisation on a live project
  • Gain direct experience of, and become more integrated within, the Faculty's community collaboration and outreach culture
  • Gain insight into the professional development opportunities of working in the local community
  • Further develop your research, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Gain skills that will enhance your future employment prospects and expand your CV
  • Receive £500 donation to your organisation

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will:

  • Be committed to undertaking the project as set out in the original proposal within the timescale agreed with the organisations project lead at the outset
  • Attend weekly meetings with the project lead to update progress
  • Complete a final reflective report, produce a blog post about the project which will be published on the website and a poster to be displayed as part of the Faculty's Undergraduate Showcase
  • Become involved in publicising the scholarships in future years and actor as a mentor to future applicants

Eligibility:

  • You must be a current student studying in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Schedule for applications

  • April 2018 – Announcement of Scholarship Awards
  • June/July 2018 – Scholarships begin 

Once you’ve looked through the different projects on offer this year you can complete the online application form by clicking the link below. Remember that you can only apply to one project so please choose carefully!

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be registered for an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
  • Be able to undertake the project work  (approx. 36 hours/week) between June and August 2018 (the exact dates will be confirmed with your academic project lead if you are successful).

Please submit the form by 4pm on Monday 7 May 2018. We aim to inform all applicants whether their application is successful in April.

If you have any issues with the form please contact Annabel Kiernan.

Terms and conditions

Five Undergraduate Community Scholarships are available to undergraduate students registered on a programme in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Each scholarship holder will undertake full-time project support guided by a member of the local organisation for a period of five weeks between June and August 2018.

If you are awarded a scholarship you will:

  • Be committed to undertaking the project as set out in the original proposal within the timescale agreed at the outset. Scholars are expected to undertake at least 36 hours of project work during each week of the scholarship.
  • Agree with the project lead the exact five weeks of the summer vacation when the scholarship work will be undertaken.
  • Attend weekly monitoring meetings with the project lead and at these meetings demonstrate the progress that has been made in the previous week.
  • Receive £1000 award.
  • Gain advice, training and project management support from the Faculty Outreach and Enrichment team
  • Have the use of a PC on campus for the duration of the scholarship
  • Complete a final feedback form on the running of the scheme, a short reflective report, a blog post, and a poster (guidance will be provided).
  • Be willing to become involved in publicising the scholarships in future years and mentor future scholars.

In addition to the monetary rewards, the students awarded scholarships will:

  • Gain valuable experience in undertaking significant project work.
  • Contribute to the development of new knowledge.
  • Work in partnership with a local organisation
  • Become more aware of and be more integrated within the Faculty’s community outreach culture.
  • Gain insight into delivering projects.
  • Develop skills that will enhance future employment prospects and broaden their CV.

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be registered for an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. (Subject to any UK Border Agency Policy regarding visa students, this scheme is open to home/EU and overseas students.).
  • Complete the application form on the next page and submit it by 4pm on Monday 7 May 2018
  • Be able to work with the local organisation between June and August 2018.
  • Preference will be given to students that are: first generation,

Please note that each student can only apply for one undergraduate scholarship project. This is to ensure that the scholarships benefit the maximum number of students.

Scholarships available:

 

International scholarships:

 

To apply for the scholarship, download the form below:

Please send completed applications to a.kiernan@mmu.ac.uk by 4pm on Monday 7 May 2018.

 

 

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