Vice-Chancellor's Fund Scholarships
The Vice-Chancellor’s Fund provides bursaries to deserving students whose studies and university experience would benefit from increased financial support
Driven by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dominic Shellard, the Vice-Chancellor's Fund reflects his personal interest in the welfare, ambition and potential of all our students and receives support from senior staff, board members, alumni and friends of the university, including the Vice-Chancellor himself.
There are two programmes being run this year:
The Vice-Chancellor's Bursary
Education has the potential to shape lives and fulfil hopes and ambitions. For some students, however, university life is very different. Encountering bereavement, ill health or a traumatic experience are challenges that place enormous pressure on students, and these pressures are not easily overcome. Unfortunately students with otherwise bright futures often leave university and lose the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
The Vice-Chancellor's Bursary is an award of up to £1,000 to support students to overcome severe hardship and continue their education. It is also a gift to acknowledge their strength and determination to succeed.
Reverend Jesse Jackson Prize
At DMU we are proud of our diverse, multi-cultural student population and our community relationship with a vibrant city. The Reverend Jesse Jackson Prize has been introduced to encourage further social cohesion between students and the community. We believe our diverse student body is one of our greatest strengths and, by encouraging students to embrace different cultures, faiths and beliefs, we are creating harmony within the university and among our local communities; creating truly global citizens.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson Prize is an award of up to £1,000 established to support students or DMU societies to set up projects that will increase cultural integration within the local community or on campus.