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The Stoneygate Scholarship

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What is the Stoneygate Scholarship?

The Stoneygate Scholarship provides three students from low income or disadvantaged backgrounds with an award of £4,000 per year*. The scholarships recognise students who have overcome adversity in pursuit of their goals.

These awards aim to support academically able students, who may have faced barriers to attending university, to obtain an excellent degree outcome in their programme. Ultimately, these scholarships aim to ease financial pressures so that students can balance study and external pressures, allowing them to achieve their full potential.

*Stoneygate Trust funding will provide three students with £3,000 per academic year with an additional £1,000 per academic year drawn from existing DMU funds.

  1. Eligibility Criteria for Scholars and Applicants

    1. You must have lived in a Quintile 1 postcode area for the last three years. This is indicated by a postcode in Quintile 1 for POLAR4. Please enter your postcode in this postcode checker to check if your postcode meets this criteria.

    2. You must be a new home/UK status student, starting a full-time undergraduate degree in September 2021.

    3. You are being charged the full tuition fees. These are not being paid (in full or part) by a sponsor or any other professional body.

    4. Household Income as assessed in student finance application of £25,000 or below.

    5. You've not studied in higher education previously. Only applicants with exceptional circumstances could be considered outside these criteria.

    6. You must be enrolled on, and attending an eligible course when the payments are made. Students who transfer to a non-eligible course will cease to be eligible and payments will be prorated up to the point of eligibility.

    8. Scholarships are not normally paid during repeat years of study.

  2. Terms and Conditions

    1. This scholarship is not transferrable.

    2. Student funding record must be in a position for the scholarship allocation to be made and paid, as the bursary element of the scholarship is normally paid directly into a student's bank account by the SLC on behalf of DMU. This means that the following criteria must have been met:

    a) Your completed student finance application must have been assessed and finalised by SFE, SFW, SFNI, SAAS (no income related awards will be awarded on provisional financial assessments)

    b) You must have signed and returned your student declaration form to the SLC.

    c) Your SFE, SFW, SFNI, SAAS record must be available to DMU. Therefore you must have given student finance permission* for your information to be shared with the university.

    d) You must ensure that your parents/sponsors have given student finance their permission for their information to be shared with DMU. Permission/consent from you and/or your parents can be given by calling SFE on 0300 100 0612

    e) The data held on your student finance record must meet the award eligibility criteria.

    f) Once deemed eligible for the award, if your SFE record is not in a position for allocation and/or payment to be made, your payment will be delayed or not made at all.

    3. The bursary element of the scholarship will be paid in instalments in line with DMU’s normal Bursary and Scholarship payment schedule.

    4. Any scholarship/bursary payments made by DMU/ Student Loans Company (SLC) after a student has interrupted their studies or withdrawn from the university will normally be recovered from the student.

    5. Any bursary or scholarship payment made by DMU/ SLC in error OR paid as a result of false information submitted will normally be recovered from the student.

    6. If a payment is not received, it is the responsibility of the student to urgently contact the Student Finance and Welfare team at DMU, so that the non-payment can be investigated. The deadline for the payment of scholarships is the end of the summer term. For the next academic year this will be 17 June 2022. No further awards will be made after this date. Please note: do NOT leave any queries about non-payment until the deadline, as it may take time to investigate and resolve your query.

    7. Payments are triggered via DMU returning a positive registration and attendance confirmations at the relevant points. This process is carried out automatically on your behalf. Students whose SFE, SFW, SFNI, SAAS record is not in a position to have their attendance confirmed will experience a delay in payment.

    8. DMU reserves the right to revise or amend these eligibility criteria and terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. The information provided above must be used in conjunction with award specific information on our Scholarships and Bursaries.


How to apply

The Stoneygate Scholarship application window has now closed for 2021/22 entry.

For more information/details of the scholarship please read the eligibility criteria and terms and conditions below.

Further information

If you have any further queries please contact the Transitions Team, Student Finance and Welfare, via:


T: 0116 257 7595 (please select option 3, followed by option 4)