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Alumni scholarships

Our Alumni Scholarships come from generous gifts of the alumni of the Law School. They recognise the need to support successive groups of students studying at Newcastle.

Stage 1 Achievement Through Adversity Grants

We'll make up to 10 awards of £500 at the beginning of semester 2. These grants support you by helping with general living costs and expenses. They are non-repayable. They can go on anything from rent and books to household bills and travel expenses. The 'Achievement through Adversity Grant' is a one-off grant and paid only in the first year of study.

To be eligible for one of these grants students must be:

  • a registered Stage 1 student
  • able to prove a commitment to the degree programme

The selection panel look at many factors in assessing this criterion, including:

  • attendance
  • submission of formative coursework
  • an academic reference, ideally one provided by a seminar leader
  • demonstrable academic potential, as judged by pre-University qualifications
  • academic performance during Semester 1 at University
  • indicating in a supporting statement how they have overcome, or are overcoming adversity
  • outlining how the grant will support their studies

The grants are particularly intended to support widening participation students. We'll also consider those who entered via the PARTNERS route.

We may give preference to those students.

Students are informed of the application process and deadlines annually.

Undergraduate Law Alumni Scholarships

Available in Stages 2, 3 and any exchange/placement years

The Undergraduate Law Alumni Scholarships will consist of two awards of £1,500 to students at the beginning of Year 2. Recipients receive the same level of award at the beginning of Stage 3.

Recipients also receive the same level of award if they're doing an intercalating exchange/placement year between Stages 2 and 3

These are awarded on the basis of:  

  • academic merit 
  • recognition of circumstances where a student is overcoming, or has overcome, adversity 

Students learn of the application process and deadline at the end of their first year of study. One condition of the awards is recipients should expect to meet with donors at alumni events.