Proprep is awarding 10 lucky students with
a scholarship of £5,000

Proprep is awarding 10 lucky students with a scholarship of
£5,000

Scholarship details
Money£5,000
Scholarships10 Scholarships
Time 18th January 202101.18.2021
Overview

Even before the pandemic, money was one of the biggest obstacles stopping a student from successfully graduating. We want to support STEM students with funding so they can focus on their studies and not worry about their finances. We also want to empower our scholarship receivers to help their peers with their studies.

If you are in your first or second year at university and you’re studying a STEM degree or at least one STEM module (science, technology, engineering, maths) then YOU are eligible to apply to receive a payment of £5,000 to support your studies. This will be paid to you next academic year and you will be required to complete and execute an action plan to support and mentor first year STEM students.

Eligibility

The Proprep scholarship is open to all Proprep users who are students in their first or second year at university and studying at least 1 STEM module.

In your application you will need to include a well thought out action plan for how next academic year, you will help to support and mentor STEM freshers at your university, in their first year on campus.

You will also need to create a short video, this doesn’t need to be polished and can be filmed on a phone or a laptop (this is not a test of your creativity, we just want to gauge your enthusiasm for learning STEM subjects) with one of the following titles:

  • ‘How studying STEM will help me to achieve my potential’
  • ‘Studying STEM will get me to…’
  • ‘How STEM will ensure my future’

Applications from students who are able to demonstrate they are from any of the following underrepresented groups will be prioritised:

1
You are of BAME origin
2
You identify as a woman
3
You are disabled or have a learning disability
4
You come from a low-income household
How to apply?

If you haven't already, please set yourself up with a Proprep account - the first two weeks are completely free!

Once you have done this you can then proceed to the scholarship application via the 'Apply Now' button.

Application Supporting Documents Checklist

All applicants must include a scanned copy of a valid passport. You can upload this directly to the application form.

If you fall into either of the following underrepresented groups please ensure you include scanned copies of these documents to support your application:

 

If you are disabled or have a learning disability, please include a scanned copy of any of the following documents (only one is required):

  • Medical letter from your doctor confirming your medical condition or disability, or – if appropriate – evidence of a dyslexia diagnosis. Note: Medical letter does not need to be detailed; copies of letters from specialists are acceptable.
  • Supporting letter from tutor, welfare adviser, disability officer or equivalent from University. Note: The supporting letter must be dated, on headed paper from the University and confirm attendance on the course.
  • Result of application for Disabled Students Allowance.
 

If you come from a low-income household (with a total household income below £25,000 per annum), please include the following:

  • A copy of documentation that confirms you have applied for Student Finance (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland) for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan, and have received confirmation that they have been assessed and that you will receive full financial support. An income assessment must have been conducted and consent given to share the information with Proprep.

**Please note that you are only able to apply for ONE scholarship, even if you fall into more than one category, so please do not submit multiple application forms.

Questions
If you are unsure whether you meet the eligibility criteria or have any other questions, please contact us at

FAQs

Why are Proprep offering a scholarship?

Even before the pandemic, money was one of the biggest obstacles stopping a student from successfully graduating.

We want to support STEM students with funding so they can focus on their studies and not worry about their finances.

We also want to empower our scholarship receivers to help their peers with their studies.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any first or second year university student who is studying a STEM degree or at least one STEM module (science, technology, engineering and maths)

What is the project I need to create?

As part of your application, we want you to plan how, in the academic year of 2021-2022, you will mentor and support first year STEM students.

I am in my third year of university, can I apply?

Unfortunately this scholarship is only open to students in their first or second year of university because you will need to still be studying in the academic year of 2021-2022.

What are the underrepresented groups?

If you fall into any of the following categories your application will be prioritised:

  • You come from a Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority background
  • You identify as a woman
  • You have a disability
  • You come from a low-income household (with a total household income below £25,000 per annum)

Although please be aware this does not guarantee you a place.

I fall into 2 of the underrepresented groups, can I apply twice?

Only one application per student is allowed, although you can mark your application if you fall into more than one underrepresented category.

When will successful applicants be notified?

We will aim to create our shortlist of candidates within one month of the application deadline although this may be subject to change. All shortlisted candidates will be invited for a short virtual interview with a member of the Proprep team.

When will the money be paid?

The scholarship payment will be made to recipients in two installments in the Autumn semester of 2021 and the Spring semester of 2022.

Where are the full scholarship terms and conditions?

The full terms and conditions are detailed in the application form.

Am I liable to repay any of the scholarship funds?

Only if you leave your course or fail to complete any aspects of the agreed action plan to support first year students.