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.