Futures Fund scholarship

The Futures Fund

The Futures Fund was established in 2003 to support students at the University to develop their careers and aspirations. Supported by alumni, friends and local companies and charitable trusts, the fund has continued to award support in three key areas to students studying at the University.  Every donation has made a difference, giving much needed support for our students to unlock their potential and create opportunities that take their career ambitions to the next stage.

This University is deeply thankful to over 245 donors who donated to help enable opportunities for over 150 scholarship recipients.

The Futures Fund has already made a huge difference in offering financial support to enable students to go beyond their comfort zones to work on self sourced placements in London or gain experience of sectors overseas.

There are three different scholarships available: - Student Opportunity Scholarship
                                                                             - Excellence Scholarship
                                                                             - G
raduate Development Scholarship

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Please read our application guidance notes before starting your application.

When to Apply

Applications for academic year 2017/18 are welcomed from September 2017.

The Futures Fund Committee meet every term as below:

Deadline for Applications Committee Meeting
27th October 2017 - noon 14th November 2017
 26th January 2018 - noon 13th February 2018
4th May 2018 - noon 15th May 2018

Shortlisted applications will be considered by the Committee and awarded applicants noted the week after the meeting is held.

Please ensure you read the scholarship criteria that you are applying for.

All submitted applications must have an attached proposal/academic reference and supporting evidence where necessary.

How to Apply

  • Read the scholarship criteria for the above scholarship that you want to apply for.
  • Use the 'Apply Now' button below to access our application area.
  • Have a copy of your proposal, academic reference and supporting evidence ready to attach. e.g. screen shots of costings/financial evidence. Please note only PDF/JPEG formats are accepted.
  • We recommend that you prepare these as word documents and submit with your completed application.

    It is recommended that you contact the Development Office team to discuss your proposal prior to submission.

    The team are available to offer you advice or to assist you with any questions you may have about your application.

    Contact us on development.office@sunderland.ac.uk or call on 0191 515 3664.




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