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The Sir Tom Cowie Sunderland Award 2024-25

The University is the recipient of a generous donation to support local students via the Sir Tom Cowie Sunderland Award.

This award honours the memory and motivations of Sir Tom who was a long term benefactor of the University. Recipients must be a full-time undergraduate studying a course of selected subject disciplines* and should be at the end of their penultimate year (second year for standard programmes or third year for four year programmes.) You must be on track for a 1st or high 2:1 degree classification and you must be from the City of Sunderland.

This award is non repayable and is non means tested.

Read about how the award helped support this year's recipients here.

Tom Cowie Fund 2024

How to Apply

Applications are now closed for academic year 2024-25.

To apply for the Sir Tom Cowie Sunderland Award you must complete an application form and submit it to the Development Office. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Development team to discuss their application in line with the specified criteria below.

If your application does not meet the requirements then it will not be shortlisted to be put forward to the committee. Applications close midnight Monday 6th May 2024.

View and download the requirement criteria

View and download the application form


Case Studies

Hear how the Sir Tom Cowie Sunderland Award has helped create life changing experiences for students:

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