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Applications for the Community Scholarship 2018 are now closed.
The Oxford Brookes University Community Scholarship rewards those students who have taken part in community engagement, either within their school or college or local community and/or students who have overcome personal or social difficulties.
Students who are successful in being awarded the Community Scholarship are given a one off payment of £1,000 in their first year of study. This money does not have to be paid back, as long as the student completes their course.
Being part of the Community scholarship is something that I am really proud of. It was evidence to me that my perseverance through a difficult stage in life and my hard work in college had been recognised and appreciated by the tutors. It gives me motivation to keep working to the best of my abilities. Chris Lewis, FdEng Motorsports - Performance and Automotive Technology.
Being part of the Community scholarship is something that I am really proud of. It was evidence to me that my perseverance through a difficult stage in life and my hard work in college had been recognised and appreciated by the tutors. It gives me motivation to keep working to the best of my abilities.
Applicants must be at a state-maintained secondary school or college in Oxfordshire, one of our Associate College Partnerships or a Study Higher school/college. For more details, please see Eligible Schools and Colleges below.
Students are responsible for making their own application for the award but must nominate a teacher whom we can contact to obtain a supporting reference.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following:
In addition, applicants must also demonstrate that they meet at least one of the following criteria:
Priority will be given to those who meet one or more of the following criteria:
Successful scholars will receive their Community Scholarship payments in two instalments in their first year of study, one instalment in November and one in February.
Brookes will pay the Scholarship directly into the bank account for which the student has provided details to Student Finance England. In order for us to be able to award the Scholarship, applicants must have made an online application to Student Finance England (SFE) and be eligible for an offer of funding (the offer does not need to be accepted but the applicant must have consented to share their information with Brookes when applying to SFE and must provide SFE with their bank account details).
The following schools and colleges are eligible:
Our Associate College Partnerships and Study Higher schools/colleges are as follows:
Students from The Oxford Academy are eligible for additional funding in the form of The Hamilton Oxford Academy Scholarship. This is an additional scholarship of £2,000, in their first year of study. Successful scholars will receive their Hamilton Oxford Academy Scholarship payments in two instalments in their first year of study, one instalment in November and one in February.
The same eligibility criterion as the Community Scholarship applies also to the Hamilton Oxford Academy Scholarship.
The following applies to 2018 entrants only: