This scholarship supports young people from the North-West who would like to go to university, but whose parents didn’t have the opportunity. BAME students are more likely to be the first in their family to attend university (OfS, Feb 2019) and thus this scholarship could assist with encouraging further recruitment of BAME students.

Resources required:

  • Funding.
  • Networking with other academic/professional networks.

Available evidence of impact:

  • Increase in students from first in family attending university.
  • Application figures.

Links to available resources:

Implementation and potential challenges:

  • Universities can signpost and link to content.
  • Funding to create scholarships.
  • Support from university.

How to Use:

  • Finalise objectives and target students for the scholarship.
  • Use real case studies from similar universities to negotiate funding at a university level.
  • Investigate relevant funding streams i.e. Access and Participation, Levelling up funding etc.
  • Consider linking with partner or local institutions/organisations to deliver and co-fund.
  • Produce a framework for supporting scholars through the process and during the scholarship.