New health and social work scholarships to bolster students’ finances
The University of Hertfordshire is offering new scholarships to undergraduate students applying to study health and social work courses from September 2018.
There are two types of scholarships available to potential students; the University of Hertfordshire Trust is supporting scholarships of £9,000 (£3,000 per year of study) available for undergraduate health and social work courses including all areas of nursing (adult, child, mental health and learning disability); midwifery; social work; physiotherapy; paramedic science; diagnostic radiography, radiotherapy and oncology. Further scholarships are available for Adult Nursing students, sponsored by The Roerig Trust, of £4,500 (£1,500 per year of study).
Funding for the scholarships has been sought and obtained in recognition of the importance of the health and social work professions, and in the hope that it will encourage more people to consider these rewarding professions.
'committed to investing in the health and social work professions'
Jackie Kelly, Dean of the School of Health and Social Work, said: “At the University of Hertfordshire we are committed to investing in the health and social work professions. These scholarships are one of the ways we are supporting students to access these professional qualifying programmes of study. In doing so, we are enabling our students to fulfil their ambitions by entering into rewarding careers and ensuring the professions are provided with the next generation of highly skilled professionals.”
The scholarships are open to all potential students who have confirmed the University of Hertfordshire as their firm choice of university; they will have until 29 August to submit their scholarship application. Potential students will need to submit a 300 word statement stating why they wish to enter the health and social work professions, their reasons for wanting to study at the University and why they would benefit from additional funding for the duration of their degree. Applicants should also consider how they meet the NHS values for health programmes and the Health and Care Professions Council’s core values for social work programmes and reflect these in their application statement.
Visit our page about fees and funding at the University of Hertfordshire for more information.