The Harris Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Harris family to support an estranged student at UWE Bristol.

About the scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Harris family to support an estranged student at UWE Bristol. One scholarship is available to an estranged student studying a Humanities course. Estranged students who are not studying a Humanities course are also eligible to apply.

The successful scholar will be awarded £1,500.

Eligibility

You can apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must be an estranged student and accessing UWE Cares support*.
  • You must be studying an undergraduate course in the specified academic year (e.g 2023/4).

* Students must be able to evidence their status as an estranged student through UWE Cares.

If you are not known to UWE Cares they will make contact with you after your application to check your eligibility for the scholarship and explain the wider offer of support that estranged students can access at UWE Bristol.

Definition of an estranged student

To be considered an estranged student, you must be:

  • permanently separated from both of your biological or adoptive parents (this includes where both your biological or adoptive parents have passed away)
  • under 25 years old at the start of your undergraduate degree course
  • a Home UK undergraduate student.

Priority applications

We welcome applications from all estranged students, however applications from students on the following courses will be prioritised:

  1. Level 3 students on the following Humanities courses:
  2. Levels 1 and 2 students on the Humanities courses listed above
  3. Level 3 students on any undergraduate course
  4. Levels 1 and 2 students on any undergraduate course.

How to apply

Applications will be judged by a panel comprising members of the Harris family, the Head of Alumni Engagement (or their nominee) and the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (or their nominee).

All applications will be anonymised. The panel's decision is final.

Applications are now open. The application deadline is Friday 5 April 2024.

Apply for the Harris Scholarship

For more information, please email development@uwe.ac.uk.