Scholarships and Student Funding

National trusts

UK organisations and trusts which may be useful to contact for part funding.

Alderman Frederick Smith & Holt Trust Funds

A small number of scholarships are available for male undergraduates receiving support via Student Finance England and whose normal residence is in the city of Liverpool.


Brightside UNIAID is a national educational charity, formed from the merger of The Brightside Trust and The UNIAID Foundation whose vision is of a society where all individuals are inspired and empowered to achieve their potential through education and employment.

Family Action Grants

Family Action has been distributing grants to help people and families in need since 1869. Their small grants programme focuses on the two areas of Welfare and Education.

RIBA Hardship Funds for Students of Architecture

RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) offers two different hardship funds to students of architecture at the University of Edinburgh which is a RIBA validated School of Architecture.

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Undergraduate Bursaries

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Undergraduate Bursaries are designed to provide support for eligible UK students i.e. those connected with Commercial Travellers, Grocers or Chemists in financial need undertaking full-time Undergraduate first degree courses at institutions in the United Kingdom, leading to recognised degrees.

The Gen Foundation Scholarships

The Gen Foundation is a charitable trust which supports the research and study of Natural Science and the Arts. The Foundation focuses on biological, chemical, and botanical science and exceptional candidates from language, music, and art.

The Newby Trust

The Trust's general policy is to make grants available to those taking second degrees, to mature students, and to students from abroad with a proven UK educational record whose circumstances have been affected by events beyond their control.

The Studley College Trust

Grants to assist students with the costs of undertaking courses in agriculture, horticulture and other land-based industries. Applicants should be British Nationals and under 30.

The Thomas Wall Trust

The Thomas Wall Trust welcomes applications from UK nationals only, particularly those who, through adverse or unexpected circumstances, have financial difficulties but who wish to pursue vocational courses or courses concerned with social welfare which will subsequently lead to paid employment.

The UK eInformation Group

The award is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students in any UK University who are undertaking study that has significant information handling or information management content. It is not sufficient simply to be using information resources during their work! UKeIG is likely to favour students on courses that cover electronic information sources.

The Vegetarian Charity

Grants for people up to the age of 25 in financial need who are vegetarian or vegan. The Charity can also award grants for children being brought up to be vegetarian where the parents are in financial need.

Women's Careers Foundation

Applicants should be over 21 years old (although younger applicants are considered if taking courses in music or dance) and must be a citizen of the United Kingdom. Grants of around £250 are additional funding to that already secured by the applicant.