Scholarships and Student Funding

Daniella Sciama Award for Achievement through Adversity

An annual award has been established in honour of Daniella Sciama who died in December 2013 following a sudden asthma attack, having lived with a range of chronic conditions throughout her childhood. Daniella, who was just 18 years of age when she died, was studying International Business and Economics at the University of Edinburgh.


The award will be made to a current students of the University of Edinburgh who has made significant achievements in the face of adversity.  The award will recognise the extraordinary results that students achieve in the face of unforeseen challenges and adversity.

The value of the award is £1,000.


University staff are invited to complete a supporting statement using the online form below to nominate a student for this merit award.

The closing date for is Friday 11th May 2018.

Daniella Sciama Award Online Nomination Form


The winner will be notified in late May 2018 with the presentation of the award being made at our annual Undergraduate Scholarship Graduation Reception on Monday 18th June 2018.