The Mayflower Award, 2019 entry
University of Plymouth is proud to offer students a life-changing,
transformative experience whilst they learn and research. We also know that
embarking on such an exciting experience can be daunting and students from particular
groups may face additional difficulty in accessing higher education.
support the University’s ambitions around widening participation, we are
pleased to offer financial support in the form of a bursary (The Mayflower
Award) to undergraduate students from the following groups:
whose household income is between £0 and £35,000 per year.
who are estranged from their families.
from a household where the annual income is less than £35,000 per year will
have their eligibility checked for the award automatically once a full funding
application has been assessed and finalised with Student Finance England. The
award is paid in two instalments in the student’s first year of study.
from one of the other above groups must contact the Student Funding Team as
soon as they have enrolled at the University of Plymouth so that we can assess
eligibility and organise for any bursary to be paid. The award is allocated on a first-come,
The Mayflower Award
is available to students who are entering into their first year of study on
their first course in September
2019, who are identified as being domiciled in England and whose household
income is between £0 and £35,000.
You must be paying
the full tuition fee for the year and be in receipt of the full funding package
from Student Finance England.
This award is
granted automatically – no separate application is needed. All eligible
recipients will be automatically identified from University and Student Finance
payment is dependent on satisfactory attendance.
If you have had ANY
previous Higher Education study on any course, you will not be entitled to this
award. This includes not completing all or part of a course or not gaining
a qualification on it.
It is a student’s
responsibility to declare if they have had ANY previous HE
study, particularly if at a different institution or if taken in previous years
as our record systems may not be able to see this. If you have been earmarked
or contacted for a Mayflower Award but fall into the previous study category,
you will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as your eligibility may change or be cancelled
and you could be asked to repay part or all of the award.
Please note that if
you are re-assessed at any point during the year by Student Finance or by the University, your award could be amended or cancelled appropriately.
The Mayflower Award
is payable only in the first year of study and will not be repeated in
Partner College students whose fees are paid directly to the college that they are studying at
are NOT eligible for this award.