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Warwick gives 77 scholarships to masters students in million pound programme

It was announced today, Wednesday 16th July 2014 that the University of Warwick has been able to offer 77 scholarships to study masters degrees thanks to a million pound support programme.

Warwick was part of consortium of six universities (Universities of Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Warwick and York) which secured a £3m HEFCE grant to look at innovative ways of removing barriers to support widening participation in the take-up of, taught postgraduate programmes.

Warwick also received matched funds through the generous charitable donations of alumni and friends of the University, to add to its own contribution and share of the HEFCE funding to create a million pound resource allowing it to offer 77 scholarships. Scholarship offers were made to applicants from under-represented groups, in particular those from low income backgrounds.

Professor Christina Hughes: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at Warwick said:

I was pleased when we received the initial news that Warwick had won the HEFCE funding that underpins this scholarship programme and I am delighted that so many others then stepped forwarded to give additional funds to enable us to provide a million pound programme of scholarship support to widen participation for masters level study. This programme will be delivering serious benefits for our students who, without this financial support, would otherwise have not had the opportunity to study at this level.