Crankstart Scholarship

A University programme providing bursaries towards living costs for UK undergraduate students from low-income backgrounds. Scholars will also have access to internships and support in identifying internship opportunities, an internship bursary, and additional financial support for care leavers and estranged students.

Please note: This award was previously known as the Mortiz-Heyman Scholarship.

Type of award: 
Welfare and hardship
Eligibility or selection criteria: 

All students who have been resident in the UK for a period of at least three years (not for the purposes of education), commencing their first undergraduate degree and with a household income of £27,500 or less will be offered a Crankstart Scholarship. For more information about eligibility criteria, please visit the University’s Crankstart Scholarship page.

Amount awarded: 

Crankstart Scholars are eligible for a bursary towards living costs, the amount of which will vary according to household income. For more information about the benefits of the Scholarship, please visit the University’s Crankstart Scholarship page.

How and when to apply: 

You do not need to apply. From mid-September each year, eligible new first-year students will be invited to become Crankstart Scholars. 

Further information: 

If you require further information on the Crankstart Scholarship Programme, please visit the University’s Crankstart Scholarship page or contact the Crankstart Scholarship team.

Funding source(s): 

The Scholarship is funded by a generous donation by Sir Michael Moritz and Ms Harriet Heyman.