Key information

  • Deadline for applications
    Tuesday 2 November 2021
  • Study Level
    Undergraduate
  • Study Mode
    Part-time, Full-time

About this opportunity

The Belfast Girls Club Union Scholarships at Ulster University are available for Female BSc or PGDip Community Youth Work (CYW) students (full-time or part-time).  Up to four awards of between £500 and £1,000 are available to support female CYW students who meet the university widening access criteria to help with costs of study, for example, the purchase of books or a laptop, or for travel expenses.

How to Apply

Notes for applicants

Applicants should note that:

  • the application will remain confidential between the applicant and Ulster University.
  • the application will be assessed solely on the information provided.
  • the provision of funds will be at the discretion of the Funding Panel.
  • funds will be allocated on merit.
  • eligibility in itself is not sufficient for funding.
  • successful applicants may be asked to provide further evidence of eligibility.
  • provision of false or misleading information will result in invalidity and may lead to disciplinary action.
  • although applicants may make an unlimited number of submissions, funding will normally be limited to one award per applicant in any given year.

Application Process

Calls for applications will be made on an annual basis.  Applications must be fully completed and returned to Eliz McArdle e.mcardle@ulster.ac.uk by 5pm on November 2nd, 2021.


Apply for the Belfast Girls' Club Union Scholarship


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply applicants must be a female full-time/part-time registered BSc or PGDip Community Youth Work student at Ulster University.

Eligibility will be assessed against Banner student records and information provided in the application.   In the first instance, applicants must also meet at least one, usually more than one, of the following criteria:

  • be in receipt of an Ulster Widening Access Bursary.
  • permanently reside (ie home address as recorded in Banner) in an area of high deprivation/low participation in higher education.  Applicants can check their eligibility against these criteria by entering their postcode using the quick look up tool
  • have undertaken their secondary education at a state school with a free school entitlement of 40% or more (applicants can check their eligibility against this criteria on the Department for Education website)
  • be in receipt of benefits which may include state income support, working tax credit or child tax credit.
  • have declared to the University a background-of-care;
  • have disclosed a disability to the University or be in receipt of disability living allowance/personal independence payments.
  • Should the fund be oversubscribed, priority will be given to applications that meet several of the eligibility criteria.

All applications must be signed off by your course director.

Contact information

Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences

Student Residency

Students from the following locations are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

  • Open to all

Eligible Campus Locations

Students studying at the following campuses are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

  • Belfast
  • Jordanstown