The below awards are open to current students of the University of Leeds.

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

This scholarship is offered to full-time UK students who are studying for an undergraduate degree.

If your parent(s) or spouse is employed (or was recently employed) as a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer, you may be able to apply for a scholarship of up to £3,000 for each year of your undergraduate study.  Find out more about eligibility for the scholarship or apply online

Queries regarding eligibility for this scholarship should be directed to the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

There are two closing dates each year: 1 November and 1 March

Access Programme Award 

To be eligible for this award you must:

  • have entered the University through an access programme or alternative entry scheme (eg Access to Leeds or the Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Course)
  • currently be at undergraduate level or participating in a level 0 access programme
  • be achieving academic excellence

The award is intended to demonstrate the University’s recognition of the extra efforts made by these students. As well as a winner in this category, the University also occasionally offers a special commendation to an exceptionally close runner-up. The winner will be presented with a certificate and a £200 prize. A £50 prize and certificate will be awarded to anyone receiving a special commendation.

Nominations for the Access Programme award are now closed and will reopen in January 2018.

BA (Hons) Criminal Justice and Criminology student, Wylie Caton was given the 2017 award in recognition of her outstanding academic success and contribution to the University.

Adult Learner Award 

To be eligible for this award you must:

  • be aged 21 or over at the time of starting their programme of study
  • currently be at undergraduate level
  • be achieving academic excellence

The award acts as formal recognition by the University of the obstacles adult learners have overcome while also acting as an inspiration to other potential adult learners. The winner will receive a certificate and a £200 prize. A £50 prize and certificate will be awarded to anyone receiving a special commendation.

Nominations for the Adult Learner Award are now closed and will re-open in January 2018.

The 2017 award was given to BSc Sports Science and Physiology student Oliver Thornton, in recognition of his outstanding academic performance and significant contribution to the wider community.

Amit Mehta Prize 

To be eligible for this award you must:

  • be a disabled student
  • currently be at undergraduate level
  • be achieving well academically

Amit Mehta was a PhD student and Alzheimer’s researcher who tragically died in his sleep in December 2005 aged 25. His parents Jayshree and Mukund have founded an award in his honour to recognise the achievements of other students with disabilities studying at Leeds.

The Amit Mehta Prize aims to “recognise students who have shown determination, and resilience in overcoming adversity and disability”. Staff at the University are asked to nominate any student at Leeds who has a physical or cognitive disability and who they feel merits the prize. Winners receive a £300 prize and certificate.

Nominations for the Amit Mehta Prize are now closed and will re-open in January 2018.

The 2017 Amit Mehta Prize was given to Thomas Cairnes, a MEng, BSc Computer Science student, in celebration of their  high academic achievement and their contributions to the University and Union whilst facing adversity.

Crabtree Undergraduate Award 

To be eligible for this award you must:

  • currently be studying at undergraduate level
  • be achieving academic excellence
  • have received a recommendation for the award by their Head of School

The University offers this award, worth £175, to recognise the academic performance of students at the end of the first year of study. One award will be made for each faculty. It will be paid during the second year (with possible renewal for a third year of study).

You don’t need to take any action to be considered for the Crabtree scholarship. The winner will be worked out by staff in your faculty after the results of the year 1 examinations have been published. The highest scoring student within each faculty will automatically win the award.

Nominations for the Crabtree award are now closed and will re-open in June 2018.

Leeds Cathedral Choral, Conducting and Organ Scholarships

 A number of scholarships are available through Leeds Cathedral:

  • choral scholarships in the cathedral's adult choir are available to sopranos, altos, tenors and basses
  • a choral conducting scholarship, to work with the cathedral choirs and youth choirs
  • an organ scholarship

The basic value of all of the scholarships is £1,000 per year and this is renewable annually. Extra fees of up to £500 are available from weddings, funerals and special services. The scholarships have rolling application deadlines but preference is given to September audition dates.

Find out more about the scholarships and eligibility criteria

Read testimonials from previous scholars

Queries regarding these scholarships should be directed to the Diocese of Leeds