Westheimer Scholarship

Up to three people a year will be supported with a Westheimer Scholarship to study for a first degree or professional qualification. The scholarship will pay home tuition fees*, and associated study costs. The specific amount awarded will be dependent on the candidate’s individual circumstances and university location.

*The trust will help candidates who are successful at interview to request home fees from their chosen university. The final award of a Westheimer Scholarship will be dependent on successfully getting a 'home' tuition fee offer.

Please make sure you meet the following criteria before applying:

  1. Be 28 years old or younger.
  2. Be an asylum seeker (or the dependent of an asylum seeker) who is awaiting a decision or appealing a decision for asylum from the UK Home Office; OR a person (or dependent of a person) who claimed asylum in the UK and has been granted Limited Leave to Remain or some other form of temporary status such as Calais Leave, Discretionary Leave to Remain, Section 67 leave, UASC leave.
  3. A student wishing to pursue an undergraduate degree in social care, medicine, nursing, or related health or social care professions.

Applications will open on 17th May 2021, and close at midnight on 17th June 2021. Interviews for successful candidates will be held in July 2021.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document before beginning the online application form.

Please also read our online application form Guidance Notes before beginning an application.

Please note that there is no advantage for students who submit their applications first, so please take your time and fill in applications carefully. Applications must be made using the online form - however, should you wish to prepare your answers, you can do so using this Word version of the form.

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