Help For Students & Campus Partners
The Foundation offers help to students through awards and grants. It also offers capital and revenue Help for Campus Partners.
THE NEXT DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ALL APPLICATIONS IS:
12 NOON ON TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER 2013 *CLOSED*
The Crichton Foundation Awards and Shield
|Value||Up to £500|
|Eligibility||The recipients of these awards are selected by Dumfries and Galloway College.
A cheque is presented by the Crichton Foundation to two outstanding students from Dumfries and Galloway College at the College Awards Ceremony held in November each year. Both students also share a shield which celebrates their achievements.
The first award is presented to a student whom the College judges has achieved excellence in their Higher National studies and enrolled on a Higher Education course at one of the Universities at the Crichton.
The second award is presented to a student whom the College considers to have overcome adversity in order to progress and who has enrolled on a course of Higher Education at one of the Universities at the Crichton.
Crichton University of South of Scotland Action Group (CUSSAG) Award
|Eligibility||The award is made annually by the Awards and Grants Committee to an undergraduate or postgraduate student who has attended a Higher Education course at the Crichton Campus. The award alternates each year between a case of academic excellence and a case of hardship.
This annual award celebrates the work of Elizabeth Crichton and the Action Group’s efforts to secure a University Campus. A candidate is selected from those who have submitted an application for an award for achievement or a grant for financial support during the academic year. This additional award is given at the discretion of Committee. The Crichton Foundation advises the successful candidate of the award and provides a copy of the history of CUSSAG and the publication Crichton University - A Widows Might by Alexandrina Anderson.
Elizabeth Crichton Postgraduate Award
|Value||Up to £1000
|Eligibility||This award will be made to a student who shows potential for progressing their career by continuing their studies in Health and Nursing at postgraduate level. Both new and continuing students who enrol on a relevant postgraduate programme at Dumfries Campus will automatically be considered. An academic panel, chaired by the Campus Director at UWS, will review eligible applications taking into account academic success, personal attributes, potential and, if relevant, success in practice.|
This annual award is given to celebrate the achievement of Elizabeth Crichton’s vision to found a University at the Crichton. The successful candidate will receive notification of the award from the Crichton Foundation.
Crichton Foundation Discretionary Fund
|Value||Determined by Dumfries and Galloway College
|Eligibility||A special grant scheme for full time Further Education students administered by Dumfries and Galloway College.
As this fund is cash-limited, allocation of grants will be on a 'first come first served’ basis. The grant is discretionary therefore students who are eligible for help from these funds are not automatically entitled to this support.
Full-time Further Education students who fall into one of the following three categories:
Emergency payments for students aged 25 years and over who do not fit the criteria for support under College Bursary, Discretionary or Childcare Funds as allocated by the Scottish Funding Council (applications are means tested using same criteria as College Bursary scheme).
One-off emergency payment for students aged 19-24 who are no longer living in the parental home or have supported themselves for 3 years by means of benefits/employment and are having a particular difficulty in obtaining evidence to access College Bursary funding.
Assistance with costs of living in supported accommodation for vulnerable young students under 19 years of age and under care of social work department.
Applications and advice are available from the Student Funding Section of the College. Full documentation must be provided in support of any application. Students may apply at any time during the academic year.
For more information about this Fund you should contact a member of the Student Funding Team:
Tel: 01387 734336 or 734061
Carson Reaching Potential Awards
|Value||Up to £500|
|Eligibility||These awards are available to both new and existing undergraduate students who who have been educated and are resident in Dumfries and Galloway and who have undertaken a year of full time study (or equivalent) to gain higher national level qualifications before enrolling on a degree course at the Crichton Campus.
These awards are given to encourage students to access or progress to Higher Education courses at the University of Glasgow or the University of the West of Scotland at the Crichton Campus. Their purpose is to help ensure students reach their full potential. Applications can be made at any time during the academic year and are assessed at the next quarterly meeting of the Crichton Foundation Awards and Grants Committee. Applicants should check with Student Support Services or on the Foundation’s website to find out the deadline for receipt of applications for consideration at the next meeting of the Awards and Grants Committee.
Advice on applications and forms can be obtained from Student Support Services or downloaded from the Crichton Foundation website. Completed applications should be submitted direct to the Crichton Foundation office. Applications will be considered on merit and must include an academic reference and a personal statement demonstrating how the student will use the award and how it will help them to reach their potential. Applicants do not have to apply for the maximum student loan in order to qualify for the award. The Crichton Foundation will inform students through their student e-mail address of the outcome of their application within one month of the deadline for submission of applications. Crichton Foundation Awards and Shield.
Crichton Foundation Academic Excellence Awards
|Value||Up to £500|
|Eligibility||Any undergraduate or postgraduate student studying at one of the Universities or at the Crichton Carbon Centre.
These awards are made to recognise academic excellence and achievements. Applications may be made at any time during the academic year. Only one application will be considered each academic year and priority is given to applicants who have not previously received an award. Deadlines for receipt of submissions are posted on the Crichton Foundation website. Application forms and advice can be obtained from Student Services or downloaded from the Crichton Foundation website. Completed applications should be submitted direct to the Crichton Foundation for consideration by the Awards and Grants Committee.
Applications must be accompanied by a transcript providing evidence of grades achieved and an academic reference as well as a supporting statement making their case for this award. Students are expected to demonstrate that they are consistently achieving above average grades. The Crichton Foundation will inform students through their student e-mail address of the outcome of their application.
Crichton Foundation Student Hardship Grants
|Value||Discretionary grant of up to £350|
|Eligibility||Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students who can provide evidence of hardship and are able to demonstrate the need for financial help. Students may only make one application for help each academic year unless there are exceptional circumstances.|
Prior to application, students must have applied for the maximum student loan. These grants are open to applications from students who experience financial hardship as a result of unforeseen circumstances. Student Services will provide the Crichton Foundation with details of students who are eligible to receive a grant. The Crichton Foundation will let students know the outcome of their application.
Help to the Universities to provide a Summer School
The Foundation welcomes applications for capital and revenue grants from the academic institutions, student associations or regeneration partners including the Crichton Trust. Applications that involve collaborative work between institutions are particularly encouraged.
Process of Application
There is no set format for applications. In the first instance a short summary of the proposal is required including its cost, time frame and information on other funders of the project.
This proposal will be presented to the next meeting of the Awards and Grants Committee who will feedback whether the project is eligible for support and within the means of the Foundation. At this stage additional information will be requested so that the application can be formally assessed. Any applications in excess of £5,000 will need to be referred to the Board of Trustees for approval so applicants should prepare their application at least three months in advance of funding being required. Funding cannot be provided retrospectively and applicants should provide evidence that other channels for funding have been explored.
Examples of projects that illustrate the scope of support
- Grants given to the two Universities to support the annual Summer Schools which attract students from both Dumfries & Galloway and outwith the area to gain a taster of the courses on offer and encourage them to enrol as undergraduates.
- £1.45m raised from a campaign to support the Henry Duncan building attached to Dumfries & Galloway College and make it available to staff and students of all academic institutions on the Campus as a Research and Reading Room.
- Revenue funding to support a new Business Development Post at the Crichton Carbon Centre.
- A grant for the Healing Spaces project for artwork at the new Mental Health Hospital and to celebrate the therapeutic benefits of the Crichton Gardens.
- Financial help with the production of a digital archive for the work of Andy Goldsworthy.
- Capital to support essential repairs at the Easterbrook Hall.
- Support to help establish the Solway Centre and Crichton Institute.