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 MONDAY 30 MARCH 2015
Please note that successful applicants will not be able to collect payments before Thursday 5 February
The Crichton Foundation Awards and Shield
|Value||Up to £500|
|Eligibility||The recipient(s) of this award is selected by Dumfries and Galloway College.
A cheque is presented by the Crichton Foundation toone or two outstanding students from Dumfries and Galloway College at the College Awards Ceremony held in November each year. The student(s) is also presented with a shield which celebrates their achievements.
An award may be 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.
An additional award may be 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 Vision Award
|Value||Up to £500|
|Eligibility||Open to all students who are able to demonstrate the need for support. This is a discretionary award and successful candidates are chosen by the Committee with regard to the strength of the case presented by the applicant and available funds. Students may only make one application for help within each academic year unless there are exceptional circumstances. Prior to application, students must have applied for the maximum student loan.
This award celebrates the vision of Elizabeth Crichton and the Crichton University of Southern Scotland Action Group's (CUSSAG) efforts to secure a University Campus at the Crichton. The granst are intented to help students who live and study in the region to achieve success. Applications can be made at any time during the academic year and are assessed at the next meeting of the Awards and Grants Committee. Successful applicants will be presented with a copy of 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 from the University of the West of Scotland 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 students who have completed at least one full year of study at Dumfries and Galloway College and who are enrolled on an undergraduate course at the Crichton University Campus. As well as demonstrating a need for addiotnal funding it is important that applicants describe their aspirations and what they hope to achieve by furthering their education at the Crichton Campus.
Applications will be considered on merit and may include an academic reference. Applications can be made at any time during the academic year and are assessed at the next meeting of the Crichton Foundation Awards and Grants Committee. Applicants should check on the Foundation’s website to find out the deadline for receipt of applications.
Advice on applications and forms can be obtained from the Crichton Foundation or downloaded from the website. Completed applications should be submitted direct to the Crichton Foundation office. Applications will be considered on merit and may 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 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 the Crichton Foundation office or downloaded from the 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 a supporting statement making their case for this award. Students are expected to demonstrate that they are consistently achieving very good or excellent 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
Applications for support must be submitted in writing and should include a summary of the proposal including cost, time frame and information on other funders of the project.
The proposal will be presented to the next meeting of the Awards and Grants Committee who will decide whether the project is eligible for support and within the means of the Foundation. At this stage additional information may be requested and applicants may be asked to attend a meeting of the Awards and Grants Committee to present their proposal and answer any questions about it. Applications in excess of £5,000 will be referred to the Board of Trustees for approval therefore applications should be submitted sufficiently 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.