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Crichton Foundation Awards 

The Foundation offers help to students who are enrolled on a course of study at the Crichton Campus in Dumfries through an Awards Committee. Information on available funding is given below. Details are also given in the Awards and Grants Booklet available to download or from the Foundation office. Students must use the Foundation’s Application for Student Funding when applying for funding unless otherwise stated. All applications must be accompanied by an Academic reference from your course tutor or adviser of studies. Applicants are welcome to contact the Foundation regarding their application, please contact us to arrange a convenient appointment. All correspondence relating the application will be through student email only. All Awards and Grants will be paid by cheque, which must be collected from the Foundation Office by the applicant. Successful applicants must present valid student identification when collecting their cheque. Students will be required to submit a very brief report to the Awards Committee stating how the funding has helped with their studies.

The next deadline for submission of direct applications for funding to the Crichton Foundation is:

Monday 30th January 2017 at 12 noon.  

The next meeting of the Awards Committee will be held on Wednesday 15th February 2017. Please note that successful applicants will be able to collect payments from Monday 20th February unless notified otherwise.

Applications can be made at any time during the academic year and are assessed at the next meeting of the Awards Committee. In some cases the awards and grants are administered direct by Student Services at the College or Universities which can advise on eligibility as well as how and when to apply. Before completing your application, please read the information relating to the particular grant or award for which you are applying. It is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide adequately covers the eligibility criteria.

Please supply evidence of the following to support your application, for example highlighted bank statements:
(please send photocopies as original documents will not be returned)

SAAS Award Letter (all pages)
Details of current wages/salary
Tax Credits Award letter
Details of all benefits received
Rent/mortgage payments
Academic transcript or printout of most recent grades achieved
Academic reference from your course tutor or adviser of studies

Incomplete forms or applications with missing evidence will not be considered. All correspondence from the Foundation relating to your application will be through your student email (home, work or private email addresses will not be accepted). The Foundation will inform students of the outcome of their application.

The Crichton Foundation gives awards to celebrate academic excellence and reward individual achievements. Grants are also awarded to individual, or groups of, students who clearly demonstrate the need for support. The Foundation also pays grants to address valid cases of individual hardship. Funds are limited and applications are considered on merit with priority given to those students who have not previously received an award and those who submit applications of a high standard.  Students should note that submitting an application for funding does not guarantee payment of an award or grant. Students may only make one application for help within each academic year unless there are exceptional circumstances.

The deadline dates for submission of applications in 2017 are:

12 noon Monday 30th January
12 noon Monday 15th May
12 noon Monday 25th September
12 noon Monday 20th November

Carson Reaching Potential Awards

Value of award – Up to £500
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 additional funding it is important that applicants describe their aspirations and what they hope to achieve by furthering their education at the Crichton Campus. Details of how the student will use the award and how it will help them to reach their potential should be included in the application. Applicants do not have to apply for the maximum student loan in order to qualify for this award.

Students must apply for this funding by completing an Application for Student Funding. Completed applications should be submitted to the Foundation office along with all evidence and an Academic reference.

Crichton Vision Award

Value of award – Up to £500
Open to all undergraduate students studying at one of the Universities on the Crichton Campus and 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 grants are intended 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 Widow’s Might by Alexandrina Anderson.

Students must apply for this funding by completing an Application for Student Funding. Completed applications should be submitted to the Foundation office along with all evidence and an Academic reference.

Crichton Foundation General Education Grants

Value – These are discretionary payments made to students studying at one of the Universities on the Crichton Campus. The amount of any award is decided by the Committee with regard to the strength of the case presented and available funds.

Grants may be available to undergraduate or postgraduate students at the Crichton Campus whose case for funding does not meet the criteria for any of the other awards funded by the Foundation. Open to all students who are able to demonstrate the need for support. Details of how the student will use the award and how it will help them with their studies should be included in the application. Prior to application, students must have applied for the maximum student loan.

These are Examples of General Education Awards that have been made by the Foundation.

Students must apply for this funding by completing an Application for Student Funding. Completed applications should be submitted to the Foundation office along with all evidence and an Academic reference.

Crichton Foundation Academic Excellence Awards

Value of award – Up to £500
These awards are open to any undergraduate or postgraduate student studying at one of the Universities on the Crichton Campus. These awards are made to recognise academic excellence and achievements. Applicants must provide evidence that they are consistently achieving very good or excellent grades. Details of how the student will use the award and how it will help them with their studies should be included in the application.

Students must apply for this funding by completing an Application for Student Funding. Completed applications should be submitted to the Foundation office along with all evidence and an Academic reference.

Additional Awards

In addition to the above awards, the Foundation provides funding for the following grants. Students may not make direct applications  to the Foundation for these grants. Please see the information given for details of how the awards are made.

Crichton Foundation Student Hardship Grants

Value – Discretionary grant of up to £350
Open to all undergraduate or postgraduate students who can provide evidence of hardship and are able to demonstrate the need for financial help. These grants are available to help students who experience financial hardship as a result of unforeseen or ongoing difficult financial circumstances and who are studying at the Crichton Campus. 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 and any additional funding that may be available to them through their University.

Students should book an appointment with a student funding advisor at Student Services who will then provide the  Foundation with details of students who are eligible to receive a grant. The Foundation will let students know the outcome of their application. For more information and to apply for this funding you should contact Student Services:

Tel: 01387 345828 or 345825
Email: studentservices-dumfries@uws.ac.uk

Crichton Foundation Discretionary Fund

Value of award – The value of each award is determined 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.

Open to full-time Further Education students who fall into one of the following three categories:

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
Email: studentfunding@dumgal.ac.uk

The Crichton Foundation Prize and Shield

Value of award – One or two awards of up to £500 each

This prize is funded by the Crichton Foundation and is awarded to up to two outstanding students from Dumfries and Galloway College at the College awards ceremony held in November each year. The students are 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. An additional award may be presented to a student whom the College considers to have overcome adversity in order to progress. It is anticipated that the recipient(s) will have enrolled on a course of Higher Education at one of the Universities at the Crichton.

The recipient(s) of the Prize and Shield are selected by Dumfries and Galloway College. Students may not make direct applications for this funding.

Elizabeth Crichton Postgraduate Award

Value of award – Up to £1000
This annual award is given to celebrate the achievement of Elizabeth Crichton’s vision to found a University at the Crichton. 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.

The recipient of the Elizabeth Crichton Postgraduate Award is selected by the University of the West of Scotland. Students may not make direct applications for this funding.

The Dame Barbara Kelly Fellowship

Value – £25,000 per annum for three years.
Applications may be on behalf of a named potential student or may be made subject to finding an appropriately qualified student. The student must complete their doctoral studies at a University on the Crichton Campus.

This prestigious award, made in honour of Dame Barbara Kelly’s contributions at the Crichton, takes the form of a doctoral studentship. Applications should be made in writing and include details of the subject matter of the work to be undertaken and the available academic supervision expertise and practical support available for the student on the Crichton Campus. Applications will be assessed by a selection panel established by the Crichton Foundation, with an independent academic assessor.

The application should be be restricted to two sides of A4 and submitted in writing to mail@crichtonfoundation.com with the subject heading Dame Barbara Kelly Fellowship. The award is made every three years and you should contact the Foundation for information about when the award will next be open for applications. Current application status of The Dame Barbara Kelly Fellowship – closed.

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