Results Day 2023 was an exciting one at UA92. Earlier this week, we were excited to announce the launch of our new Greatness Unlocked Scholarship programme. The scholarship means that selected students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Greater Manchester will receive full funding amounting to £27,750, to cover the tuition fees of their three year degrees.
To add to the excitement, co-founder Gary Neville surprised the students with the scholarship when they met for breakfast at Hotel Football under the pretence of a Results Day celebration.
The scholarship aims to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Greater Manchester. The students were selected as scholarship recipients by UA92’s Bursary Panel based on their exceptional personal statements.
Alongside the scholarship to fund their studies, the students will also receive our Make It For Real package, which will ensure they have a laptop, a travel pass, free lunch every day, unlimited free data and a £150 home voucher.
The funding will be in place for students beginning their undergraduate studies this September.
Commenting on the launch, Sara Prowse, CEO at UA92, said:
“We are immensely proud to be launching the Greatness Unlocked Scholarship programme for this upcoming year. We know that minority communities and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Greater Manchester are significantly less likely to attend higher education than their more affluent peers. Achieving parity and demonstrating that anyone can attend university is our core mission at UA92 and we will continue to introduce initiatives such as the Greatness Unlocked Scholarship, our Make It For Real scheme and Bursary 92 programme, which is supported by the Moulding Foundation, to encourage those who may not think University is a realistic option for them.”
“The Greatness Unlocked Scholarship is part of a number of wider packages of financial assistance for UA92 students, supporting young people in communities where financial deprivation is high and where higher education is seen as inaccessible due to the financial barriers. Through these different solutions we offer our vision is to attract over 50% of our student base from the most disadvantaged areas in Greater Manchester against the national average of 13.5%.”
To find out more about our financial support packages, please see here.