Current Students and Staff

// University News

7 Apr 2016

Loughborough launches crowdfunding appeal

Loughborough is asking its graduates and supporters to contribute to a scholarship fund through a crowdfunding appeal to help the next generation of Loughborough students.

The campaign, on the Crowdfunder website, is aiming to generate £10,000 of funding, which will provide support for high achieving students from lower income backgrounds who might find it more difficult than others to finance their education.

“The transition from school to university can be a really exciting time, but we know that the financial implications of going into higher education can be daunting for some students and their families,” says Emma Leech, Director of Marketing and Advancement. “We want to make sure that no one is deterred from studying for a degree, and that talented students from lower income families have the chance to further their education and reach their full potential.”

To support such students, Loughborough offers a broad scholarships package, which includes the Development Trust Scholarships, funded through generous donations from the University’s alumni and other supporters. 

Emma continues: “Our graduates regularly tell us that the experience they had at Loughborough had a huge bearing on their future. It gave them the knowledge, skills and experience that enabled them to get into and advance in their chosen career. Now we’d like them, and our other supporters, to help us ensure that the next generation of students at Loughborough can benefit from that same experience.”

The £10,000 target will allow the University to offer one Development Trust Scholarship, worth £9,000 over three years, and two Hardship Bursaries of £500 each. Hardship Bursaries support students who find themselves in unforeseen financial difficulty while they are studying for their degree.

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