A new scholarship for talented students has been launched by the University of Greenwich. It's one of six schemes that will give cash, smart cards and/or fee waivers to most full-time home/EU undergraduates starting their studies on campus in September 2013.
New High Achievement Scholarships will reward the success of applicants who achieve A-level grades of at least ABB or equivalent. Each could qualify for fee waivers totalling £7,500 over three years of study.
Alternatively, those with three B grades, or equivalent, could be eligible for £3,000 through the Minerva Scholarships programme. This includes an annual £800 cash sum and a yearly payment of £200 to a smart card which can be used to pay for the essentials of student life, such as books and other learning resources.
Students from lower-income households, including those registering part-time, may qualify for means-tested scholarships totaling £5,000. There is also dedicated support for care leavers.
A £200 smart card for learning resources will be granted to many students who are ineligible for other support.
The Sunday Times University Guide recently commended the university's funding for the most able students, saying: "Greenwich is now making a determined pitch for some of the best qualified home students, offering a £2,500 scholarship for every year of study … This is considerably higher than the £1,000 norm offered elsewhere, and lasts longer than the usual one year. It represents a considerable investment by the university."