Undergraduate study

Marjorie Hearnshaw Scholarship

Investing in your future

If you are a Tees Valley resident and qualify for the maximum maintenance loan, you could be eligible for this award.

James Douglas Hearnshaw studied naval architecture at Constantine Technical College - which later became Teesside University. He graduated in 1942 while working for the Furness Shipbuilding Company.

Douglas and his future wife, Marjorie Lewis, emigrated to Canada in 1951 where he pursued a successful career in shipbuilding in Montreal. His love of learning and mentoring young students never left him - and neither he nor his wife forgot their roots and the life-changing opportunities that study brought them.

Marjorie died in 2010. Douglas left provision in his will for scholarships to local Teesside University students in memory of his wife.

Five scholarships available for the 2018-19 academic year

If you are a new entrant applying for a course where the normal fee is at least £9,000, you may qualify for a £3,000 award in your first year.

Marjorie Hearnshaw Scholarship eligibility

To apply for one of these scholarships:

  • you must be eligible to receive the maximum maintenance loan which you are entitled to if your household income is below £25,000
  • you must be a new entrant on an undergraduate course paying a minimum of £9,000 a year.

Marjorie Hearnshaw Scholarship application

If you are eligible, you will be invited to apply after 31 January 2018 - this includes students who start their course in January 2018.

We give you priority if you:

  • meet the academic conditions of any offer from the University in full
  • applied in the main cycle
  • firmly accept your offer from the University and formally enrol on a Teesside University course at the start of semester.