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Teesside University launches new Teesside Charity Scholarships to support more local students

24 June 2022


New scholarships are being offered at Teesside University to support more students from the local region, who may not traditionally consider university, to reach their potential.

Teesside University is working in partnership with The Teesside Charity, formerly known as the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, on the new scholarships, supporting students from the region who may face financial hardship during their studies.

The Teesside Charity Scholarships are specifically aimed at those who would be first generation university students and will be linked to courses in business and computer science.

The Teesside Charity is a registered charity set up by Teessiders, for Teessiders. It strives to make Teesside a better place to live, work, and do business, and supports opportunities for people and businesses from the local area.

Working alongside Teesside University, The Teesside Charity have pledged £15,000 to support three undergraduate students entering onto courses within Teesside University’s International Business School and the School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies, with one scholarship to be awarded in 2022, the second in 2023, and the final one in 2024.

Through The Teesside Charity Scholarships, the successful students will benefit from financial support of £5,000 each, which will be distributed throughout their three-year course.

The scholarships aim to help local students to achieve their goals by providing financial support as they work towards a higher education qualification and The Teesside Charity is keen to support students at the beginning of their professional journeys.

Lee Bramley, Chair of The Teesside Charity Trustees, said: “It is vitally important that students, particularly those who may not see university education as an option, are offered the opportunity to follow their dreams and achieve their goals. “We are thrilled to be working with Teesside University to offer these scholarships and hope to make a significant positive impact on the lives of talented and ambitious students in our region.”

Warren Harrison, Dean of Teesside University International Business School, said: “Teesside University is committed to supporting people from all backgrounds before, during and after their time with us.

We are thrilled to be working with Teesside University to offer these scholarships and hope to make a significant positive impact on the lives of talented and ambitious students in our region.”

Lee Bramley

“The Teesside Charity Scholarships are an exciting addition to our portfolio and will provide much-needed financial assistance to ambitious and deserving students as they work towards a qualification which will positively shape their future.”

Professor Chrisina Jayne, Dean of the School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies, added: “All individuals should be able to achieve their full potential and we are committed to creating an inclusive campus which provides opportunities for everybody to succeed.

“The Teesside Charity does amazing work across our region and I am delighted to be working with them to provide additional support for our students.”

The Teesside Charity Scholarships sits alongside Teesside University’s other exciting new scholarship opportunities developed for the next academic year, including the Kellas Midstream Scholarship, the Franc Roddam Scholarship in film and television and the Beth Mead Scholarship for elite athletes. They help form the Teesside Transformation Fund – a flagship initiative that breaks down barriers and empowers people to access Higher Education and reach their full potential.

With millions of pounds already invested by the University each year, the ambition is to grow this fund with further support from alumni, foundations and corporate partners.

Lauren Bradshaw, Deputy Director in Teesside University’s Communications and Development, said: “The generosity and support of patrons such as The Teesside Charity is vital in terms of helping more students to reach their full potential.

“At Teesside University we offer innovative opportunities to a wide range of students and believe that everybody, no matter their background, should be able to achieve their ambitions.

“We are really excited to introduce The Teesside Charity Scholarships as part of our rapidly expanding scholarship portfolio and can’t wait to welcome our first scholar in autumn 2022.”