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Marjorie Hearnshaw scholarship

Investing in your future

If you are a Tees Valley resident, 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.

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Keiran Froom

'I hadn't even considered the possibility of a scholarship before but it has drastically improved my university life.'

Keiran Froom

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 2021-22 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 a new entrant on an undergraduate course paying a minimum of £9,000 a year
  • you must come from a household where total income is below £25,000 gross a year
  • you must be a Tees Valley resident.

How to apply

If you are eligible, you will be invited to apply in October 2021.

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.