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George Friend Scholarship

If you are applying to study at Teesside University and have applied to the Teesside Sport Football Performance Pathway, you could be eligible for a scholarship.

George Friend

George Friend, an English professional footballer, started his career at Exeter City before moving on to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Doncaster Rovers, and Middlesbrough in 2012. He captained Middlesbrough for the first time in 2015, quickly becoming a fan favourite and a popular player on and off the pitch for his charity work and engagement with the local community. Now at Birmingham City, George still visits Teesside often and retains a strong affection for the region - he gives his time and support to the new Football Performance Pathway and generously established this scholarship to support students develop their footballing skills during their studies.

Three scholarships are available if you are enrolling onto the Football Performance Pathway in the 2022-23 academic year. If you are successful, you are awarded £1,000 scholarship.

To be eligible, you must successfully secure a place on the Football Performance Pathway programme at the University for autumn 2022.

Three scholarships worth £1,000 are available for the 2022-23 academic year.

George Friend Scholarship eligibility

This scholarship may be relevant if you face financial difficulty during your studies at Teesside University. You are considered based on the financial circumstances demonstrated in your application statement and other applicant data available to the University.

To apply for one of these scholarships:

  • you must be a new entrant on an undergraduate full-time course
  • successfully secure a place on the Football Performance Pathway programme at the University for autumn 2022
  • you must outline your financial circumstances and how the scholarship funds will enable your studies.

Preference is given to students from the Tees Valley.

How to apply

  • The deadline date for applications is 27 October 2022 at 5.00pm
  • Successful applicants are notified of the outcome by 16 November 2022
  • Award of scholarships is conditional on applicants meeting all the specified criteria (some of which will be verified by your application to the Student Loans Company) and enrolling to study at Teesside University.

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