Why are scholarships so important?
Caoimhe is a first-year Law student at Ulster University. Due to many challenges, Caoimhe left education for a number of years but is now, against all the odds, studying part-time which allows her to hold down a job, as well as look after her two-year-old son.
As a former victim of domestic violence and the related emotional trauma, Caoimhe was determined to create a better life for herself as well as inspire her son, and chose to study law at Ulster University.
With the additional help provided by an Ulster University Student Fund scholarship, which is supported by the University’s graduates and staff, she is already on track to succeed at her studies and build a bright future.
“The scholarship is already improving my experience of University life, reducing financial pressure, and making for a healthier learning environment where family life and University life can co-exist .”
Although she is struggling financially (primarily due to the lack of funding for childcare for part time students), she is determined:
“The prospect of life with a degree far outweighs any deterrence or obstacle. And I want to make my son proud and show him that anyone, from any background, despite the odds, can create a better life. Thank you for any donation you can give to this Fund; your support really can change lives - I can’t tell you how grateful I am.”
how can you help?
The need for these scholarships is growing – last year, we were only able to support 14% of the applications for this type of scholarship, due to limited funding. We want to support more students like Caoimhe, who need extra support to achieve their dream of creating a better future. These scholarships are life-changing and transformational. Any support you can give today will allow us to support more students like Caoimhe.
what your gift could do:
Your gift of £25 could provide much needed help with a student's travel expenses;
A generous donation of £50 along with other alumni gifts, could help buy study materials to enable flexible study;
An incredibly kind gift of £100 could offer a life-line of hope to a student like Caoimhe who is struggling to make ends meet through no fault of their own, ensuring they can complete their degree.
THANK YOU for anything you can give today.