A scholarship can transform the course of a student’s life forever. Whose future will you change?

Right now students are facing unprecedented financial pressures, and these soaring costs can be a real barrier to coming to university and completing their studies.

A recent report indicates that nearly two thirds of our students have considered leaving the University because of the cost-of-living crisis, and every month a student is presenting as homeless.

This is why, with your help, we are introducing a series of Futures Scholarships aimed at supporting new and existing students. 

Futures Aspire Scholarships

The Futures Aspire Scholarships are aimed at new students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Studying for university education can feel completely out of reach for some people.

They may come from lower-income or disadvantaged families, be the first in their family to go to university or have no family support at all. These students have the most to gain from university life. They also have the most to worry about financially if they get here. With your help, we can change that. 

Donate: Futures Aspire Scholarships
Applications are now closed for the Futures Aspire Scholarship 2023.  


All Futures Scholarships will offer students £5000 a year during their undergraduate studies, which is a significant contribution towards their cost of living, which will enable them to participate fully in university life. They’ll also receive access to a Futures Coach and bespoke workshops to build confidence and employability skills.

I’ve always wanted to be a nurse but had been worried about the cost of coming to university. When I found out I’d been awarded a scholarship, it was so overwhelming I cried! It was the spur I needed to commit to my place. I’m the first person in my family to come to university, and I’m hoping that my influence will rub off on my siblings. This scholarship is helping me with the cost of coming to university so I can achieve my dream of becoming a children’s nurse.

Temilade AfolabiFirst year student studying Child Nursing, scholarship recipient

Whose future will you change?

You can make a significant difference to a student's future by donating to Futures Scholarships today.

  • £10 a month could help a student in hardship to buy essential food/provisions.
  • £25 a month could support the travel costs for a student travelling to their work placement.
  • £100 could fund the cost of essential textbooks and equipment.
  • £250 could support a student's accommodation costs whilst studying at Canterbury Christ Church University.
  • £4,800 could fund a student’s rent for a whole year whilst studying at Canterbury Christ Church University.
  • £15,000 will fully fund a Futures Scholarship for an undergraduate student over three years.

If just 25 people give a gift of £17 a month, it would fully fund a Futures Scholarship.

100% of your donation will directly support students. Canterbury Christ Church University covers all administrative costs.

Your impact

As a Futures Scholarships supporter you will be invited to an annual Futures event where you will have the opportunity to meet your scholar during their time at Canterbury Christ Church University.  

Fully funded scholarships  

Would you like to establish your own scholarship? Perhaps you would like to name your scholarship or choose the course of study?  All this is possible for fully funded Futures Scholarships, so please do get in touch to find out more about these opportunities.   

The Hawthorn Scholarship

We are delighted to introduce our first ever fully funded Futures Scholarship for a student studying a full-time undergraduate degree in the Business School at Canterbury Christ Church University.

The Hawthorn Scholarship will be one of the largest awards offered at CCCU and has been established thanks to the generosity of Iain Hawthorn, an alumnus of the Business School who saw his career transformed as a result of studying at CCCU.


The Bell Scholarship

We are thrilled to announce our second fully funded Futures Scholarship for a student diagnosed with bi-polar, studying a full-time undergraduate or full-time postgraduate degree at Canterbury Christ Church University.

The Bell Scholarship will be one of the largest awards offered at CCCU and has been established thanks to the generosity of Ann Bell, an alumna of CCCU, whose husband was diagnosed with bi-polar. Ann's desire is to be able to support a student with the same condition as her husband's, enabling them to achieve their life and career goals.


Without my scholarship I wouldn’t be able to continue studying to be a teacher. It's also a real motivator for me. It’s made me want to work harder because I earnt this place and I need to do everything in my power to stay here, so my grades have improved.

Tamsin WrightFirst year student studying Primary Education, scholarship recipient

If you are interested in establishing your own fully funded Futures Scholarship and would like to find out more, please send your enquiries to futures@canterbury.ac.uk.


To find out more about other scholarships and bursaries on offer at Canterbury Christ Church University, please visit the Scholarship and Bursaries webpage.