Sussex Fund - Scholarships

The Sussex Fund supports undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships, rewarding merit and giving outstanding students the opportunity to excel, regardless of their background or resources. You can donate below and find out about our other scholarship - the sports scholarship scheme.

What this award means to me is really beyond material support. This is recognition. I hope that one day I will make a positive impact on others just like you did. Thank you.” Susan
Sussex Fund Scholar

Sports scholarship scheme

The Sussex Fund is also instrumental in supporting the Sports Scholarship Scheme at Sussex, enabling our students to combine their studies with competing in their chosen sports.

One such sports scholar is Matt Francis who is captain of Brighton & Hove Albion's Powerchair team, who will play in the Fifa World Cup this summer after being called up to the England squad. For many students, keeping up with studies and an intensive training schedule can be a challenge, however, Sussex's Sports Scholarships give students like Matt the support to manage the demands of both.

Matt said: "When I came to university I was worried that I would struggle to find time to train and also manage the costs of competing in the national league. Being a Sports Scholar has given me the support to manage both my studies and training programme.

"Being part of the scheme has also meant that I have been given access to the facilities at the University, allowing me to train much more frequently. The funding from the scheme has enabled me to continue to compete at the highest level in the MDUK WFA National Premiership." 

I would like to extend my gratitude to the University's supporters. I want to assure you that the award will help me to excel in my degree”Matthew
Sussex Fund Scholar

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