“I am the first person to go to university in my family and this scholarship really makes me feel like I can do it, that I do have the same chances as other people from affluent backgrounds. I am even more ready and motivated than before to get out there and make the world a better place.” – Gold Scholar
The Gold Scholarship Programme ensures that circumstances are no barrier to a Bath education. 80% of our Gold Scholars come from a low-income family and are twice as likely to have a declared disability or mental health issues compared to the UK home student average.
Gold Scholars receive:
- £5,000 bursary per academic year (excluding paid placement periods)
- Access to skills development sessions
- Volunteering opportunities
- Pastoral support from our pool of Gold Mentors
Each Gold Scholarship is funded by a gift of £3,000 per year from our donors, supplemented by an additional £2,000 per year from the University.
Your support makes a real difference. On average 95% of Gold Scholars achieve a 2:1 or higher, and in 2019-20 they completed a total of 6,137 hours of volunteering.
Please consider funding a Gold Scholarship and enabling a young person to flourish at Bath. You can set up a scholarship in your own name, leave a gift towards a scholarship in your Will, or contribute through a monthly donation to the Alumni Fund.