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Your impact on Bath students

How you're boosting sports, arts and awards on campus.

The University of Bath offers scholarships for STEM superstars, elite athletes and blossoming artists, thanks to the support of alumni and friends. A scholarship means that the brightest students can benefit from a Bath education, regardless of background or bank balance.

Going for Gold

Your gifts mean that the Gold Scholarship Programme offers bursaries, mentoring and skills workshops to up to 50 young people per year from disadvantaged backgrounds.

"Your scholarship has opened a door and the prospect of a brighter future and will play a key role in shaping me into a successful person," says one recipient. "I can only hope that one day, I too will be in a position to bring a smile to another student."

Read more about Gold Scholarships
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A sporting chance

From badminton to bobsleigh, our 40 sports scholars compete at an elite level across 19 different disciplines. Your support helps them to balance their studies with their training to achieve stellar results.

“The training that I’ve been given at Bath has been amazing,” says Bill Whiteley Sports Scholar Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, who was named for the 2020-21 England Vitality Roses netball squad along with King Scholar Imogen Allison. “It’s made me the player I am today.”

Discover a day in the life of our sports scholars
Sophie Drakeford-Lewis playing netball

Advancing the arts

Since its opening in 2015, The Edge has been a hub for the arts on campus – welcoming over 48,000 visitors to the Andrew Brownsword Gallery and enabling 66 arts scholars to flourish. Recipient Kate Light says: “The Edge has played a huge part in shaping my university experience.”

Thanks to alumni and friends Elly Williams, Nick Berry, Anna McQuaid for the Grace McQuaid Scholarship, Santander Universities, Kathryn and Simon Arnold, and the Cullum Family for supporting the Scholarship and Tuition Awards programme.

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Creating a legacy

Pledging a gift in your Will can support the aspect of the University that means the most to you. “The University has been a significant part of my life for the last 50 years and has been rewarding to me in so many ways,” explains alumnus and former long-standing staff member, Professor Richard Mawditt OBE, who is executor of the Dorothy Walters-Godfree legacy for scholarships in the arts.

“My wife and I have put in hand a ‘little fund’ which provides for an award in the School of Management and also plan a legacy to help future generations to take the University on to even greater achievements.”

Find out more about legacy giving
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Help a student reach their full potential

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