Every year, the Gold Scholarship Programme provides 50 new students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity to develop through networking, volunteering and mentoring, as well as providing financial support, so they can excel at the University of Bath and beyond.
Having experienced the life-changing impact of the Programme first-hand, many of Bath’s graduated Gold Scholars have since volunteered as Gold Mentors to current students.
As part of the Programme, students complete 50 hours of volunteering, fundraising or outreach per year, and attend personal development, networking, and skills training sessions. Find out more about how Gold Scholarships unlock potential.
In addition, they receive a bursary of £5,000 per year of study (excluding paid placement years) to help with course-related costs, of which £3,000 per student is funded by the generosity of donors and £2,000 is matched by the University.
One Gold Scholar says:
Your generous donation has made my dreams a reality.
Across all years of study, there are more than 150 students with a Gold Scholarship at any one time supported by our donor community.
Thank you to our donors who generously supported undergraduate students in 2022/23:
|Individual and Corporate Named Scholarships|
|Craig Scordellis Gold Scholarships|
|CQS Gold Scholarships|
|David & Jane Atterbury Gold Scholarships|
|Harrison Gold Scholarships|
|Kernow Gold Scholarships|
|Mark Danzey Gold Scholarships|
|MC Gold Scholarships|
|NG Gold Scholarships|
|Nicholson Gold Scholarships|
|Nick Berry Gold Scholarships|
|Nick Wood Gold Scholarships|
|Pringle Gear Gold Scholarships|
|Sanctuary Gold Scholarships|
|Simon Muderack Gold Scholarships|
|Spirax-Sarco Gold Scholarships|
|Ubuntu Gold Scholarships|
|Wal Gold Scholarships|
|Wilson MF Wong Gold Scholarships|
|Brigid Memorial Gold Scholarships|
|Diana Simpson Memorial Gold Scholarships|
|Salh Gold Scholarships|
|Social Science Gold Scholarships|
|Redwood Gold Scholarships|
|Collective Regular Giving|
|Alumni Fund Gold Scholarships|
|The Circle’s Gold Scholarship|
|US Foundation Gold Scholarships|
One of our first Gold Scholars says:
My university experience has been made through the Gold Scholarship and the generosity of donors. I have made friends through volunteering and in the Gold community and been kept financially secure throughout my time at University, which has allowed me room to explore new creative and academic outlets without the previously overwhelming pressure of finances.
Most importantly, lifting this burden has given me space during some of the hardest parts of my life, space that was so important to my mental and physical wellbeing.
Thank you so much for all the Gold Scholarship has given me.
The University of Bath is exceptionally grateful to all past and present supporters of the Gold Scholarship Programme. If you are interested in supporting a scholarship, named or otherwise, please contact Bethany Howson, Head of Philanthropy (Student Support).