Enterprise is now seen as an attractive and viable career option; becoming an entrepreneur or taking the lead in enterprising opportunities has become the way forward for many students studying for a degree. To further encourage this approach, the University will be offering Enterprise Scholarships worth £6,000 over three years, starting in the 2014/15 academic year.
Enterprise Scholarships are now on offer funded by:
Alumnus Mr. Mark Glatman - Open to all current first year undergraduate students from any discipline.
How and when can I apply?
To apply for the Enterprise Scholarship, complete the application form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Am I eligible to apply?
In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must have entered into your first year of a full-time undergraduate programme at the University of Birmingham in September 2014. UK, EU and international students are eligible to apply for this award.
Only applications which demonstrate full commitment to the three year programme will be considered.
Shortlisting, deadlines and invite to interview
Application closing date: Friday 5th December 2014
There are two stages to the recruitment to the Enterprise Scholarship scheme:
Stage 1 - Shortlisting of written submissions
The entries will undergo a first first-pass short-listing process, carried out by a minimum of three internal / external judges (sponsors of the Enterprise Scholarship will take part in the shortlisting of applicants). Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be contacted at this point.
Successful candidates will be invited to an interview.
Stage 2 - Interviews
Interviews will be held on campus here at the University of Birmingham on 11-12 December 2014. The interviews will be conducted by internal members of staff from the University of Birmingham and representatives from enterprises and or entrepreneurs.
Each candidate will have an hour long interview which will consist of questions from the panel.
What does the scholarship offer?
This scholarship is worth £6,000 over a period of three years. The successful recipient will receive an award of £1,000 cash in their first year, then subject to meeting key milestones will receive a further award of £2,000 in their second year and £3,000 in their third year.
How is the award selected?
Following the deadline date, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Team will review all applications in liaison with our sponsors. A shortlist of applicants will then be produced based on the skills, experience and qualities articulated in the application form. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to attend a 60 minute interview, after which the successful candidate will be selected and notification and payment arranged.
What are the benefits of being an Enterprise Scholar?
If you are successful, over the three years of your award you will become an active member of one of the University's Enterprise Societies, attend enterprise-related events, become an Enterprise Ambassador, design and deliver enterprise events, develop coaching and mentoring skills to support peers and receive one-to-one support from the EI team.
This will culminate in you developing a viable business idea, securing an enterprising graduate job or planning an enterprising year out by the end of your third year.
What would be expected of me?
Find out more
If you have any questions about the Enterprise Scholarships please contact:
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
T: 0121 414 8775