The Morris Scholarship

Morris & Company is proud to present The Morris Scholarship at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

The Scholarship, open to first year students starting their studies in September 2019, will cover the cost of all the tuition fees for the full degree and provide a bursary of £3,000 per year towards the successful applicant’s living costs.

The award is open to students who have been accepted on to the following courses at UCS:

The student awarded The Morris Scholarship will benefit from work-based placements and mentoring at Morris & Company across its property, care and site machinery businesses.

He or she will represent University Centre Shrewsbury and Morris & Company at certain occasions and act as a student ambassador, being a positive voice in inspiring and raising aspirations of future generations of UCS students by sharing their own experiences.

Why has Morris & Company decided to create this Scholarship?

Robin Morris, chairman of Morris & Company, said: “As a family business, we believe in encouraging and supporting young people with many hundreds who work with us across our own business, through apprenticeships, our Stepping Stone Placement Scheme and now with this initiative. We are hoping it will not only help the individual, but that the town and wider community will also benefit if we are able to attract and retain young talent.

“The Scholarship is also a great way to help us celebrate our 150th anniversary next year. We’re looking forward to hearing from applicants who have a passion for their subject and who will truly benefit from this award.”

Provost of University Centre Shrewsbury, Professor Anna Sutton, says: “We are delighted Morris & Company has decided to provide this outstanding opportunity for a student to undertake three years of higher education here in the wonderful setting of Shrewsbury.

“As well as the generous financial contribution, the prospect of work placements and mentoring at such a well-established business means the successful applicant will be extremely employable when they complete their degree.

“Producing graduates who are work-ready is one of the key elements of UCS, so this scholarships fits perfectly with that ethos.”

How do I apply for The Morris Scholarship?

As a prospective student, you should firstly apply for your UCS degree course in the usual way through UCAS. If you are accepted onto a relevant course, you will be contacted by January 31, 2019 and invited to apply.

At that stage you will be invited to complete an application form, in which you will be asked to answer some questions and explain why you would make an excellent Morris Scholar.

Students will then be shortlisted and invited for an assessment day, with the successful applicant being informed shortly afterwards.

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