Grades aren’t what makes a student – a statement that global student housing provider University Living stands by. Valuing the global student community, University Living has created a social scholarship with them in mind. The company believe that students should be encouraged and rewarded for being socially conscious and making a difference in society.
The new social scholarship will be awarded to students from all over the world, regardless of nationality. The one requirement is that they apply to universities in the UK cities of London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Sheffield.
Three students who are applying to any university in London will receive scholarships worth £2500, £1500, £1000 pounds. In Liverpool, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Sheffield there will be one student in each city who will receive £1000. University Living wants to send a message that having a civic sense along with social responsibility is important.
“With the pressure mounting on students to get better grades, upskill and constantly get ahead of the curve, we, a University Living, thought it was important to stress that having social responsibility is just as important. Understanding that there are pressing social issues that need our attention would help our future generations better cope with changes to come.”
“We need to talk about issues like sustainability, which was also the main theme at the NAFSA Annual Expo this year. Their commitment to a sustainable future was truly inspiring and we wanted to contribute and do our part to increase awareness with regards to the same.”Saurabh Arora, Founder & CEO, University Living
University Living has been growing steadily over the past few years, and has been resilient through the pandemic. The company has launched a number of value added services to help enhance the student experience and study abroad journey. This is their next step in contributing to the higher education ecosystem.
University Living, via these social scholarships, aims to raise awareness around issues plaguing us and hopes to instil a sense of urgency so the future of tomorrow starts making changes today.
“Social scholarships are close to our hearts. We wanted to give back to students, to show we appreciate them and their trust in us. Grades will not be considered as an eligibility criterion, all that is being looked at is the level of social conscience in the student. Students who have actively championed a cause and helped in driving change are more than welcome to apply.”Mayank Maheshwari, Co-founder and COO of University Living