A new scholarship for potential students has been announced by a university in the East Midlands, sparked by the axing of bursaries.
A scholarship of up to £3,000 has been unveiled for students applying to study Nursing with Registration BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University Leicester.
The new scholarship is on offer for students hoping to study Nursing with Registration (mental health nursing) or Nursing with Registration (Learning disability nursing) in 2017-18 or 2018-19.
The new initiative has been put together by the university following the government’s decision to remove the NHS bursary scheme and replace it with student loans from August 2017 onwards.
The scholarship will offer eligible students up to £3,000 to cover costs throughout the duration of the course.
It aims to reduce the financial burden caused by the government’s removal of the bursary programme and its replacement with a loans system, said the university.