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RoshanIt gives me great pleasure to be able to write this blog post, for being awarded the BU Vice-Chancellor’s Most Promising Applicant (BTEC) scholarship.

In my opinion anyone can go to university, but what makes you stand out is the interesting things you can add to your CV.

For me, Bournemouth was one of the best decisions I have made, because not only is it one of the leading universities for my industry (media/journalism), but it also offers a variety of scholarships to those who are willing to go the extra mile. And by that I mean the scholarships on offer are for those who have worked hard in college to secure good grades, as well as those who worked hard by doing extra things in their community too.

Prior to my application for university, I had always hoped to get a scholarship, as I thought it would be good to have on my CV. But being awarded this scholarship and knowing that I am the only person in my academic year to have it is pretty awesome if you ask me. What’s also a plus is that this scholarship provides you with a tuition fee waiver for your first year. We all know university isn’t cheap, so this is definitely a bonus, while being motivational as well. Having this scholarship encourages me when I feel like everything is crashing down, because it acts as a reminder of all my capabilities.

It may seem like a bit of a task to have to sell yourself in 300 words as part of the application process, but you wouldn’t be applying to university if you weren’t capable of a little hard work – so go for it! Honestly, I never thought I’d get the scholarship; I thought it would have gone to someone whose dad owned the Press Gazette or something and had more outstanding experience, but I took the risk – and you should too.

So even if you don’t think you’ll get it, you’ve got nothing to lose by applying. So good luck and I’ll see you next year!


By Roshan Roberts

4 Responses to “Why you should apply for a scholarship”

  1. Rafi Afzal

    i wanna get a full free scholarship in software engineering faculty in the universty.
    i’m so ambitious girl..
    Plz give me a full free scholarship

    • Katie Dancey-Downs

      Hello! It’s great to hear that you’re interested in studying at BU. You can find out about our scholarships on our website, including which ones you’re eligible to apply for. Let us know if you have any more questions!

  2. Felix Frimpong Gyeabour

    …i would really love to go an extra mile by studying at BU .I think and believe that BU being one of the best universities is the most appropriate place for me to further my education in engineering therefore i am eager to be given a full free scholarship

    • kdanceydowns

      Hi Felix,

      It’s great to hear that you’d like to join us and we have a few different engineering courses you might be interested in, you can find out about them here. We have a range of scholarships available, so please do take a look at them on our website. Best of luck with your application!



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