David Wright Pathway Music Scholarship

Level of study
Any Undergraduate
Subject area
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closes 12/05/2023

Award Description

The objective of the David Wright Pathway is to inspire more young people to follow their dreams and study for a degree in Music at the University of Birmingham.  Funding is aimed at students from less advantaged backgrounds to continue their music education to degree level (and potentially further), without the financial constraints preventing them from doing so. There are two awards available per academic year from 2023/24 onwards.

Value of Award

The David Wright Pathway award is valued at £5,000 per academic year.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria

  • Have an offer to study music at undergraduate level at the University
  • Have experienced time in public care, or meet three of the following criteria which are reflective of the eligibility criteria for Pathways to Birmingham:
    • Attend or attended a school or college that performs below the national average at Key Stage 4 or Key Stage 5 
    • Currently live in a low progression area
    • Be in the first generation of your immediate family to attend higher education
    • Have a household income is below the national average (below £42,875) 
    • Have a disability and are in receipt of a personal independence payment
    • Be estranged from both of your parents or guardians
    • Have experienced significant extenuating circumstances that has had (or is having) a detrimental impact on academic attainment 
    • Provide unpaid care to a friend or family member (is a young carer)
    • Have been in receipt of or eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years

You will be asked to provide supporting evidence for your selected eligibility criteria when you make your application.

You will also be asked to provide evidence of your musical ability, including evidence of performance and written composition work.

How to Apply

To make an application, please complete the David Wright Pathway application form.  

The deadline for applications to be received by is 12 May 2023. 


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