The Hannah Bladon Scholarship (Supported by HSBC)

Level of study
Any Undergraduate
Subject area
Arts and Law, Theology and Religion, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 07/04/2024 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Hannah Bladon Scholarship was established in memory of Hannah, a student in the School of Theology and Religion.  This award is kindly supported by HSBC. 

The award is available to help contribute towards a project in the discipline of Theology and Religion. Successful scholars must follow the government's latest guidance on restrictions and safety in relation to Covid-19. 

 Examples of projects include:

  • The award could pay for travel, accommodation and fees at a relevant academic conference. This is a great way to build up expertise for your dissertation, or explore what academic gatherings are like if you’re considering postgraduate study.
  • The award could pay for your costs to travel and study at a particular archive that holds material relevant to your studies.  This could mean support to live in Birmingham for a period over the summer, to spend time in the Cadbury Research Library collections, or to access primary material elsewhere, for example London's British Library or Dublin's Chester Beatty Library.
  • The award could pay for travel in and outside the UK to engage with different kinds of resources for your studies.  For example, if you’re working on art and theology, travel to Italy for galleries to see works that have shaped the thinking in that area; or studying religion and conflict might mean you’d benefit from accessing museums in places like Sarajevo or Berlin.
  • The award could be used as a stipend to cover accommodation and living costs for work experience related to theology or religion.  If you’ve hesitated to go for internships because they’re unpaid, this is a good way of supporting you to take up a place, or a prompt to set up your own. 

Value of Award

The award provides up to £1000 towards a project connected to the disciplines of Theology and Religion.

Eligibility Criteria

The Hannah Bladon scholarship is an annual scholarship to support students to undertake a project connected to the disciplines of Theology and Religion, you do not have to be a student within the department to make an application. 

The scholarship is open to any undergraduate student but priority will be given to Access to Birmingham scholars.  

How to Apply

To make an application you need to complete the Hannah Bladon Scholarship application form.


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