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James Paget Scholarships 2022

08 February 2022

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If you’re considering a career as a nurse, midwife, physiotherapist or occupational therapist, and are looking to start a degree course in September this year, then you may like to apply for a 2022 James Paget scholarship.

From today we’re inviting applications for the fifth round of scholarships which are available to support those from lower income local households with additional funding during their degree course.

If you are currently applying to study one of these health care careers from September 2022 and you meet our eligibility criteria then you are welcome to apply for a scholarship.

The James Paget Scholarship scheme was launched at the beginning of 2018 and this year we will be offering four scholarships – one for an occupational therapy student studying with the University of East Anglia (UEA), one for a nursing student studying with the UEA, one for a midwifery student at the UEA and one for a physiotherapy student studying with the University of Suffolk.  The physiotherapy place will be the first time that we have offered a scholarship with the University of Suffolk.

The scholarship is designed to attract more people from low income households into health care professions by providing £3,000 per year over the three years, paid in monthly instalments of £250, to support you while you study.

Following a selection process, the scholarships will be awarded to candidates who are committed to the values of the James Paget, who want to serve the local community and who want to pursue a life-long career in one of these professions.

There is no stipulation as to how the scholarship money is used by the successful candidates but to apply you must; 

  • Apply for the degree directly with the university
  • Be able to undertake the placement part of the programme in any clinical area administered by the James Paget University Hospital Foundation Trust 
  • Come from a household with income of less than £30,000 per annum (as assessed by Student Finance England)
  • Be a UK citizen, resident in Norfolk or Suffolk (within 30 mile radius of James Paget University Hospital).

Please note; Upon successful completion of the BSc programme you will be guaranteed an offer of a post as a newly qualified nurse/ midwife/ physiotherapist/ occupational therapist at the James Paget. You will be contracted to work within the James Paget for a period of not less than three years. If you leave within the three year time frame you may be required to repay all or part of the scholarship awarded to you.

Claire Ward, Acting Head of Education & Practice Development at the JPUH, said; “The scholarship offers an opportunity for future nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and occupational therapists to get some additional funding to support their studies and we’re delighted to be able to continue the programme in 2022. Our first 2018 scholarship recipients have now successfully qualified and are now working as nurses with us and we want to encourage more to follow in their footsteps. If you would like a career in health care and would like to work at the James Paget, and you meet our eligibility criteria, then we would invite you to apply.”

To find out more please visit the Work for Us section of our website and click 'Vacancies' and the Nursing & Midwifery or Allied Health Professions buttons to find the scholarship opportunities and then click on them to view more details. 

Please note; The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1 March 2022, however these opportunities may close early if we receive a high volume of applications.