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Few universities are so successful at providing the right environment for academic potential of its undergraduate students to flourish. To help reinforce our commitment to providing the best possible access to this environment, Durham University is pleased to promote the Weldon-Le-Huray Scholarships programme. The programme provides opportunities for home students from lower-income households to:

3 scholarships are available for applicants planning to commence their undergraduate studies at Durham University, and who are able to demonstrate exceptional potential in the field of Arts and Humanities. Each scholarship is worth £4000 per academic year.

These scholarships are kindly supported by Guy and Sarah Weldon.

We are also delighted to offer 2 additional scholarships, with the same eligibility criteria, which are generously supported by Katherine and Jeremy Garrett-Cox and which will be known as the Garrett-Cox Scholarships.



£4,000 per academic year to help support tuition fees, living costs, all other costs of study and career/leadership development opportunities

Year of Entry Applicants for programmes commencing in October 2023
Number of awards available


Level of study Undergraduate
Mode of study Full-time

All undergraduate programmes with the faculty of Arts and Humanities

Duration Each year of undergraduate programme (up to a maximum of four years)


Household Income

Applicants must have a household income below £42,875 based on an assessment carried out by Student Finance England.

Please submit your assessment letter as soon as you can to

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate an exceptional level of potential in the field of Arts and Humanities.

Not sure if you're eligible? Contact us for advice.

How to apply

  1. Apply for a course

    Submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS by the UCAS deadline on 25th January 2023 and a scholarship application by of 30th March 2023

    Apply to UCAS
  2. Complete a scholarship application

    Submit a scholarship application form for the Weldon-Le-Huray Arts and Humanities Scholarship by the 30th March 2023 ensuring you


    1.  have answered all the questions on the application form including the those in personal statement section:


    2. have requested a reference of no more than 800 words from a suitable independent adult (e.g. a member of sixth-form staff or a tutor). 


    Referee Guidance:


    Explain why you feel the applicant is a suitable candidate for a Weldon-le-Huray Scholarship for Arts and Humanities.


    Outline relevant indicators of exceptional achievement or potential in Arts and Humanities e.g. high academic achievement (prizes, predicted grades); involvement in relevant regional/national performances, or any other relevant indicators of exceptional achievement; instances of inspiring others through involvement in Arts & Humanities; overcoming obstacles to achieve


    References should be sent directly from the referee to Your referee should submit the reference on letter headed paper containing the referee’s name, position, contact details and your full name.


    3.  provide a copy of your Student Finance England letter confirming the value of maintenance loan you are due to receive when you commence your studies to  If you do not have this by the scholarship deadline please provide this as soon as possibly can after the deadline.


    Application deadline

    30th March 2023

    When applicants will be notified of the outcome

    End of May 2023


  3. Selection process

    Your performance level/potential in the field of Arts and Humanities, personal statement and reference will be considered by a panel of University colleagues with expertise in Arts and Humanities.


More about this scholarship

We give thanks to the generous donations that make this scholarship available.

Scholarship applications will be considered on the basis of their ability to meet the eligibility criteria, academic potential, the personal statement and reference provided.

In addition to the information supplied on the scholarship application form, the University will gather contextual information to support the assessment of scholarship applications.

Durham University makes every effort to ensure that the information published or contained on its website is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not subsequently be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University's reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) changes in Government policy or change of law. Whilst any changes will be incorporated into the University's website any person wishing to clarify the details of a particular scholarship/s should contact the University at