Santander to support QMU students and student businesses with £25,000 worth of grants

By Press Office

For more than a decade, Santander Universities UK has been supporting Queen Margaret University (QMU) with funding to enable its students, staff and alumni access to opportunities – including scholarships, internships, mobility grants and entrepreneurial assistance – and financial help to ensure they can focus on their studies.

When the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold, Santander Universities worked with QMU to reallocate £35,000 of its funding to support students adversely affected by the situation. This funding has continued to bolster the University’s International Hardship and Student Discretionary Funds which assist students whose continuing access to education might be placed in jeopardy due to financial difficulties.

Today, Santander Universities UK announced it is giving Queen Margaret University an additional £25,000 to help support students and student businesses affected by COVID-19. Up to 30 QMU students will be able to apply for grants between £500 - £3000. All the details for how to apply for these grants will be made available to students in the coming weeks. 

QMU Principal and Vice Chancellor, Sir Paul Grice released a video thanking Santander for their generosity.

“Santander is a key partner of the University and indeed an important part of the QMU community. I want to thank Santander Universities both for their help now, at a time of crisis, but also for their support over many years,” Sir Grice said.

Watch the full video message from QMU Principal and Vice Chancellor, Sir Paul Grice.

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