Becketts Scholarships

Access to university should not be limited by race or social class. At Lancaster, we remain committed to equality of opportunity for all students. This includes ensuring we have a diverse student body that reflects the world around us.

Becketts Financial Services made a philanthropic pledge to Lancaster University to support communities in the Fylde area where finance might be a barrier with opportunities to access higher education.

At a glance

Study level

Undergraduate students

Fee status

Home students (about fee status)

Year of entry


Based on

Postcode, subject, widening participation status and application


£3,000 in the first year and then £1,000 a year for each subsequent year of on-campus study.

How to apply

Application form

The Becketts Scholarship will support widening participation students from the Fylde coast studying at Lancaster University Management School to access and succeed in higher education. Applicants must ordinarily reside in the UK and commence their undergraduate study in the academic year 2024/25.

The scholarship is awarded as a £3,000 scholarship in the first year of study, with an additional £1,000 scholarship for each subsequent year of the course which is taught on campus (paid in years 1,2 and 4 for programmes with year 3 spent in industry or Study Abroad).

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants must meet the Widening Participation Criteria outlined in the Becketts Scholarships Terms and Conditions.
  • Applicants must be from the Fylde Coast (FY or PR4 postcode).
  • Applicants must be in receipt of either a conditional or an unconditional offer for a place at Lancaster University Management School for October 2024 entry, which you have accepted (non‐UCAS applications) or accepted firmly (UCAS applications)*.
  • The scholarship is only available to undergraduate students joining Part 1 of our degree programmes. This must be your first degree, and you must not hold any other higher education qualifications.

*eligible subjects include Accounting, Business Management, Economics, and MORSE.

Full terms and conditions

How to apply

To help us to get to know you, we will ask you for a personal statement of between 600 and 900 words explaining:

  • Why the scholarship would be beneficial to your studies
  • How it would help you to achieve your academic goals
  • How your education would be of future benefit to your community and/or society
  • What achievements, academically and personally, are you most proud of? This could include overcoming a challenging personal circumstance. There is no right or wrong answer. We are keen to hear your personal story.

Alongside your personal statement we will ask you for some additional information, including details around your widening participation status and home postcode.

Submitting your application

Please check your eligibility before completing the Becketts Scholarships application. Awards may be withdrawn if we later become aware that successful scholars have not met eligibility criteria or have provided false information.

Closing date

Your application must reach us by the closing date of 30 April 2024, 5.00pm.


A panel of representatives from Lancaster University will assess applications and make a decision.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the first week of September 2024.


If you have questions about the award, please contact In the subject line of the email, please write Becketts Scholarship Enquiry.

Becketts Scholarships application

Payment of the scholarship

  • The scholarship will be divided into equal amounts and awarded at three points in the year.
  • The scholarship is not available as a cash alternative.
  • The award is for each year of study.
  • Scholarships are reviewed annually, and we cannot guarantee funding for the following entry year for applicants who decide to defer.

Additional information

For undergraduate applicants

  • All offer conditions must be met or exceeded.
  • UCAS tariff point equivalencies are not part of our consideration.
  • All other entry requirements must be met.
  • Applicants must apply for and have an offer to study on a full-time taught undergraduate degree programme at our Lancaster campus for the 2024/25 academic year. Please visit our study pages for a complete list of our undergraduate programmes.