Teenage Cancer Trust Funding and Stephen Sutton Scholarships

Teenage Cancer Trust is committed to the professional education and development of those who work with and care for Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer. In partnership with Coventry University, a range of such opportunities in the way of accredited and non-accredited education programmes have existed since 2006.

Stephen Sutton was an inspirational young man who died from bowel cancer in 2014. He was cared for in three of the Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist units for young people with cancer. As an aspiring doctor, he created a bucket list of things to achieve before his life would be cut short and in doing this, one of these aims was to raise £100,000 for the charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

Through his engaging personality where his love for life, positive attitude and care for others shone through, he managed to raise in excess of £5,000,000 for the charity.

In September 2014, the charity announced after his passing, having had Stephen’s and his families blessing, how that money would be spent. Some of the monies will support those working in the field of Teenage Cancer Care to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care at Coventry University.

The Stephen Sutton Scholarship will cover all tuition fees for up to 10 UK students each year for five years from 2015 to 2020 - totalling 50 students in all. Some additional funding may also be available to cover the cost of individual modules for exceptional students.

The scholarship provides funding to support the development of highly committed individuals to promote best practice in teenage/young adult cancer care, and consists of funding to cover the tuition fees for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care.

Stephen Sutton Academic Excellence Award

All students who are successful in completing a module or course that demonstrates academic excellence in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care are automatically entered for an award in Stephen Sutton’s name. The award will be conferred at graduation and the winner will be awarded a £200 book token.

Selection criteria

Candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to study at the appropriate academic level.
  • Working with Teenagers/Young Adults with cancer in a health/social care setting.
  • The right to work in the UK.

The scholarship/funding will be granted to those who are committed to disseminate knowledge learnt on the course, acknowledging the name of the Stephen Sutton Scholarship, Teenage Cancer Trust and Coventry University and can demonstrate that they have support of their manager to enable completion of the course or module.

Applications are invited from anyone working with teenagers and young adults with cancer - including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, youth workers, and social workers. Consideration will be given to those from outside such roles, should they provide a strong enough case. Priority will be given to those who work in organisations with strong links with Teenage Cancer Trust though this is not exclusive.

How to apply

If you would like further information on how to apply for funding, the course or modules, please follow the link below.How to apply

How To Apply

Contact us

For further guidance and advice contact us:

Tel: +44 (0) 24 7679 5958/5388

Email: cpdadmissions.hls@coventry.ac.uk