Matthew Ludlam Scholarship

The Matthew Ludlam Scholarship is awarded to School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The scholarship is in memory of Matthew Ludlam (1981-2015), who studied BSc Town and Country Planning (2003), MPlan Master of Planning (2005), and PGCert Planning (2006) at the University.

It is funded by the Matthew Ludlam Foundation - the charity founded in Matthew's name - and designed to help talented and deserving young people maximise their potential.

Eligibility criteria

Every year, two new undergraduates will be selected to receive the scholarship.

Successful candidates will receive £2,500 each, per year, for the three-year duration of their course.

Candidates must be from a widening participation background with predicted grades of ABB minimum (or equivalent), and hold an offer for a SEED course.

All offer holders who have accepted their offer of study by 18 June 2020 will automatically be considered.

Decisions will be communicated to the successful candidates by 1 August 2020.

About Matthew Ludlam

Matthew Ludlam was a proud Mancunian who lived, studied and worked in the city all his life.

As an undergraduate at the University, Matthew was awarded the Heywood Medal (for achieving the highest overall average mark in Planning, Property and Environmental Management), and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) North-West Madden Award (for the best final-year undergraduate project).

After graduating, he worked for URBED, Taylor Young and Ludlam Associates, and co-founded urban regeneration practice SHAPE.

Matthew's work focused on the city he loved, with his interests including urban form, design, street art, culture and music, and travelling.

His impact can be seen across the city.

The Matthew Ludlam Foundation was founded in 2016 by Matthew's family and friends.

The charity aims to provide opportunities for young people to develop their potential in areas which were of interest to Matthew.