16-19 Bursary Fund
16-19 Bursary Fund for 2016/17
The Bursary Fund is provided by the government to support the most vulnerable young people to participate in and benefit from post-16 education. It should be used to help pay for costs incurred while attending college. The awarding of bursaries to individuals from the Bursary Fund has been delegated to schools/colleges. Any assistance granted may not cover the full costs.
As a college, we have to use our discretion to make awards. The criteria we intend to apply are as follows:
1. A bursary of £1,200 is available only to students who are:
- In care
- Care leaver
- In receipt of Income Support or in receipt of Universal Credit in place of Income Support
- In receipt of Employment Support Allowance (ESA) (or Universal Credit as a replacement for ESA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or in receipt of ESA and Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
A discretionary bursary is available if one of the following applies:
2. You qualify for free school meals.
3. Your total family income is £21,000 or below.
The amount allocated to each individual in categories 2 and 3 will depend on the number of qualifying applications. Priority will be given to those in category 2. A contingency fund will be set aside to allow for changes in students’ circumstances during the course of the year and new applications needing to be made.
For all of the above you must be under the age of 19 (or turning 19 during the academic year 2015/16) and in full time education.
Awards will be considered to assist with:
- Travel costs (e.g. bus pass)
- Meal costs
- Essential course costs (books, educational trips, equipment, uniform, materials etc.)
- Exam retakes
- Costs to attend HE open days/interviews
- UCAS fees
Other directly relevant educational costs (please specify)
An allowance will be held for each Bursary student by the college. This will be based on financial circumstances. Please note we are no longer able to make lump sum payments to students.
If you believe you fall into any of the three categories listed, please complete the application form and provide the relevant evidence. The applications will be dealt with, in confidence. If you have any questions regarding the Fund of the application please call her on 01530 834925. Applications must be received by Monday 26th September. Applications can be made later in the year if there has been a change in circumstances. The funding does not affect any other support or benefits.
All payments will be subject to students having met agreed standards for attendance (minimum 90%), behaviour and work, as well as producing receipts/proof of purchase for all relevant expenditure. Students will need their own bank account, as any reimbursements will be made by cheque or bank transfer payable to the student.
King Edward VII Science & Sport College is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and will process this information about you solely for the purpose of assessing your Bursary Fund Application.
Please click here to download an application form.