All students who are in financial need may apply for help from this fund. Apply via Student Services D507 (Pam King).
16-19 GUARANTEED BURSARY 2016-17
The 16-19 Guaranteed Bursary Fund is a £1200 grant for students who may have difficulties in completing their course because of financial considerations.
To be eligible for financial assistance from the 16-19 Guaranteed Bursary Fund you must be an enrolled student as defined by the College.
Guaranteed bursaries will be awarded provided you meet one of the following criteria:
- Young person in care
- Care leaver
- Young person in receipt of income support
- Disabled young person in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments
Applicants will be required to show proof of current benefit payments. Also written confirmation will be required of the applicant's current or previous looked-after status from the relevant local authority.
Bursary payments will be made on a monthly basis provided that a student's attendance does not fall below 95%. If applicable support for transport cost will be deducted from the grant.
If a student who has received financial assistance leaves before the completion of their course they will be required to repay all or part of their grant.
16-19 BURSARY FUND 2016-17
The College has a Bursary Fund to which students may apply if they have difficulties completing their courses because of financial considerations.
COLLEGE 16–19 BURSARY FUND CRITERIA
The College 16-19 Bursary Fund 2016-17. Enrolled students may apply for financial assistance for help with the cost of transport. The following guidelines apply:
- If the student's family are in receipt of means tested benefits or on a household income up to £21,000 per year, the student may be awarded a grant of up to 85% towards the cost of non-subsidised transport. If subsidised then you will still be eligible for a grant but a smaller percentage.
- Students whose household income is £21,000 - £30,000 per year may be awarded a grant of up to 50% on non-subsidised transport.
- Proof of household income and any benefits must accompany the application; without this you will not be eligible.
STUDENTS AGED 19 AND OVER AT THE START OF THEIR COURSE
Students aged 19 and over at the start of their course who are facing financial difficulty should contact Pam King in Student Services at the College for advice. Telephone 01491 634006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS: FROM SEPTEMBER 2016
Were you entitled to Free School Meals? If so, you may be entitled to Free Meals whilst studying at college...
Students aged 16-18 at the start of their course (or aged 19-25 with an EHCP) and live in a household in receipt of the benefits listed below. A cashless system will be operating and your canteen account will be credited. Free College Meal application forms are available in Student Services room D507. If you have completed college acceptance forms and specified low income then you will receive the application forms in early July along with bursary and transport paperwork.
To apply you must provide a photocopy of one of the following documents with the application; without these documents your application will not be considered.
- Income Support
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
- Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit with no element of Working Tax Credit and a household gross income below £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs)
- Support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
THE HENLEY EDUCATION TRUST
A private educational charity which supports many full-time students under 25 years of age. Further details and application forms are available from Student Services D507 (Pam King) or Claire Brown, Clerk to the Trustees of the Henley Educational Charity, email email@example.com or visit www.henleyeducationaltrust.com
THE ROTHERFIELD PEPPARD EDUCATION TRUST
The Rotherfield Peppard Educational Charity supports students from the Rotherfield Peppard parish. Apply via Student Services D507 or contact the Trust direct.
Contact: Sylvia Overbury firstname.lastname@example.org
This charity for students aged 16-25, living in Buckinghamshire only, gives grants of between £30 and £300 for help with full-time courses of further and higher education; research and travel scholarships; bursaries towards the cost of equipment for entry to a trade or profession. Contact Student Support Team at Buckinghamshire County Council on 01296 383470 or email Albussupportteam@buckscc.gov.uk