Bursary Fund

Travel, FSMs and Vulnerable Bursaries will be in the form of online applications for the 2020-21 academic year and are now available. Please view each individual bursary for further information including evidence for eligibility. 

Once applications and evidence have been submitted, please allow 3-4 working days to process applications. A member of staff will be in touch as soon as possible with further information. 


A student must be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31 August 2020 to be eligible for help from the bursary fund in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Students aged 19 or over are only eligible to receive a discretionary bursary if they are continuing on a study programme they began aged 16 to 18 (‘19+ continuers’) or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

To apply for financial assistance towards transport, trips and books/equipment please apply via the Travel Bursary. To apply for food credits please apply via the Free School Meals page. For further information on the Vulnerable Bursary (formally Guaranteed Bursary) please visit the Vulnerable Bursary page. 

Scanning Evidence

For the 2020-21 academic year, applications for bursaries will be online forms. Once the online application form has been completed the accompanying evidence must be emailed to studentservices@henleycol.ac.uk. Evidence which cannot be downloaded in the form of a PDF will need to be CLEARLY scanned and then emailed in the form of a PDF. We CANNOT accept evidence to be emailed as images. 

PDFs must be saved as the name of the document (e.g. Universal Credit) and the page number(s). All documents must be attached to one email, please do not send multiple emails with attachments. The email subject must be the student's full name and identifying the type of bursary that is being applied for. In the main text of the email please also confirm the students date of birth. 

Please see image below as an example.

If you do not have access to a printer/copier please try the below options:


1. Open notes app

2. Create new note

3. Click on camera and select Scan Documents

4. Crop image so that all of the document is clear and visible

5. Save

6. Add further documents by repeating steps 3 -5.

7. Export PDFs via email



1. Open Google Drive

2. Create new

3. Scan document

4. Click OK

5. Save document

6. Export PDFs via email


Alternative options

For devices that do not have built in scanning options please download a scanning app e.g. Simple Scanner.


Students should apply for transport assistance through their local county council, please send copies of the official letters to Student Services so we can help assist with transport for the 2020-21 academic year. Please see our Transport page for more information on college-run coaches and public transport. 


[The Henley College is committed to protecting your privacy. We will collect personal information from you when you enquire or apply for one of our courses, for college transport and/or bursary and while you are a student of the College (please visit: http://www.henleycol.ac.uk/privacy-policy/ to read the College’s full privacy policy).]