The Bursary Fund
The 16-19 Bursary Fund offers help to students at Abbeygate Sixth Form College to continue in full-time education, who might otherwise be financially disadvantaged.
The Fund has 2 parts:
1. Vulnerable Bursary
Awards up to £1,200 per annum are made if at least one of the following applies, students are:
- in care
- care leaver
- receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them, such as a child or partner
- receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right, as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right
- young carer for a parent or relative. Have had a young carer’s assessment, GP can confirm the status, receive a Carer’s Allowance.
2. Discretionary Bursary
Students who are not eligible for the Vulnerable Bursary can apply for a discretionary award. Awards will be dependant on the funds available from the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the number of eligible students applying. Awards will be made on the level of household income (including all benefits); with the threshold being up to £25,000.
Discretionary awards can also be awarded to students aged 19 or over (as at 31st August 2019) if they have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and/or are continuing on a study programme they began when aged 16 – 18.
If you have any queries regarding the bursary process please email firstname.lastname@example.org