Care Leavers Bursary 2017-18

University of Chester

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Award info

  • Award values:
  • Bursary :£7000

    The scheme will normally provide Care Leavers with £7,000 of benefits over their three years of study.
  • Award coverage:
  • Varies
  • Award level:
  • Undergraduate
  • Number of awards:
  • All eligible students
Application info

  • Nationality:
  • UK only
  • Gender:
  • Both
  • Eligibility requirement:
  • This Bursary is available to all new full-time undergraduate (level 4) students, under the age of 25 paying a tuition fee of over £6000 starting their programme of study in 2017. The scheme will normally provide Care Leavers with £7,000 of benefits over their three years of study. The benefits will be given as part cash, part ‘in-kind’ benefit and fee waiver. Bursary payments: Year 1 £500 ‘in kind benefit’, £1500 cash and £1000 fee waiver Year 2 £1000 cash and £1000 fee waiver Year 3 £1000 cash and £1000 fee waiver Guidance Notes There are a restricted number of care leaver bursaries so applicants are encouraged to apply early. However, applications will still be accepted up until 17th March 2017 if bursaries are still available. Applicants who are not successful may still be considered for the Chester Bursary. Eligibility In order to qualify you need to demonstrate that you are: • A new full-time level 4 undergraduate student starting university for the first time in 2016. • Paying a tuition fee of at least £6,000. • Under the age of 25 and who has spent at least 3 months in care, including at the time of their 16th birthday. • Evidence of care leaver status, in the form of written documentation from the student’s local authority (corporate parent), will be required before any payment can be made. • Ordinarily resident in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and EU. Exclusion criteria • Students on a course fully or partially funded by the NHS (funding may include tuition fee support and/ or bursary payments) i.e. Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work**, Nutrition and Dietetics. • Students who have their fees paid (in full or in part) through a sponsorship arrangement. • Courses based at Reaseheath College i.e. FD Animal Management (Behaviour & Welfare), FD Animal Management (Zoo) and BSc Wildlife Conservation & Ecology are NOT part of the Care Leaver Bursary Scheme. • Courses based at the Hammond School. • Students who are in receipt of the University of Chester Ultimate Scholarship. • Students on the Foundation Year at the University of Chester. **If at level 5 and 6 a social work student does not receive an NHS Social Work Bursary they may be considered for the Care Leaver Bursary scheme

Awards from this institution

Young Adult Carer Bursary 2017-18
4500 The application form ONLY needs to be completed if the student is a young adult carer currently being supported by their local authority or carer charity.
Chester Bursary for Part-Time Students
1500 New undergraduate students studying at the University on apart-time undergraduate course, who have a means tested household income of £25,000 or less. will receive £1500 support.
Ultimate Scholarship
Covers all your tuition fees at Chester, for life.
Chester Bursary
1500 New undergraduate students studying at the University on a full-time undergraduate course, who have a means tested household income of £25,000 or less. will receive £1500 support.
International Scholarship
The scholarship amount ranges from £500 - £2000 per student, and is awarded for each year of study at the University.
Scholarships for Sport
1000 Awards will not exceed £1000 per year for each selected scholar and will be awarded in two instalments. One prior to Christmas and one at the end of February.
Scholarships for Music
800 Choral and instrumental scholarships worth £800 in total per annum.
Thornton Prize
500 This will consist of a £500 cash payment in year 4 of MEnge Course