100 Year Anniversary of the Great War Award – 2017/18 academic year

(Formerly the 100 Year Anniversary of the Great War Endowment Fund)

On the occasion of the hundred year anniversary of The Great War, the University of Bolton announced the introduction of an award to assist ex-service personnel to study at the University.

The award reflects the 100 years since the beginning of the First World War in 1914.The University of Bolton, being an educational institution established in 1825 is proud to implement the idea and the value of bursaries and scholarships. Below, are the details of the Hundred Year Anniversary of the Great War award for the 2017/18 academic year.  

Purpose

These awards are offered to ex-service personnel. Students who have completed a minimum of 3 years military service since their eighteenth birthday in the British Armed Forces may apply.  

Details

The amount of the award payable is £500 per academic year. The award is payable in arrears (at the end of each academic year).  A maximum of ten awards will be available in each academic year.

Terms and conditions for eligibility

In order for an individual to be eligible for the bursary, he/she must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Applicants must have a minimum of three years military service post 18 years of age.
  2. Students must be enrolled on a full-time taught course at the University which is to commence in September 2017 or later. This includes Access and foundation programmes, undergraduate degrees and taught Masters programmes.
  3. Students in receipt of the Hundred Year Anniversary of the Great War award may be eligible to receive any other awards offered by the University providing they fulfil the award criteria.
  4. The course must be delivered at the University of Bolton and not at a partner or franchise partner college.
  5. This award is payable in arrears at the end of each academic year and students must have successfully completed their studies during the year on first attempt.
  6. The value of the award is £500 per academic year.
  7. The award will be paid for first full-time taught courses only or students progressing to a PG programme having completed an undergraduate degree. If you have previously studied a HE course of study in the past and wish to study at the same level again you will not be eligible.
  8. Applicants must also meet the general entry requirements for the University and the specific course to which they are applying. All qualifications must be verified by UCAS or by the University

The following categories of students are not eligible to receive the Scholarship.

  • Students on NHS funded courses
  • Students undertaking industrial or work experience on a full time “sandwich” basis will not be eligible to receive the bursary during their “sandwich” period
  • Students studying abroad will not be eligible to receive the bursary during their period of study abroad. 

To apply for the award please complete the application form and return this to Bursary and Scholarship Team, Student Services, University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5AB with a copy of your discharge paper/ military service retired. The application is available here 

  • Applications accepted throughout the academic year until the deadline of 31st May 2018. Successful applicants will be contacted on or before 30thJune, 2018.
  • Awards for the 17/18 academic year will be paid in July 2018.

For further information and details, you may contact: Ms Karen Bentley, Student Funding Advisor, or the Bursaries and Scholarships Advisor Mrs Carol Gray email: studentfunding@bolton.ac.uk Tel: 01204 903497 or 01204 903499

Terms and conditions

The award of a bursary is entirely at the university's discretion and the university reserves the right to change the bursary from time to time. Bursary payments are subject to continuing and satisfactory attendance on the course of study, and will be terminated if the student withdraws, transfers to another institution, fails their programme of study, or interrupts or suspends their studies. 

Last reviewed and updated August 2017.