Care Leavers Bursary 2020/2021

The Care-Leavers Bursary may be awarded to full-time and part-time U.K. undergraduate students who commence their course of study at University of Bolton from the academic year 2020/21, and who are Care Leavers, having lived in a Care setting for at least 12 months in the last five years. Students must be progressing to a University of Bolton undergraduate Higher Education (H.E.) course. The award is not subject to household income assessment

Amount

Up to £1,000 cash per academic year subject to continual fulfilment of the eligibility criteria for full-time students. For part-time students this award will be made over the anticipated duration of your course, the amount will be based on the number of credits studied per academic year.

Eligibility

  • In order to qualify for the bursary students must have demonstrated that they are:

  • A home (UK) student paying tuition fees to University of Bolton in 2020/21 and subsequent academic years via tuition fee loan or self-funded. Students whose tuition fees are paid by a sponsor for example an employer or students who are externally registered whose tuition fees are paid to the institution they are attending will not be eligible to receive the award.

  • Studying a full-time or part-time undergraduate course which is delivered on campus at University of Bolton.

  • Commencing on their course from September 2020 or January 2021.

  • A Care leaver who has lived in a Care setting for a period of a minimum of twelve months within the last five years. 

  • Application forms to apply for the bursary are available from the Student Centre Chancellor’s Mall or the University of Bolton website here.

Payment of the Bursary

The Bursary will be paid by eight monthly instalments in each academic year on the 18th of every month, for September starters payments will be made from November to June inclusive. Payments will be £125 per month payable direct into the student’s bank account. Payments for January starters will be made in March, April, May, June, November, December, January and February for each year of study. Payment is subject to continued attendance and satisfactory progression on the course of study.

Financial Support

  • In addition to the financial support students receive from the Student Loans Company the non means tested Care Leavers Bursary of up to £1,000 will be available in each academic year of study subject to continual fulfilment of the eligibility criteria.

  • Financial health checks are available with the Student Funding Advisors to ensure that students are receiving the correct student funding.

  • Budgeting advice and personal budget plans are available.

Additional Support, Advice and Guidance

  • Confidential advice and support on a wide range of academic and pastoral issues from one of the university’s Student Liaison Officers.

  • Support from one of the Student Advisors in Student Services.

  • Support, advice and help in accessing other services in the university and the Students’ Union

For further information please contact:

Mr Jonathan Stackhouse                                                  Mrs Carol Gray

Student Funding Advisor                                                  Bursaries and Scholarships Advisor

University of Bolton                                                          University of Bolton

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Bolton                                                                                Bolton

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Tel: 01204 903497                                                           Tel: 01204 903499

E mail: studentfunding@bolton.ac.uk

Bursary payments will be terminated if the student withdraws, transfers to another institution or fails their programme of study. Bursary payments will be suspended if a student interrupts or suspends their studies. Bursaries will not be paid to students undertaking industrial or work experience on a full time “sandwich” basis. Students studying abroad will not be eligible to receive the Bursary. The bursary is not payable to students whose tuition fees are sponsored by a third party for example an employer.

Please note information given is provisional and may be subject to change.

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