Grants and Scholarships
There are a range of trusts that you can apply to for funding support whilst you are at college or to help you to progress to University. Detailed below is information on some of the Grants and Scholarships that you may be able to apply for.
GHA Better Futures
TheBetter Futures Bursary is open to students who live in a Glasgow Housing Association or Cube Housing Association property and are studying at HNC, HND or degree level courses in 2013 / 2014 . The closing date for applications is the 30th of September 2013.
For full details of the Bursary and the application form please download an application pack.
Please note this bursary is only open to GHA / Cube tenants.
The Helena Kennedy Foundation
This award is aimed at students who are currently in Further Education and aiming to move on to Higher Education (including HNC, HND, and university courses). Awards include financial support, usually in the form of a £1,500 bursary together with ongoing support, mentoring and training.
To find out more visit the Helena Kennedy Foundation website.
The Robertson Scholarship Trust
This provides financial support to Glasgow residents who are likely to achieve success at university. Successful candidates will receive a bursary of up to £4000 for each year of university study.
This award is aimed at naturalised Scots who are normally resident in the Greater Glasgow area. Applications are invited from students who are currently attending college, eligible for home fees, over 20 years of age and under 30 years of age(normally) and have applied for a place at a Scottish University.
Please note applications for 2013/2014 are now closed. Information on the eligibility criteria and the application process for 2014/2015 will be available from February/March 2014.
Glasgow Educational and Marshall Trust
For those students, aged over 18, who have lived in Glasgow for 5 years and who are progressing to University.
Find out more about eligibility and the types of award from the Glasgow Education and Marshall Trust website.
The Cross Trust
Last year this trust distributed in excess of £175,000 in grants to assist young people of Scottish birth to broaden their life experience. Applicants generally need to be aged between 18 and 30 and have been born in Scotland, or have at least one parent who was born in Scotland. Applicants need to demonstrate that they are in genuine financial need and are of merit, demonstrated from academic or other records.
There are 3 deadline dates for applications the 1st of February, 7th of June and 30th of August. To find out more and for details of how to apply visit the CrossTrust website.
MacKinnon and MacNeill Trust
This trust is able to offer an annual bursary to young people, aged over 16 years, of up to £2000. It is awarded to students who demonstrate academic potential to succeed and to those who will benefit most from financial assistance. Applicants should normally have been born in, be living in now or have resided in the past for at least 5 years in Argyll and Bute, Invernessshire (including Lochaber and Skye), Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland, the Western Isles and West Dunbartonshire and should be about to follow a full time course at college or university in sciences, mathematics, computing, technical or technological subjects.
To find out more and for details on how to apply visit the MacKinnon and MacNeill Trust website.
British Army Further Education Bursary Scheme
The British Army offers Further Education Bursaries (Further Education Awards in Scotland) for all full vocational courses at Level 2 or higher.
For further details on this bursary scheme please visit the British Army website.
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK and opportunities for UK citizens to study overseas, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). The CSFP is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries.
To find out more visit the CSFP website.
Grants and Scholarship Search
There is over £250 million available to students annually and tens of millions go unclaimed. The Scholarship-Search website and Turn2Us website, both allow you to carry out searches on grants and scholarships that may be available.
British Council: Scholarships and Funding
There are numerous scholarships available and lots of information to help you take the first steps to an internationally-recognised qualification. This online database contains approximately 270 individual awards from UK education institutions, charities and professional bodies.
To find out more visit the British Council website.