16 – 19 Bursary Fund
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is designed to help students who face the greatest financial hardship and is administered by the college. More information on this fund for 2017-18 and the application form can be found below.
The Bursary Fund is divided into two parts:
- Guaranteed Bursaries are aimed at students who meet certain criteria that indicate that they are most in need of support, such as being a Care Giver. These students receive a £1200 bursary that is paid on a fortnightly basis.
- Discretionary Bursaries mainly provide benefits ‘in kind’ for eligible students. For example, all students have the option to be provided with a lunch in college on each day of their Study Programme to the value of £3. Support with transport is provided for students living more than 2.5 miles from college. Support is also available for Kit/Uniform, Trips and Visits (that are mandatory for the course), transport to university open days, interviews and auditions as well as for additional exceptional costs (such as exam resit fees). Applications for Discretionary Bursaries will be considered where the gross household income is below £26,000.
Applications should be sent along with appropriate supporting evidence to Reception, Welsh Bridge Campus, Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, Priory Road, Shrewsbury SY1 1RX.
Although initial application deadline is Friday 7th September applications can be submitted at any time throughout the academic year.
In order to ensure that free meals and/ or transport assistance are in place for the start of term in September please submit completed application forms by 3rd August.
If a person wishes to appeal against the decision/award they should contact Student Services at Reception in order to notify of their intention to appeal. The process in the Student Bursary and Hardship Fund Policy will then be followed.
Please note that there is no longer a separate application for Free College Meals as these are provided as part of the 16-19 Bursary application above.
Please contact Reception on 01743 235491 if you have any queries regarding the 16-19 Bursary Fund.
EMA (students living in Wales only)
Students with a Welsh postcode and eligible for an EMA payment from the Welsh authorities will be expected to apply for these funds and they will be taken into account in any subsequent application to the 16-19 Bursary Fund.
To find out if you are eligible for this payment click here
Information on how to get to college and some of the costs involved and where savings can be made are available is available here.
Free College Meals
Is your child missing out on entitlement for a College meal? The Government gives the College funds which we need to give out. Check the list below and you or your child can come and have a confidential meeting with Student Services to get more information and an application form if: Your child is 16-18 and your child or his/her parent gets:
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided not entitled to Working Tax Credit ) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on (rules apply)
- Universal Credit
For more information drop in to Student Services or read the guidance below.