The Student 16 – 19 Bursary fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation in post 16 education. If you believe that you fall into one of the categories described below, then we recommend that you complete an application.
Applications must be made on line by clicking here.
Once you have completed your online application and printed off your receipt, you will need to submit photocopies of all income evidence within two weeks. Until all evidence has been received, your application will be incomplete and no decision on your eligibility will be made.
To be eligible for a bursary from St John Rigby College you must:
- Be aged over 16 and under 19 at 31st August 2016
- Meet the residency criteria stated in the EFA 2016-17 funding regulations for post-16 provision
- Have applied to, and subsequently been enrolled at, St John Rigby College
To be eligible for the vulnerable student bursary of £1,200, you must be in one of the defined groups below:
- In care
- A care leaver
- In receipt of Income Support, or Universal Credit in your own right
- In receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments) in your own right
Note that if you claim Employment Support Allowance in order to meet the last of these eligibility criteria, then your family will no longer be able to claim Child Benefit.
To be eligible for the College’s discretionary bursary, you must meet one of the criteria below:
- You were receiving free school meals at the time of leaving High School
- Your family is in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit
- Your household has an annual income below £25,000 gross (before tax)
Please note that eligibility does not guarantee an award.
The amount of the discretionary Bursary payment is entirely dependent upon the number of applications the College receives and the funds available.
In line with the Education Funding Agency (EFA) best practice the majority of payments will be made in kind e.g. subsidised meals and transport.
The College reserves the right to withhold bursary payment for non-compliance with the Student Charter.
Should any alternative payments be approved these will be paid directly to your bank account; therefore you must supply your own bank account details and not your parents’ bank details.
If you have any queries regarding the bursary please contact the College on 01942 214797 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Educational Funding Agency’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund can be found by clicking here.