Student Bursary Fund (2016/17)

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.

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.

Applications must be made on line by clicking here.

To be eligible for a bursary from St John Rigby College you must:

To be eligible for the vulnerable student bursary of £1,200, you must be in one of the defined groups below: 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: 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

The Educational Funding Agency’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund can be found by clicking here.