16-19 Student Bursary Fund 2017-18

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The applicant must either be studying or holding an offer for a place on a course of study at St John Rigby College. If successful, your Bursary application will be valid for 2 years, unless your circumstances change.  If your circumstances do change it is your responsibility to inform the College as soon as possible.

Application Process

In order to progress your application form and make the decision to award funds, we as a College, must establish your particular financial hardship and this will be based on income assessment and proven financial hardship. Your parent/guardian/carer where applicable will be included in this assessment process.

In addition, we must establish your specific financial need for which you require this form of support.

The eligibility criteria to claim the guaranteed bursary for vulnerable students is defined below:

  • students in care
  • care leavers
  • students receiving Income Support, or equivalent Universal Credit, in their own right
  • Disabled students receiving Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance, or Personal Independence Payments, in their 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.

The eligibility criteria to claim the College discretionary bursary allocation is defined below:

  • Students who received Free School Meals at the time of leaving their High School.
  • If the family is in receipt of Income Support/Universal Credit
  • If all the annual household income is below £25,000 (before tax).

If you have two children at St John Rigby College then the household income threshold rises to £50,000 (before tax).  If this applies to you, please contact the College on 01942 214797.

To successfully claim either fund, you must be able to provide evidence to support your claim. 

Students should note that all awards from the Student Bursary Fund will be subject to the expectations outlined in the Student Charter.  The College reserves the right to defer or cancel awards in the event of unsatisfactory student conduct and in the event of the College being made aware of a change in circumstances which has resulted in a student no longer satisfying these eligibility criteria.