16-19 Student Bursary Fund 2016-17

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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.

Deadline for Applications: Friday, 31st August 2016

The College cannot guarantee that any funds will be available for applications received after this date. 

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

Any Student:

  • In care
  • A care leaver
  • In receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit in their own right
  • In receipt of 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 with a family income less than £25,000
  • Students who received free school meals at the time of leaving high school
  • Students whose family is in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit


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.