Bursary applications are now OPEN for academic year 2021/22

 

16 – 18 Bursary Fund (under 19 on 31st August 2021)

You may be eligible to apply if you are:

  • Enrolled on a full-time or part-time course funded by the Government
  • Enrolled on a course that is subject to inspection by a public body (for example Ofsted)
  • Your household income including benefit(s) is less than £30,000 gross per year
  • 16 – 18 years of age (or up to 23 years of age if you have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP)).

Click here to download the 2021-22 Bursary Application Form

 

19+ Learner Support Fund (for students aged 19+ on 31st August 2021 and includes students that have accessed the Advanced Learner Loan)

Students over 19 who will be studying a qualification up to and including Level 2 may apply to the 19+ bursary fund.

Students studying Level 3 or above and who have applied and accessed the Advanced Learner Loan (see below) for their FULL course fee may also apply to the 19+ bursary fund.

Eligibility is as follows:

  • Enrolled on a full-time or part-time course funded by the Government
  • Enrolled on a course that is subject to inspection by a public body (for example Ofsted)
  • Your household income/benefit(s) is less than £30,000 per year

Click here to download the 2021-22 Bursary Application Form

 

Advanced Learner Loan (tuition fee only)

Loans are available for students, similar to higher education loans, but for the further education sector. Loans are available for students aged 19 and over (as of 31st August 2021) who are undertaking general and technical qualifications at levels 3, 4, 5 and 6. These loans provide a source of fees support for learners. These loans will be paid directly to the college on your behalf.

To apply and for more information regarding the Advanced Learner Loan, please visit:  www.gov.uk/advancedlearnerloan

 

Childcare (Students UNDER 20) Apply to ‘Care to Learn’

Funding may be available for childcare if you are:

  • Aged under 20 at the start of your course
  • The main carer of the child/children.

For more information and to apply visit www.gov.uk/care-to-learn

 

Childcare (for students OVER the age of 20 as of 31st August 2021)

The 19+ Learner Support fund can assist towards the cost of childcare whilst you are studying with us. Funding may be available for up to two children per student.

Click here for more information & to download the application form for assistance with childcare costs

Residential Bursary (for students aged 16-18 on 31st August 2021)

The college offers a means-tested residential bursary to those studying a land-based course who wish to stay in our on-site accommodation during their studies.

Eligible course areas are as follows:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care/Animal Management
  • Countryside & Environmental Management
  • Equine
  • Horticulture
  • Land-based Service Engineering

Click here to download the Residential Bursary Application Form

 

Additional Guidance

For further information on bursaries and other financial matters contact Student Services, telephone 01664 855242 (Melton Campus) or 01664 855296 (Brooksby Campus) or email StudentServices@brooksbymelton.ac.uk.

Download our Financial Support flyer

 

Important Information

Due to limited funding the college cannot guarantee to support every application we receive.  Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.  However, funds are awarded on a first come first served basis.  Please provide ALL supporting evidence with your completed bursary application.

 

Terms & Conditions

Click here to read our Financial Support Terms & Conditions.

 

Important Information

Due to limited funding the college cannot guarantee to support every application we receive. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. However, funds are awarded on a first come first served basis.

 

Agriculture/Horticulture Scholarship

If you are 18+, a UK resident, and are studying Agriculture or Horticulture, you can apply for the Online Turf scholarship. Find out more here.