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16-19 Bursary Fund

St. Joseph’s Sixth Form student guidance for an application for an award from the Bursary Fund 2018/19

The 16-19 Bursary fund is designed to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education or training, post 16. Bursary funds are to be used to help pay for the costs related to participation in full-time education, such as the costs of transport, equipment, books, travel, exam costs, trips and visits. Some payments may be applied for, on an ad hoc nature, to cover expensive school trips etc but each application and claim will be awarded at the discretion of the Head of Sixth Form.

We award two types of bursaries based on the criteria on the guidance form (see attached below). We offer the:

Nominated Bursary: the following nominated groups are eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year:

  • students in care
  • students who are care leavers
  • students in receipt of Income Support in their own right
  • students who are in temporary accommodation
  • disabled students in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments


Discretionary Bursary: eligible students may receive a bursary of up to £400 per year. The discretionary bursaries are for young people facing significant financial barriers to participation in education. They are administered at the discretion of the Head of Sixth Form.