Furness College Bursary
The Furness College Bursary is to enable students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at University level. Successful applicants, who are awarded a bursary, will receive:
- Full time students – a benefit of no less than £2,000 (max £1,000 cash, fee waiver of up to £1,000).
- Part time students – an award for tuition fee waiver (studying a minimum of 25% intensity of the full time equivalent), and a cash benefit pro rata.
The maintenance loan is available to full-time students only. You may have to give details of your household income. EU students can’t apply for Maintenance Loans. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back.
||2018 to 2019 academic year
||2019 to 2020 academic year
|Living at home
||Up to £7,324
||Up to £7,529
|Living away from home, outside London
||Up to £8,700
||Up to £8,944
|Living away from home, in London
||Up to £11,354
||Up to £11,672
|You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad
||Up to £9,963
||Up to £10,242
Other financial help includes:
- Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)
- Childcare Grant
- Parents’ Learning Allowance
- Adult Dependants’ Grant
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The Ørsted Scholarship fund is targeted at non-traditional entrants to education and training in the Engineering sector. Priority groups include, but are not limited to, underrepresented groups such as the unemployed and adult learners looking to retrain or re-engage in learning.
Applicants may also come from within the local small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) engineering \ manufacturing supply chain, with employees working within SMEs eligible to apply. The funds intention is to support applicants from SMEs companies who otherwise would not be able to cover the training cost themselves.
The identified courses are:
Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
Level 5 B.Eng. Ordinary Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
Level 6 B.Eng. Honours Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
The purpose of this fund is to offer successful applicants full course fee sponsorship to access the range of courses identified above. Each course has a set of minimum entry requirements which potential applicants must be able to satisfy in order to access the course.
Through its mainstream funding options, Furness College delivers a number of recognised training courses which are specifically chosen to equip local people with the skills required to work within the Energy, Engineering, and Manufacturing industries and, where appropriate, applicants will be directed to these in the first instance.
However, outside of the traditional fully funded models all applicants will be considered. Where applications exceed the availability of places the college will allocate places based on the principle and intention of the fund, with Ørsted looking to support people across Furness who would not otherwise be able to finance themselves through qualifications. Competitive interview and selection will be used where appropriate, the college’s decision is final.
Further information for each course including the entry requirements can be found at:
BTEC Diploma Electrical
BTEC Diploma Mechanical
BEng Ordinary & Honours Electrical
BEng Ordinary & Honours Mechanical
All application forms must be submitted by 31/08/2019. Applications to the college must be marked for the attention of Kate Colebourn, Head of Area for Technical and Build Engineering, Furness College, Channelside, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PJ, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The funding for this scholarship programme is provided by Ørsted through the Walney Extension Community Fund.