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The City Undergraduate Care Leavers Bursary (for 2016/17 entry)

The City Undergraduate Care Leavers Bursary is for Home/UK undergraduates who live or have lived in care. Students accepted to City through clearing may also be considered for this bursary.

Eligibility criteria
* New Home/UK undergraduates starting in 2016/17 who can demonstrate that they live or have lived in care;
* Ordinarily resident in the UK;
* Must have been financially assessed by their Student Finance authority to determine financial need;
* Aged 25 years old or younger on the 1 September 2016.

Up to £2,500 per year for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic progress. This bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through City, University of London Scholarship Programme or Lord Mayor of London Scholarship for Academic Excellence.

How to apply

There is no application form for this bursary. Eligible candidates will be awarded from the data received from UCAS and on recommendation from the Designated Member of Staff for Care Leavers. When applying for student finance through your Student Finance Authority please give them consent to share your financial information with City, if you have any sponsors on your student finance application they must also give their consent. You will then automatically be considered for a bursary (provided you meet the eligibility criteria). Please see the Terms and Conditions for further information.

For more information about support available for care leavers, please visit the following  webpage

Notification and payment
The bursary fund is limited – Students will receive £2,500 unless the number of eligible students exceeds the available funds. If this scenario occurs the bursary will be reduced in accordance with what funds are available to be evenly split among the eligible cohort. Successful undergraduates will be contacted during January 2017. Payments will be made in two equal instalments in January and April each year.

* See if you're eligible for any other bursaries or scholarships.

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