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Post 16 Bursary

A key priority for the Government is to close the gap in attainment between those from less well-off and more affluent backgrounds, and to ensure every young person participates in and benefits from a place in 16 to 19 education or training.

The 16-19 Bursary Fund targets support towards the most financially disadvantaged 16 to 19 year olds – those who most need help with the costs of staying on.

Rutland County College will determine the eligibility criteria for discretionary bursaries, and the frequency of and conditions for payments for all awards. The 16-19 Bursary will only be awarded to a student that is eligible and facing genuine financial barriers to participating.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a 16-19 Bursary in the 2015- 2016 academic year, the student must be aged 16 or over and under 19 on 31st August 2015.

Students must also satisfy the residency criteria set out in the *EFA Funding Guidance. (A person on 1 September who is settled in the UK, and has been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for the three years preceding the 1 September.) If you are in any doubt, please speak with the Student Services.

Students should be participating in provision that is subject to inspection by a public body that assures quality and funded within the relevant guidelines. (Attendance at Rutland County College meets the criteria).