Bolton Scholarship Briefing Sheet 2011/12
£750 will be paid to the student over the academic year irrespective of the family's financial means.
Eligibility for Scholarship
The student must have commenced an undergraduate course of study in September 2006 or later at University of Bolton and be paying tuition fees of £3,375. Fees must be paid via tuition fee loan or student must be self funded.
Applicants must be full-time U.K. undergraduate Higher Education University of Bolton students.The Scholarship will be paid to first, not subsequent equivalent or lower level HE courses only.
The student must have successfully completed a Level 3 qualification (e.g. A-Levels) at the partner institution or an approved course of study (e.g. Access Course) at the University of Bolton.
The student has firmly accepted an offer of a place on a full time course by 1st August. In the event that the student has not done this despite filling other criteria for the Scholarship please see "Second Semester Scholarship".
Partner Institutions with Progression Accord
Accrington & Rossendale College
Ashton under Lyne Sixth Form College
Bolton Community College
Bolton VI Form College
Galway Technical College
Harlech College/Coleg Harlech
Holy Cross College
Hopwood Hall College
Knowsley Community College
Loreto VI Form College
Oldham VI Form College
Rivington and Blackrod High School
Thornleigh Salesian College
Turton VI Form
Westhoughton High School
Xaverian VI Form College
Applying for the Scholarship
The Scholarship application process is automatically done internally by the University. However students must have completed a student funding application available from www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance |, regardless of whether applying for other support.
Students will receive payment in two separate instalments subject to continuing and satisfactory attendance on the course. The payments will be as follows
End of Semester 1 (Jan 2012) - £375
End of Semester 2 (May 2012) - £375
Scholarship payments will be terminated if the student withdraws, transfers to another institution or fails their programme of study. Scholarship payments will be suspended if a student interrupts their studies
Scholarships will not be paid to students undertaking industrial or work experience on a full time "sandwich" basis. Students studying abroad also will not be eligible to receive the Scholarship.
Second Semester Scholarship
The Second Semester Scholarship has been created for those students who fulfil all the eligibility criteria of the Bolton Scholarship but were unable to confirm their place before the 1st August. These students in their first year only will receive the Second Semester Scholarship of £375 which will be paid in full upon completion of the year (May 2012). After the students first year of study they will be switched onto the "Bolton Scholarship" scheme and thereafter will be eligible for the full £750 for subsequent years.
These rules apply to all
Students who currently hold us as an Insurance Offer
Late applicants who only confirm after the 1st August
For February starters the scholarship will still be available. The eligibility criteria remains the same.
Payment Dates will be the end of May 2012 and the end of January 2013
Ms Karen Bentley – Student Funding Advisor
Tel: 01204 903497
Fax: 01204 903809