The Bursary at SHC
Students aged 16–19 who are in care, care leavers, claiming Income Support/Universal Credit in their own name, or claiming both ESA and DLA or a PIP in their own name, will be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,200 to support them during their studies. Those eligible for free school meals (from low income households and young carers) may also be able to access financial support via the College Discretionary Bursary fund.
Current students can complete an online application here.
Need help with the bursary form? Check out the video below.
Care to learn
You can find more information here: www.gov.uk/care-to-learn
Finding the balance between studies and earning money can be tough as a student, thankfully there are a whole host of ways you can ease the pressure on your pockets below.
Student ID Card
Your student ID proves that you are a student, with it you can access a whole host of student entitlements like Amazon Student, ASOS discounts, free coffee and more.
16-25 Rail Pass
Now you are a student you are eligible for a 16-25 Train Pass, if you regularly take the train you could be saving 1/3 of the price per ticket.
As a student you are are entitled to free travel via your Oyster Pass.
NUS - National Union of Students
As a student you have access to the National Union of Students and all the benefits that entails. You can get a glimpse of the many benefits and opportunities open to you on their website: www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/discounts/
Don't be put of by the name, UNiDAYS collate and offer thousands of offers and discounts available to all students regardless of where they study. www.myunidays.com
The Scholarship Hub
Scholarships provide financial aid to students, you can search for some here: www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk/