CONSOLIDATED CHARITY OF BURTON UPON TRENT
Registered Charity No 239072
The Consolidated Charity is making available a sum of money that will enable up to 40 students to be offered an Educational Bursary of £500 per annum for three years. The scheme will only be open to students living in the Charity's area of benefit.
Students will be offered a bursary in order to assist them in successfully completing a course of study leading to a first degree at a British University or other equivalent British institution, eg. College of Music.
HND students are not eligible to apply for a bursary until they have successfully completed their HND course and continue on to a degree course.
Bursaries will only be made for three academic years and no payments will be made during paid placements
An application form must be completed by each candidate. This provides information on personal details, successfully completed courses of study including results of public examinations, 16-19 courses that have been examined (with results) or to be examined. Candidates should include any National Qualifications including vocational courses and music. It is important for candidates to include bona fide estimated grades for post-16 courses that can be confirmed by the School / College
Applicants must complete a Personal Statement. This should be clearly legible and on no more than one side of A4 paper. The Personal Statement may be produced on a word processor but it must include the applicant's name at the top and it must be signed and dated. When preparing their Personal Statement, applicants should be aware that the Trustees will take into particular account the following criteria.
Personal strengths, skills and weaknesses.
Leadership and / or involvement in School / College activities.
Involvement in extra-curricular community activities (including positions of responsiblity).
Reasons for choosing the course and how it will help to prepare you for your future career
1. Ensure all questions are answered fully.
2. Print your SURNAME in CAPITAL letters.
3. Include all secondary schools, colleges and, if appropriate, other institutions which you have attended for 16 – 19 education. Insert part-time (P/T) next to Schools / Colleges you attend for only 1 or 2 subjects.
4. Include all A2 Level, Baccalaureate, BTEC and vocational courses which you have completed or expect to be entered for a Public Examination together with any other qualifications, eg. Music, Drama, etc.
5. For Higher Education Courses DO NOT use UCAS abbreviations. Include the full course name.
The final date for submission is Friday 28th February 2020.
Mr J P Southwell, Clerk to the Trustees, Consolidated Charity of Burton upon Trent, 1st Floor, Gibraltar House, Crown Square, First Avenue, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 2WE
Conditional offers of bursaries will be made by the end of March 2020. Final decisions will be taken as soon as possible after the examination results are published and the Universities have confirmed their offers of places.
Candidates who have received a conditional offer of a bursary should write to the Clerk to the Trustees immediately after they have accepted a firm offer of a place and provide appropriate evidence. Evidence should be received by Friday 25th September 2020 and failure to provide the information by this date may result in the Bursary being withdrawn. If you do not take up your place at university, this should also be communicated to the Clerk.
At the end of each academic year of the course, successful applicants should notify the Clerk to the Trustees in writing of the results of any assessments and confirm that they have been accepted to continue their course for the next year. The second and subsequent payments due under the scheme are conditional upon this requirement.
Bursary payments will usually be made by bank transfer and bank details for the applicant will be requested in order to make payments via bank transfer into the applicant’s bank account with confirmation of the payment issued to the applicant's home address by the end of October, following the start of the academic year.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL INFORMATION IS TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL