34 students to get £9,250 uni tuition fees paid for by council

Thirty-four students from the borough will get their university tuition fees – up to £9,250 – paid for by Hillingdon Council.

Hillingdon Council is offering the grant to young residents for the first year of their higher education after launching a £320,000 bursary fund.

The new scheme will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, as a tribute to the young people who gave their lives in conflict.

To be eligible to apply for the bursary, which is available for one year, applicants must have been born on or after 1 January 1999, have lived in Hillingdon for 10 years and be registered to start a UCAS registered course.

Eligible students will need to submit a written statement of no more than 200 words, including evidence of a strong academic record and an explanation of why they deserve to receive a bursary. Applicants will also need the support of their school or college, and be able to provide any required supporting evidence.

For successful applicants, the bursary will be paid in instalments to their chosen university during the first year. The deadline for applications is Friday 31 August 2018.

Councillor David Simmonds, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services said: “In addition to supporting young residents to access apprenticeships and other career opportunities, providing funding for future university students is an appropriate way to commemorate those who lost that opportunity for themselves due to their sacrifice in the First World War.

“The council is offering a bursary up to £9,250 per student towards fees for an undergraduate course in 2018, and we hope that local residents will take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.”

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.hillingdon.gov.uk/bursary

 

 

 

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