How to Apply

Our application process is now closed, it reopens on 1 December 2021 in support of the academic year 2022-23.


All applications should be completed by the applicant using the online application form:

The online application includes a personal statement that should be no longer than 5000 characters including spaces. You must also attach a written academic reference.

In your personal statement, please ensure you:

           Highlight your academic excellence and include the reasons why a particular institution has been chosen at which to study.

           Outline your career ambitions/intentions.

           Anything else you feel may be of interest to the Trustees.


The Trustees want to recognise individuals who are academically excellent, have exceptional ability or potential but that are also experiencing hardship in their circumstances that is more than just a shortfall/lack of funding. The hardship statement is your opportunity demonstrate your need to the Trustees.

In your hardship statement, please ensure you:

           Detail how a grant from us will help you complete your studies.

           Do not repeat the content of your personal statement

           Explain why you are applying for a bursary, with the emphasis on any hardship and financial need

Please ensure the ACADEMIC REFERENCE is;

           Written by an appropriate tutor/academic that knows you well enough to support your application

           On their institutes headed paper

The application process is competitive and there is no guaranteed commitment of funding from the foundation.

Applications can be submitted online from 1st December - 31st March each year.

Any general queries about the process should be addressed directly to the Secretary via the website:



Guidelines (PDF)