Armed Service Bereavement Scholarship
The Scheme will provide a contribution towards the cost of a first undergraduate programme at a publicly-funded UK higher education institution (External Link)
The aim of this scheme is to give the children of those who died in service and whose death was attributable to service, a scholarship to help cover some of the costs incurred in obtaining further education qualifications, university degree or higher level technical education.
The Scheme will provide a contribution towards the cost of a first undergraduate programme at a publicly-funded UK higher education institution for bereaved children of Servicemen/Women from the UK Armed Forces.
In the 2018 to 2019 academic year you can apply for up to:
- £1,500 for a further education course
- £9,250 for tuition fees and £4,950 for a Maintenance Grant for a higher education or higher level technical education course
You can apply for help with the costs of further and higher education if all of the following are true:
- One of your parents died as a result of their service in the armed forces
- Your parent died on or after 1 January 1990
- You’re 16 or over and in full-time education
- You or a surviving parent receive bereavement benefits from the Armed Forces Compensation scheme, War Pension scheme or Armed Forces Attributable Benefits scheme
For further information and criteria please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/afbss-form-1
How to apply
Download and fill in the bereavement scholarship scheme application: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/afbss-form-1
Post your application to the address on the form.
If you’re applying for a higher education scholarship (for example, an undergraduate degree from a UK university), also include:
- a letter from the college or university confirming that you’ve accepted their offer of a place
- proof of the fees, for example a photocopy of your tuition fees invoice
The deadline for this scholarship for 2018/19 has passed. Details for 2019/20 will be published here when available