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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

Criteria

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

Deadline

The deadline for this scholarship for 2018/19 has passed. Details for 2019/20 will be published here when available


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