Scholarships

Each year The Garage Trust offer a very limited number of education scholarships towards covering the costs of accredited course fees.

Applications for scholarships for the year 2023/24 are now closed. 

CRITERIA

To be eligible to apply for our Barriers to Learning Scholarship

  • You receive Universal Credit or other benefits, and you earn wages of less than £338 a month, your earned income is less than £16,009 per year, you consider yourself to be in financial hardship and you have been unable to obtain financial help from other sources e.g. family
  • You have overcome alternative significant barriers to learning e.g., young carer, disability, young parent, you have an EHCP plan, care leaver, ESL

CRITERIA

To be eligible to apply for our Barriers to Learning Scholarship

  • You receive Universal Credit or other benefits, and you earn wages of less than £338 a month, your earned income is less than £16,009 per year, you consider yourself to be in financial hardship and you have been unable to obtain financial help from other sources e.g. family
  • You have overcome alternative significant barriers to learning e.g., young carer, disability, young parent, you have an EHCP plan, care leaver, ESL

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

Prior to making a Scholarship Application

Students must first use our online application form to apply for a place on an accredited course. Students are then invited for an interview.

If students are accepted onto their chosen course, they will receive an offer letter which will include an acceptance letter. The student must sign and send back the acceptance letter. Once this process has been completed, the student may apply for a scholarship.


APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Students can apply for a scholarship through our website via an online from. The online form will be received in the Education mailbox

The online scholarship application form will be cross-referenced by the Accredited Courses Leader to ensure an offer of a place has already been made to the scholarship applicant and that their acceptance letter has been received.

If this is not the case, the Accredited Courses Leader will make contact with the applicant, to discuss the application process which must be completed prior to us considering a scholarship request.

If the scholarship applicant already been successful in the application process and meets the scholarship criteria, then the scholarship application form will be forwarded to the Head of Participation by the Accredited Courses Leader.

The Head of Participation will invite the applicant to a Scholarship Panel Interview. The Head of Participation is responsible for organising the Scholarship Panel Interview, with the panel consisting of the CEO, the Head of Participation and a Board of Trustee member.

The panel meet once a year for the Level 2 courses and once a year for the Level 4 courses. The course application process must be completed, and the scholarship application made before the panel meets.

The Scholarship Panel Interviews will take place in February (for Level 4 applicants) and April (for Level 2 applicants).

Please note: The panel will want to interview the learner applying for the scholarship, not the parents/guardians. However, parents/guardians are welcome to attend the interview if they wish.

Post Scholarship Panel Interview, the Head of Participation will inform the applicant of the outcome of the interview. If the applicant is unsuccessful, the Head of Participation will signpost towards additional sources of support and will inform the Accredited Courses Leader of this correspondence. If the applicant is successful, the Head of Participation will additionally inform the Accredited Courses Leader and the Financial Administrator of this outcome.

Need more information?

Email us on education@thegarage.org.uk or call 01603 283382