Bursary Scheme Update
The 16 to 19 Bursary Scheme starting in September 2011. The consultation for the new Bursary that is replacing EMA has now ended. Information about the new scheme is available at: www.education.gov.uk/16to19/studentsupport/financialsupport. There is a Frequently Asked Qusetions page which is useful for professionals and young people. The scheme provides funding directly to young people who are in the care system and those on income support. Colleges and other learning providers will have a separate fund to award bursaries to youing people facing other barriers, at their discretion. There will also be additional transitional arrangements to help those who are part-way through their studies and are currently receiving EMA. The weekly payments made under the transitional support scheme will be administered by Capita, under the contract it holds with the YPLA. For further information on this visit the YPLA website.