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The Open University Care Experienced Scholarship [Covers full tuition]

The Open University Care Experienced Scholarship [Covers full tuition]

The Open University Care Experienced Scholarship offers six full undergraduate scholarships to care-experienced young people aged 25 and under. Developed in collaboration with The John Lewis Partnership as part of the Building Happier Futures initiative, this scholarship provides a pathway for young individuals with care experience to pursue higher education.

Understanding Care Experience:
We recognize that individuals with experience in care face unique challenges in accessing higher education. These challenges can impact academic progress and hinder opportunities for university education. At The Open University, we aim to remove barriers to higher education through open-access courses and flexible study arrangements, allowing students to study from the comfort of their homes.

What Does the Scholarship Offer?
The Care Experienced Scholarship covers full tuition costs for undergraduate credit-bearing qualifications at The Open University. Each scholarship covers up to 120 credits per seasonal academic year and up to 360 credits in total.

Eligibility Criteria:
To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
– Aged 25 years or under on 1 September 2024
– Starting OU study for the first time in the 2024/25 academic year
– Ordinarily resident in the UK and eligible for a UK fee
– Hold no existing higher education qualification(s)
– Able to demonstrate proof of experience of being in care
– Gross personal income of not more than £25,000 per year or receive a qualifying benefit
– Studying a module as part of an undergraduate qualification in the academic year 2024/25
– Studying a minimum of 30 credits a year

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Applications close on 24 July 2024, with successful applicants notified by 9 August 2024.

For more information or assistance with your application, contact our advisers at 0300 303 5303 or email us at general-enquiries@open.ac.uk. We’re here to help you embark on your educational journey with confidence.