Care Leavers Award for Students Starting in 2019 (2019)
The award will be paid in three instalments per year, £1,000 per term in September, January and March. Students in their first year of study will receive an additional £500 in the first term.
Once you have completed your degree and the result has been published a £1,000 exit award will be made.
Type of award
£3,000 per year with an additional £500 in your first year of study.
A £1,000 exit award will be paid to all students who complete their degree sucessfully.
To be eligible for the award you need to:
- have been in UK care for at least 13 weeks since your 14th birthday
- to be studying on your first undergraduate degree
- be under 25 when you start the course
- have ticked the 'in care' box on your UCAS form
Deadline19 June 2020 0:00 (GMT)
How to apply
The University's Care Leaver Coordinator will contact you with a short questionnaire you need to return to enable us to check your eligibility for the award.
If you are eligible the award will be paid automatically and you will not need to apply.
Please contact the University's Care Leaver Coordinator.
The University’s Care Leaver Coordinator is:
Retention and Progression Manager
Essex House 238
University of Sussex
Tel: 01273 67 8865
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For more information about the support available to care leavers please visit https://www.sussex.ac.uk/studentlifecentre/issues/careleavers
The payments will be made at the start of each term: September, January and March.
19 June 2020 0:00 (GMT)
The award is available to people from the following country: