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  • The Open University - Carers' Scholarships Fund

    Created: 01/04/2020

    The Open University (OU) are making 50 scholarships available in the 2020/2021 academic year, with 15 reserved for young carers between 18–25.

    It covers OU undergraduate credit-bearing modules and qualifications, paying for the full tuition cost of your qualification, up to 120 credits each seasonal academic year and 360 credits in total.

    To be eligible, you’ll need to meet all the following criteria:

    • start OU study for the first time in the 2020/2021 academic year
    • ordinarily resident in the UK and eligible for a UK fee
    • be a carer who cares for an average of 15 hours a week, or
      have been a carer in the last 2 years, who cared for an average of 15 hours a week, but, due to bereavement, are no longer a carer
    • able to provide proof of your current, or recently ended, caring responsibilities
    • have a gross household income of no more than £25,000 a year, or be in receipt of a qualifying benefit
    • study a minimum of 30 credits a year.

    Visit the OU website for further information on how to apply for the Fund. 

    Deadline: 31 July 2020




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