Community has taken the stress out of studying for its members by granting successful applicants a bursary payment to cover certain costs during their first academic year.
The stress and costs associated with studying can often deter applicants from taking the next step in their learning journey, Community identified this issue from listening to its members and wanted to do something about it. Every year, Community offers up to 20 bursaries of various amounts to members or their children. Our successful applicants receive bursaries ranging from £1,000 to £4,500.
“It helped massively because my rent is so high I am left with very little of my student loan, so to not have to ask any of my family for help was great,” said Megan Crawford, first year student and young Community member.
Another Community member and first year student, Clement Nnadozie, was happy to learn more about what Community could offer him after successfully receiving his bursary: “The money I received went toward my study bills, to then find out that I was entitled to representation though my membership gave me peace of mind at work.”
Community members who apply for the bursary are assessed on a broad range of criteria including employment history, financial situation, financial dependency and the nature of the offers received from the place of study to which you are applying.