The Mayor’s Higher Education Award
The Mayor’s Higher Education Award is a groundbreaking new
scheme being launched this year to help ease the cost of university
for Tower Hamlets students.
There are 400 grants available, each of £1,500, which will go to
young people who are starting higher education in the 2013/14
academic year, beginning this September.
The scheme is the first higher education grant programme of this
scale in the country.
To receive the Mayor’s Higher Education Award, you need
- be up to 24 years old before the start of the academic year in
which your course starts and up to 25 years old for those who had a
Special Educational Needs statement up to the age of 16, or who
receive Disability Living Allowance.
- have been living in Tower Hamlets for at least three years at
the time of your application (young people who have lived in the
borough for less than three years but hold full refugee status are
also eligible, as are young people up to the age of 21 for whom
Tower Hamlets remains the corporate parent).
- be attending or intending to attend the first year of a
designated higher education undergraduate course starting between
September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014 for which the student is
eligible for support from Student Finance England, including a full
fee loan (students only have to be eligible for a loan, not to have
taken a loan out).
You can apply by completing
online application form.
Applicants need to provide detailed
information so are being encouraged to have a look through the
documents on this page now so they know what they need to do. The
entry period closes on October 11.
The Mayor’s Higher Education Award is being
launched as a result of the success of the Mayor’s Education Award – a separate scheme,
now in its third year, in which school leavers are given grants to
help them stay in education post-16.
The scheme is being administered by the
council’s Benefits department. If you have an enquiry that is not
addressed in the frequently
asked questions (PDF, 146kb), contact the Benefits team on 020
7364 5001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.