Last chance to apply for Wheatley education bursaries

Time is running out for people to apply for 50 further education bursaries from Wheatley Group.

Jennifer and Sameer have benefitted from bursaries

The bursaries are worth up to £1500 for full-time students and £750 for part-time studies and help support people on college and university courses.

Funded by the Wheatley Group’s charitable trust, the Wheatley Foundation, bursaries are available to people living in homes owned by Wheatley’s social landlords - GHA, DGHP, Dunedin Canmore, West Lothian Housing Partnership, Loretto Housing and Cube - and people who live in a home factored by or rented from Lowther.

Applicants will need to be quick as the closing date is 30 June 2021.

Since the bursary scheme launched in 2017, it has helped more than 230 people from communities across Scotland.

Sameer Khalid, a GHA tenant from Milton in Glasgow, received a bursary to study medicine at the University of St Andrews.

The 18-year-old, who has completed his first year, is able to fulfil his dreams of becoming a doctor thanks to Wheatley.

He said: “The bursary has really made a difference for me. Despite having the academic qualifications for the course, the financial side of things can be a big burden. Having the bursary has meant not having the stress of worrying about my finances and has let me focus on my studies.

“It has helped me meet the costs of living and studying in St Andrews. I’ve used it towards food, accommodation, books and resources for studying.”

Wheatley Foundation Director Lorraine McLaren said: “Over the last four years, we’ve been able to help hundreds of people from Wheatley communities go onto further education and take a step towards achieving their dreams.

“Through our range of social and economic programmes, the Wheatley Foundation tackles the barriers that people face growing up in poverty, creates opportunities and helps people achieve their ambitions.”

For more information and to how to apply, email wfbursaries@wheatley-group.com

You can download an application form here.

Thursday, June 24, 2021