Young people who are estranged from their family, or leaving care, and planning to study at Bournemouth University (BU) this September can now apply for an accommodation scholarship from the Unite Foundation.
BU and Unite Students already work together to provide accommodation in Purbeck House halls of residence, and BU is proud to now be one of just 18 universities recently selected to award the accommodation scholarship from the Unite Foundation.
The accommodation scholarship will provide students with a rent-free university home in Purbeck House for three years.
Applicants must be under 25-years of age, a care-leaver or estranged from their family, and have been offered a place to study at BU this September. Applications need to be submitted to BU’s Outreach team by 12pm on 31 May.
Those awarded the scholarship will also have access to other opportunities through the Unite Foundation’s sponsors, such as work placements, mentoring and activities to help students make the most of their university experience.
Mandi Barron, Head of Student Services at BU said: “We are delighted to have become a Unite Foundation partner university. A Unite Foundation scholarship will undoubtedly help those students who lack family support and who, we know, face some very considerable challenges. We are very much looking forward to working with the growing network of universities involved to level the playing field”.
Visit the fees and funding section of the BU website for more information about the scholarship and to download the application form.