What is the scholarship?
- 50 scholarships are available in 2018/19.
- All undergraduate and postgraduate modules and qualifications are eligible for the scheme, as long as the first module commences in the 2018/19 academic year.
- Full fee waivers will be available for a full undergraduate or postgraduate qualification, up to a maximum of 120 credits per seasonal academic year, 360 credits in total and not exceeding £18,000.
The closing date is 1 August 2018, so if you are thinking of studying your first module later on in the year you will still need to submit your application by this date.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible to apply for the scheme you must meet all the following criteria:
- Be starting OU study in the 2018/19 academic year.
- Be eligible for a UK fee.
- Be disabled as a result of, or in, military service.
Full details of the terms and conditions can be found here.
You will need to provide evidence which confirms that your disability is as a direct result of active service. You don’t have to prove that your disability occurred during service, simply that it is a result of it. This could be a letter from your current GP or Consultant, or your confirmation of medical discharge.
What specialist support will I receive?
All eligible applicants (whether you are successful for a scholarship or not) will be entitled to pre-entry careers information and advice. All successful applicants may also be entitled to receive:
- Specialist resources such as workbooks, webinars and forums.
- Ongoing career coaching/mentoring support for the duration of study.
- Additional support will be provided subject to the requirements and career goals of each student.
- Successful applicants will be able to request specialist equipment and disability support. This will be in addition to any support provided via the Disabled Student’s Allowance.
- Any additional support will be looked at on a case-by-case basis, depending on your requirements.
How do I apply?
Before you apply for the scholarship you will need to reserve a place on the first module(s) you would like to study this year. You can then download an application form
, complete and return this along with your supporting evidence by the deadline of midnight on 1 August 2018.
How does the selection process work?
- Successful applicants will be chosen at random from a draw of all eligible applications.
- The draw will take place on 6 August 2018.
- Successful applicants will be notified by email and letter on or before 10 August 2018.