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.
You'll find all of the eligibility criteria in the terms and conditions.
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.