December 9, 2012

9/11 Scholarships for International students to study in the UK

9/11 Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Any field (see below)
Course Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Other recognized qualifications (diploma, etc)
Provider: UK 9/11 Scholarships fund
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The UK 9/11 Scholarships Fund was established jointly by the World Trade Center Disaster Fund and the British Council. It seeks to award scholarships to children or dependants of victims of the September 11 attacks on the USA, or other subsequent terrorist tragedy, for study at higher or further education institutions in the UK.

The scholarships awarded under the UK 9/11 Scholarships Fund have been made possible by the generosity of individuals and institutions in the UK. You could have the opportunity to come to the UK to study and to achieve world class qualifications. In a country that is diverse and multicultural, you will constantly be challenged and creatively engaged as you develop your knowledge and achieve your ambitions.

Eligibility
To be eligible you must have:
  • Lost a parent or guardian as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11 2001 or other subsequent terrorist tragedy.
  • Have a parent or guardian who was thereby permanently injured, as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11 2001 or other subsequent tragedy, and be able to demonstrate need, hardship or distress for the purposes of undertaking a course in higher or further education in the United Kingdom.
Eligible groups
  1. Do I have to be American to be able to apply? There are no restrictions on nationality or on residence in other countries.
  2. Are there any age restrictions? There are no age restrictions but your suitability will be determined by your capacity to meet the entrance requirements of the institution(s) you are applying to.
  3. How do I know whether I qualify for help under the needs criteria? The UK 9/11 Scholarships Fund is required under the terms of its endowment to ensure applicants demonstrate need, hardship or distress. This means that applicants must provide standard information relating to the income and assets of themselves or their parent/guardian, as requested in the application form.
  4. Can I apply if I started but did not finish an earlier tertiary education course? You may apply for a scholarship under these circumstances but should be prepared to explain why you gave up your earlier studies. You will of course need to satisfy the entrance requirements of the institution(s) you are applying to.
Fields of Study
The scholarships are offered for:
  • Undergraduate courses lasting no more than 4 years. All applications for medical courses (i.e. up to 5 year’s duration) are subject to approval at Board level.
  • Master’s courses
  • Courses leading to a recognised qualification at further education institutions in the UK.
  • Accredited study periods of up to 1 year’s length for students whose college or university has an exchange agreement with a partner institution in the UK
Exclusions
  • Awards are primarily intended for applicants undertaking their first degrees, or their first Master’s course. The adjudication panel members will only give awards for other postgraduate or research courses or degrees once they are satisfied that they can give appropriate funding for the above purposes.
  • Awards are for full-time study only; applications for part-time courses will not be considered.
  • Education at nursery, primary or secondary level is not covered by the scholarships.
  • Courses of military education and in-company training are not covered by the scholarships.
  • Scholarships are not given for extra-mural or non-degree courses, with the exception of further education qualifications.
  • The conditional award of a 9/11 scholarship does not guarantee a study place at a higher or further education institution in the UK; candidates must apply separately for admission through the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) application process
Scholarship benefits
The Scholarships cover funding for full-time study leading to a degree at undergraduate or master’s level (or equivalent further education) at recognised higher education institutes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Scholarships provide funding to cover the following:
  • Tuition fees
  • Travel to and from country of residence
  • Stipend for living expenses and accommodation while in the UK
Method of Application
a). When should I apply for a 9/11 Scholarship?
You should start considering your 9/11 Scholarship application around 18 months before the intended course start date e.g. Grade 10 at high school in USA or while you are in your second year of undergraduate study (if you are intending to apply for a Masters course).

b). How do I apply for a 9/11 Scholarship?
  • Research courses and check you meet the specific academic requirements
  • Apply for to universities through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)
  • Complete the 9/11 Scholarship application form (in full) and gather supporting documentation including:
    • A birth certificate detailing your parents’ names
    • A death certificate for your parent/guardian lost in the 9/11 tragedy
    • Supporting medical and financial documentation if your parent/guardian has been permanently injured as a result of the 9/11 tragedy
  • Complete and sign the declaration form and send to us along with your completed application form
c). Who do I send my application to?
  1. Applicants resident in the USA:

    Scholarship America
    1505 Riverview Road
    PO Box 297
    St Peter
    MN 56082
    United States of America
    Telephone (001) 877 862 0136

  2. In the United Kingdom (and for applicants from any other country):

    Susan Smith
    British Council
    The Tun, 4 Jackson’s Entry
    Holyrood Road
    Edinburgh EH8 8PJ
    Scotland, UK
    Telephone 0044 (0) 131 524 5772
NOTE: Don’t forget!
Ensure that you complete all relevant fields before submitting your application form.
Remember to nominate two referees and to return your signed declaration form
After your application, see what happens next.

Contact
For questions about your eligibility and the application process:

i). Applicants resident in the US:

Scholarship America
1505 Riverview Road
PO Box 297
St Peter
MN 56082
United States of America
Telephone (001) 877 862 0136

ii). In the United Kingdom (and for applicants from any other country)

Susan Smith
British Council
The Tun, 4 Jackson’s Entry
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8PJ
Scotland, UK
Telephone 0044 (0) 131 524 5772

iii). For any other questions contact:

Susan Smith
Email susan.smith@britishcouncil.org

Application Deadline: Varies / ongoing
Open to International students: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

No comments:

Post a Comment