Our client, a leading Fund
Administration and Management Services Company has recently
a student bursary scheme. The Scheme is designed to assist a university
from Guernsey in each academic year by
provision of a maintenance grant of up to £1,800 per annum. The scheme
established from January 2010, aims to support students who are likely
well in their chosen subject, and who are likely to bring their skills
the benefit of the Island. The bursary
linked to a permanent employment obligation, however, we will be happy
consider employment applications with the company at the end of study.
expect bursary students to be available to work for a minimum of 10
year for which they will be paid.
Applications will be screened
initially to confirm basic suitability for the Scheme. Applicants
interview will be required to attend our offices to meet with a panel of
adjudicators appointed by the company. The selection of candidates for a
and the amount of any grant are at the discretion of the Panel, whose
shall be final. In arriving at their decision the Panel will have to
number of factors. Some basic guidelines to applicants are provided
which indicate the major factors which will be taken into consideration.
1) Candidates should have been ordinarily
resident in the Bailiwick of Guernsey for at least three years.
2) Candidates should have at least
300 UCAS points or expect to achieve a high standard of academic ability
A-Level. The Panel will expect the candidate's school to provide a
candidates proceeding directly (or after a "gap" year) from school to
university must submit their application through the School.
3) The initial screening and the
Panel will also consider, and give weight to: -
the potential benefit to the Island that
result from the candidate undertaking the course of study, including
employability on the Island
- the general financial needs of the
- the non-academic prowess of the
4) The grant will usually be given
for first degree courses over a period of 3 years at a University (or college or equivalent standing).
Non-UK universities are acceptable.
5) The panel is also prepared to
consider applications from students after the commencement of their
degree course and from mature
students or post-graduate students, including candidates who have
received a grant in respect
of their first degree course. Because of the difficulty in
comparing such students with first
degree students, the panel will be particularly selective in such cases.
6) The grant will not be
means-tested in any way, but the Panel will take into account factors
such as family background, financial need
etc. in arriving at its decision. If you are aware of any such factor
please give details in the
1) Candidates must complete the
application form which accompanies this note in their own handwriting
and submit the items
listed in the form. The documents should be mailed to:
Applications must be submitted by 30
April 2010 for those proposing to take up the grant in respect of the academic year
2010/2011. You will be informed whether your name has been placed on the
short-list in June.
3) Short-listed candidates will not
be examined but will be expected to attend a short interview, reasonable expenses being
reimbursed. This interview will take place in Guernsey
on a date to be advised.
4) Your application should be accompanied
by a covering letter in your own handwriting, setting out:
a. your reasons for choosing the
course which you propose to pursue
b. what that course is expected to
lead to after it has been completed, and
c. why you consider you should be
selected for the bursary scheme
Candidates are asked to submit a
copy of a piece of course work whose subject matter is of particular
interest to them. This
will act as a topic of discussion at interview, although the interview
would not be confined to
its subject matter. If you have difficulty in identifying a suitable
piece of course work, please phone
Mr Blin on Tel: 723221 to discuss.
Payment of Bursary
1) Bursaries will be subject to
confirmation that the candidate has been awarded a place at the stated
University, and will
automatically cease if the candidate fails to complete or withdraws from
the course at any stage. The
Panel may at its discretion award less than the maximum
grant or increase grants after the
first year of payment.
2) Grants will be paid to the
successful candidate for each academic year in three equal installments
at the beginning of
each academic term.
Please read the notes which
accompany this form before completion
Name in Full:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Home Address and Phone No:
Resident in Bailiwick since:
School Telephone Number
Academic Qualifications achieved
Course & Duration:
Predicted Grades and/or ACAS
Details of other awards claimed
for in respect of this course (including States Education Dept awards)
Any other relevant information,
including any special factors to be considered
Please email us for more info at email@example.com
or call 723221.