John La Rose Award scheme
The John La Rose Award scheme was formerly known as the Haringey Fairer Education Fund (HFEF).
Applications for 2023 are now open. The closing date will be 16 December 2022.
- About the programme
- Who can get support
- Support you will get if your application is successful
- How to apply
Now in its third year, the John La Rose Award scheme (formerly known as the Haringey Fairer Education Fund) is a programme of support for young people which sets out to make access to higher education fairer as part of the council’s wider ambitions to create a more equal borough.
Whether it’s university that you’re contemplating, or business school, or creative college, or another kind of higher education, you can get support through the John La Rose Award for courses beginning in autumn 2023.
If you haven’t thought about going on to university (or any other higher education course), or if you aren’t sure whether it’s affordable or you, or if you just aren’t sure of what you’d like to do after school, we hope you will put your application in to see if we can support you and how. Your school or college may also be able to help you with the application process: please do speak to them.
- Any Haringey resident whose household has a combined income below £30,000 a year
- Anyone applying for a higher education course (including university, business school, creative or technical college) that starts in autumn 2023.
- Anyone entering higher education for the first time
- Anyone who has been a Haringey resident for at least 3 years
- Anyone who has been a Haringey resident for less than 3 years, but falls into any of these categories:
- looked after children
- asylum seekers
- no recourse to public funds
- young people with SEND
- compulsory housing move by local authority
- Anyone aged 25, or under, on 1 September 2023
Course application fees and campus visits
The following costs will be reimbursed:
- UCAS application fee
- 2 university campus visits or open days (up to £50 per trip)
Bursary grants to support living costs
A limited number of bursary grants are available, but we do encourage all those who meet the eligibility criteria above to apply as we may be able to signpost you to bursaries and grants from other institutions.
Bursary grant recipients will:
- receive a termly payment to help cover living costs for the duration of their course.
- be offered a paid summer placement with a council department or partner organisation relevant to their chosen course (after the second year of their course).
Mentoring and support
We will offer you a mentor from autumn 2023 to support you with the transition to higher education.
The closing date for this year’s applications will be 16 December 2022.
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