THE AMOS BURSARY IS RECRUITING FOR 2017

Amos BursaryThe Amos Bursary, helps academically able British young men of African and Caribbean heritage, from schools and colleges in London to achieve their ambitions. We prepare them for top universities, the world of work and to become personal and professional leaders.

Our programme ensures that students are fully equipped to make informed and appropriate choices for their futures. We work in partnership with volunteers and organisations to deliver personal development programmes designed to build confidence and enhance employability and life skills. We assist our students to achieve successful performance while at university and enhance their ability to thrive in a competitive world.

Critical to student success is our mentoring service which offers each student a peer and professional mentor for four years.
Essential criteria;

  • British male of African/Caribbean heritage In year 12 or Year 13/gap year student applying to UCL or BPP
  • 5 GCSE’s A*- C
  • Predicted/Achieved A Level grades of A*- B You have the right to work and live in the UK You qualify for home student status at a UK university They must also meet two of the following criteria; Attend a state school / academy / college in London or Greater London Require financial support to attend university due to family circumstances Have a household income below £40,000 or in receipt of income-related benefits Eligible for free school meals Limited tradition of attending university in the family Receiving support from Social Services You come from a single parent family Any economic or social disadvantage (evidence required) not listed above Please note we cannot change interview dates if you are shortlisted.

Applications open November 18th 2016 – January 20 2017 Interview dates Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2017 Successful applicants informed by 10th February 2017

University College London (UCL)
If you are in year 13 or taking a gap year and have applied or secured a place to study at UCL, you can also apply for an Amos Bursary UCL Scholarship (£1,000 per annum) and join the Amos Bursary in the September before you start university. We are particularly interested in students wishing to study Law, Arts, Humanities and Social Science. UCL is ranked seventh in the world’s top ten universities by the QS World University Rankings 2016.

BPP University
BPP University is the UK’s first independent private university dedicated to Business and the Professions. BPP University offers full three year scholarships to study Law, Accountancy and Business Studies. The successful recipient will be awarded a full scholarship for the duration of their programme at BPP subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Successful scholarship applicants will automatically become a member of the Amos Bursary and will be required to attend mentor & student relations meetings, supporters meetings, development days and make the most of the opportunities offered by the Amos Bursary.
*Recipients of scholarships are not eligible to receive the annual £500 Amos Bursary.

For UCL/BPP scholarships you must meet all of the following criteria;

  • predicted exam grades must meet the university entry requirements
  • Applicants for the scholarships must have secured a conditional or unconditional offer to study at at UCL or BPP or willing to apply through clearing to secure a place to study a full-time undergraduate degree for September 2017.
  • You have the right to work and live in the UK You qualify for home student status at a UK university

Application forms and guidance notes can be found at: www.amosbursary.org.uk  or apply at https://www.amosbursary.org.uk/apply/

Enquiries regarding applications: apply@amosbursary.org.uk In the subject line please write – Amos Bursary Application 2017 and your/student name or school.