In 2014 we awarded a total of £80,000 to three educational institutions to fund student bursaries. Read on to find out how our funding has helped support local students.
Aston University is using its three year annual bursary to support ten undergraduate students from the West Midlands who would have otherwise experienced financial difficulties attending university.
The bursaries of £1,000 each (for three years) have been awarded to those studying subject areas in which males and females are typically under-represented - women studying for a degree in engineering and men studying a foreign language.
Birmingham Metropolitan College
Birmingham Metropolitan College is using its two year annual bursary to assist 20 students across Birmingham and the Black Country by providing smaller bursaries of £500 each.
The funding means students on some of the more resource intensive courses such as medical sciences, fashion, art and design, and engineering, to fully participate without limitation due to financial constraints whilst studying.
Newman University, Birmingham
Newman University is using its three year annual bursary to provide ten full-time single and combined honours undergraduate students with £1,000 each. As a condition of receiving the funding the students are required to take part in voluntary support for local charitable organisation which is in line with the work that the Foundation is doing with community groups.
This bursary funding will help with the cost of student course materials and living expenses during their full time studies over three years.