The College has sole discretion in awarding scholarships and reserves the right not to award a scholarship or to withdraw a scholarship, in whole or in part, for non‐compliance with the terms of the award.
Awards are granted based on the identified scholarly strand, course applied for and intended career pathway. Should an awarded scholar change course area during the programme, the scholarship may be forfeited based on the relevance of the scholarship strand and the requirements of the endorsing employer.
The Bridgend College Scholarship Programme is open to students aged 16+ who are living and residing in Wales and have right to remain status within the UK
Scholarly awards are made following the submission of a stage 2 application and the awarding panel’s decision is final. There is no decision appeal process.
Stage 2 applications can only be submitted by individuals who have submitted an expression of interest (stage 1) and have attended a scholarly information event.
The Bridgend College Scholarship programme is only open to individuals applying for a full time further education (FE) course. Scholarly places will only be awarded where a course has been applied for, a place offered and accepted. Applications will not be accepted from individuals wishing to study part time or via an apprenticeship route.
Scholarly offers are subject to suitable, satisfactory and verified references being received
Bridgend College reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship award in full or part, where:
Attendance falls below the college minimum of 90%
An individual is subject to disciplinary action under the Citizenship Code
Attendance at the work placement element of the scholarship falls below an acceptable standard
Full participation in the programme outline (mentorship, attendance at monitoring meetings etc) is not achieved
Expressions of interest will not be accepted after 31 March
Applications (stage 2) will not be accepted after 15 May
Scholarship holders may be requested to represent Bridgend College as an ambassadors at various promotional activities throughout their time at the College. They may also be contacted with invitations to participate in activities such as surveys, focus groups and interviews in order to evaluate the college’s financial support package. This might also include hosting tours of the campus and its facilities, providing administrative support at open days, participating in social media and other marketing activity as required.
Data pertaining to bursary holders such as progression rates, attainment, completion and outcomes may also be analysed in order to understand the effectiveness of bursaries and scholarships. This data may also be linked to other data already held by the college for the purpose of better understanding of the impact of bursaries and scholarships on under-represented groups.
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