What are scholarships and bursaries?
A scholarship is an award of financial aid to a family to help their child further their education. Scholarships vary in detail between schools, with some awarding multiple scholarships covering different talents, achievements and behaviours. Most scholarships offer funding of all or part of the school’s tuition fees for a period of time with no requirement for repayment. A bursary is a means-tested scholarship to help families experiencing financial difficulties meaning they’re unable to meet the cost of tuition at their preferred school.
What are the benefits of a scholarship or bursary?
Smaller class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, resources to support extensive extracurricular opportunities – the quality of education on offer within independent schools is unparalleled. However, this comes at a price. The cost of tuition puts independent schools out of reach for some families. With an independent school scholarship or bursary, access to this quality education is made possible through either fully or partially funded tuition fees for a period of a child’s education.